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William Hill is undoubtedly a popular sportsbook that has been around for decades. But the question is does the company fit the bill as a bookmaker of choice? Let’s find out in this will William Hill sportsbook review that also explores available betting markets on the platform.
William Hill Sportsbook: Sports and Markets Available
- 1 William Hill Sportsbook: Sports and Markets Available
- 2 Odds & Limits
- 3 Available Promotions
- 4 FAQ
- 4.1 Is William Hill Sportsbook legit?
- 4.2 What is the maximum amount I can wager?
- 4.3 What is the maximum withdrawal using Skrill?
- 4.4 Can I withdraw bonus including earnings from a free bet?
- 4.5 Which games are available for live in-play?
- 4.6 Are there promotions for football bettors?
- 4.7 Why is William Hill set to stop accepting credit deposits?
- 4.8 Is it possible to reverse withdrawals?
- 5 William Hill Review: Additional Features
- 6 Best Features
- 7 Pros & Cons
- 8 William Hill Review – Opinion
Like everyone else who would want to choose the best sportsbook for sports betting, I straightaway wanted to find out about markets and sports that William Hill offers to bettors. First off, I asked this question: Is the sportsbook platform expansive? And if so, what are the available betting options? Well, William covers wide-array of sports on their sportsbook. On the homepage, you will immediately realize football comes first and takes a considerable amount of space.
Other sports that the sportsbook covers are tennis, cricket, golf, darts, rugby union, rugby league and snooker. You will find all these on the home page when scrolling down. Preview windows for each sport and ‘view more’ button under each category make it easy to get a clear picture of available betting markets. I would say, there lots of options available for bettors who would want to place a wager on a sport of choice.
When I zeroed into available markets, especially in the soccer category, I noted that there some up to 360 markets. A three-way betting market is immediately noticeable on the main window with the number of additional markets indicated on the far right using expandable plus (+) button. The minimum number of betting markets for each sport hardly falls below 200, something I find very impressive. Still, in the soccer category, a betting option that meets my interest, punters can also place wagers on different leagues.
William Hill features major European soccer leagues such as EPL, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A, and League One. It also features champions league football, Europa League. In other sports such as cricket, domestic and international competitions are featured prominently. On exploring further, I noticed that the bookmarker goes beyond traditional sports. Gamblers can also play live casino, bingo, scratchcard games, Macau, Poker, pool, Paralympics, UFC, Ice hockey, lotteries, motor racing and more.
Odds & Limits
Without odds, sports betting would be meaningless. Most importantly, odd limits play significance, especially when comparing sportsbooks. The odds are displayed in fractional format but there is an option for switching to decimals. Most importantly, when I compared the odds with those of other bookmakers, they are value offer players value bets. Players using William Hill Sportsbook review can bet from as place a maximum wager of £10,000 whether it is a single, doubles, trebles or multi bets.
There is no limit to how much you can win. And when it comes to withdrawing earnings, the maximum amount one can withdraw varies depending on the payment gateway. For example, when using Neteller as a withdrawal option, the minimum is £5 and the maximum £30,000. Skrill is another payment option that is very popular in the U.K and the maximum withdrawal is pegged at £80,000. For players who would like to use direct cash transfer, the maximum amount one can transfer from their William Hill sportsbook is £5000. The maximum amount for debit card withdrawals is £60,000.
Like most sportsbooks, I noted that William Hill has several promotions, both for the returning and new customers. At the top of the website, navigate to far-right and click on the button labelled promotions. The main sports betting promotions offered by the sportsbook are as follows:
- New Customers Welcome bonus: New customers can get up to £30 when they place a £10 wager using promo code P30. The bonus is awarded as 2x £15 free bets.
- In-Play bonus: Get 10% of your total in-play losing bet. The maximum payable is £100. The free bet applies only to losing singles and expires in 4 days.
- Acca Bet boost: Win a boosted bet on William Hill Sportsbook UK on trebles when you play with a maximum of $20 /£20EW.
Is William Hill Sportsbook legit?
William Hill is a legitimate sportsbook, fully registered and authentic.
