William Hill is one of the biggest bookmakers in the world, and is over 80 years old. In fact, it was founded in 1934, just a couple of years after Phar Lap had astounded the world of racing with his extraordinary performances. It is the second largest bookmaker in Australia. The group is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and generates revenues of £1.4 billion, employing 18,500 people worldwide.
Now it is expanding in Australia, with some excellent offers for sports bettors in order to persuade them to bet with Hill’s rather than with their competitors. It bought Sportingbet in Australia in 2013, and also tomwaterhouse.com, the Australian internet betting group founded by Tom Waterhouse, son of trainer Gai Waterhouse. This WilliamHill.com.au review tells you everything you need to know in order to bet with the firm.
Sign Up Bonus
When you join William Hill online, they are presently offering an initial bonus of a free bet of up to $502 to match your initial deposit. They also have a range of other tempting offers which change on a regular basis, but are intended to keep regular punters coming back for more. For instance, at the time of writing (April 2015) you can get double your winnings on the NRL. You simply place a bet on the first tryscorer. If the try is converted, William Hill will pay double your winnings in the form of a bonus bet. This is subject to a maximum of $700, but nonetheless is a very generous offer.
On all Australian thoroughbred and harness races, you don’t have to wait for correct weight, as Hill’s will pay out within 60 seconds of your horse winning the race. Not only that, but if there is a protest, they will still pay you. You get to keep your winnings anyway. This is available on Win Only wagers, or on the winning portion of Each Way wagers.
Quick Payouts and Specials
It gets better! If your horse is first across the line and gets beaten in a protest, William Hill will still pay up. In effect, you would win, even if your horse didn’t! Rules are the same as above. Both of these offers apply to Internet/iPhone/Android and mobi bets.
Then, on sports, there is currently a 25% bonus on all 4+ leg multis, with a minimum of 4 legs, and a maximum of 12. Maximum bonus on this offer is $100.
Another offer is Best Tote + 5%. A Best Tote Plus win wager gives the best dividend declared by the three national TAB’s plus an additional 5% on top. This offer is available on all Australian metropolitan thoroughbred race meetings.
Of course, William Hill offer odds on a very wide range of sports, wider than most other bookmakers in Australia. For instance, at the moment, the world snooker Championship has just started at The Crucible in Sheffield, England, and odds are offered on all the first round matches, which are over the best of 19 frames. Only yesterday, current world champion Mark Selby just scraped through by 10 frames to 9 against the relatively unknown Kurt Maflin. There are still 13 first round matches to be played, and Hill’s are offering some fairly generous odds on some of the players.
William Hill also offer odds on probably a wider range of subjects and events than most other bookmakers in Australia. For instance, you can bet on the value of the Australian dollar against the US dollar at the end of 2015. You can bet on the outright winner of the Eurovision song contest at the end of May.
How about a punt on the winner of the UK general election currently being held? Or the Australian federal election? The various state elections? Or even the US presidential election next year? William Hill offer odds on all of these.
Hundreds of Sports, Racing, and Novelty Markets
There are markets in many other sports such as surfing, tennis, cricket, darts, baseball, European basketball, world basketball, handball, ice hockey – whatever interests you, it seems that William Hill are happy to offer you odds on it. Rugby Union, martial arts, cycling, and American football are all catered for.
For example, today there is a market on an ice hockey game in Finland, four handball games in Germany, the four NHL playoff series, and two Euroleague basketball matches. In addition, you can bet on the futures market on the Tour de France at some very good prices, and if golf is your sport of choice, then you can take a punt on the winner of the US Open set to begin on June 20th. You can also place a bet or bets on the nine matches in the AFL which are due to be played over the course of the next few days.
As for soccer, William Hill offer markets for games all over the world. As well as the Australian matches, there are markets for all the British and Irish matches, the European Cup fixtures, other European matches, and matches in North and South America, Eastern Europe, and Asia.
In tennis, you can bet on just about every tournament worldwide. There is a huge number of matches on which to place a bet that are currently in progress or just about to begin.
As you would expect, you can get all of the results of races at the click of a mouse. You can check today’s results, yesterday’s results, or choose another date during the course of the month. There is a facility for checking on live scores, and there are also sets of statistics for Australian rules, rugby league, American football, basketball, baseball, cricket, Formula 1, golf, soccer, tennis and more. This is very handy when you are having an argument with someone down at the pub, or simply for your own use when deciding on a wager.
William Hill also has apps which you can download so that you can bet online using your mobile, tablet, or other Android device, or iPhone and iPad. In addition, they have their own in-house horse racing tipster called The Wolf, who gives tips for all of the day’s Australian races, together with some of the big overseas races such as the Derby and Grand National.
In short, whatever sport you want to bet on, whether you are just an an occasional punter, a regular punter, or you make your living by betting, William Hill has got you covered. If you do not already have an account, it is well worthwhile opening one, even if only to take advantage of their generous free bets when you join.