What is the maximum amount I can wager?
Whether you can betting on singles, doubles or trebles, the maximum amount one can wage is £10,000.
What is the maximum withdrawal using Skrill?
When using Skrill as a withdrawal option, the maximum amount of transferable is £80,000.
Can I withdraw bonus including earnings from a free bet?
No, you can only withdraw bonus under certain conditions determined by the bookmarker. You can, however, withdraw all earnings from wagers placed using bonuses.
Which games are available for live in-play?
Most, if not all games, are available for live in-play betting. You can find out more by navigating to the in-play button on the left menu panel.
Are there promotions for football bettors?
Yes! From time to time, William Hill updates promotions available for different sports at the top of its sportsbook website.
Why is William Hill set to stop accepting credit deposits?
From 14th April 2020, William Hill will no longer accept credit cards deposit in line with a directive of the Gambling Commission of Great Britain. Customers from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland will be affected.
Is it possible to reverse withdrawals?
Yes, you can reverse withdrawals provided it is still indicated ‘pending.’ The amount will reflect in your account balance immediately.
William Hill Review: Additional Features
Apart from being one of the most popular sportsbooks, here are a few additional features worth noting about the bookmarker.
My experience betting on the platform was beyond expectations. While the platform’s appeal has remained the same for more than two years now, it is highly engaging and intuitive. The graphics are appealing. Moreover, I found it easy navigating the website given its clear and very responsive navigation buttons. Even for a novice looking to use the platform for the first time, the use-interface is straightforward.
In-Play betting is another feature I found worth noting on William Hill sportsbook UK. To start betting lives, navigate to the left panel and locate in-play. The action opens into live games with scores indicated in yellow. Beside each live game is a three-way betting option, something I found straightforward. Additional markets are indicated on the furthest right.
How to place in-play bets
Place a bet on live bets in simple and straightforward. For more details, click on live games. It opens into an expanded window that stretches downwards. From there, you can select a betting market of choice and place a wager on it. At the top of the live game window, there is a preview showing playing field. Navigate to the far right for real-time game stats.
William Hill makes it possible to stream live games for free. However, you must have at least £10 in your account to stream live games. Alternatively, you should place a bet 24 hours before streaming live games on the sportsbook. The main live streaming option is William Hill betting TV, often displayed on the top right corner.
William Hill has a mobile App installable on both android and iOS phones. For iPhone users, you must download the App from the Apple Store. However, android users cannot find it in the Google Play Store. They must download the App from the William Hill website. But first, enable install Apps from unknown sources in your phone to start the download and installation process. Once you have installed the App, sign up and claim welcome bonus if you are a first time customer or sign in to your account and start playing. I also noted that the App’s interface is the same as the main website. The only downside is that while you can bet on live games using the App, it is impossible to stream live games.
William Hill offers players even more extras. Its best features include:
In-play betting: Players can bet on live-games if they miss a chance to place wagers before kick-off.
Live stream: William Hill TV and radio makes it possible to stream games live on the platform at no extra cost.
Mobile App: Players can bet on the go using William Hill mobile App by downloading and installing either android or iOS version.
Cash-out/Partial cash out: With the cash-out feature, bettors can withdraw part of the winnings or all of it before a game ends. It is a feature I find handy, especially with a popular sportsbook like William Hill.
Many betting markets: Apart from traditional sports such as soccer, cricket, boxing, golf, cricket, horseracing and many others, William Hill also allows punters to bet on politics, play casino, bingo, cards and more.
Pros & Cons
The following are the pros and cons of William Hill.
|High-quality sportsbook platform.||Bonuses are not very attractive compared to other sportsbooks|
|Live bet and live stream||Occasional delays in responding to customer queries.|
|Wide-array of games||It’s been long since William Hill installed a new theme|
|Casino players have a chance to play live dealer games on the William Hill website||Occasional complaints about delays in processing withdrawals|
William Hill Review – Opinion
Overall, I would say William Hill is a trustworthy and reliable sportsbook. It covers many sports and provides punters with wide-array of betting markets. Most importantly, it enjoys a good reputation among competitor.