William Hill is a United Kingdom-based company that has long been one of the biggest names in sports betting around the world and has powered numerous retail sportsbooks across the United States. After the Supreme Court lifted a decades-long ban on sports betting outside of Nevada in 2018, William Hill Sportsbook expanded from Nevada to New Jersey and later Iowa. It also powers the Hollywood Online Sportsbook in Pennsylvania. The company is also expected to launch online or mobile sportsbooks in other states with legislation that would legalize online sports betting currently pending.
Any adult over 21 can sign up and place bets, as long as they are located inside one of the states where William Hill is available. Nevada and Iowa users must first register at a retail sportsbook to use their mobile application. The site uses geolocation and identity verification technology to verify that all of its users comply with the applicable restrictions.
William Hill Code and Bonus
Unlike some other platforms that have differing bonuses from state to state, William Hill offers all online and mobile users a $50 bonus when they bet $50.
Iowa and Nevada users must enter the promo code GET50 and New Jersey users must enter the promo code WH50 when filling out their registration form to access the promotion.
Once your account is verified, you must deposit $50 or more. You must bet at least $50 within 30 days of making registering an account. Once you bet $50, your account will be credited with a $50 bonus within 72 hours to 30 days, depending on your state.
The bonus amount if considerably smaller than many other competitors. On the other hand, you are free to withdraw and keep your $50 bonus whereas most other sites only let you use bonus funds to place more bets and only let you keep the winnings.
William Hill Casino
Unlike many other sportsbooks in New Jersey and other states, William Hill does not offer an online casino. Though the company does offer one to its United Kingdom users, William Hill appears to be solely focused on expanding its sports betting operations in the United States.
William Hill Sportsbook
William Hill Sportsbook does not cover some of the more obscure sports featured at other platforms but it covers all the most popular ones.Users can bet on auto racing, baseball, basketball, boxing, football, golf, hockey, soccer, tennis, and mixed martial arts, rugby, and cricket.
Users can find traditional wagers like point spreads, moneylines, and totals as well as teasers, parlays, round robins, and futures and prop bets. The platform does not feature a ton of prop and futures options, so you won’t find many exotic or obscure bets. William Hill is well-suited for beginner bettors since it features the most popular games and odds up front on both its website and its mobile app. The platform also does not overcharge on the “vig,” which is the fee every sportsbook takes to facilitate each bet.
William Hill is also expanding its live in-game betting offerings. In-game betting allows users to wager on numerous in-game events based on odds that change in realtime. The platform works great and is easy to navigate, but more experienced bettors may be disappointed in the current lack of in-game betting options.
In general, William Hill focuses on the most important parts — sports, bet types, in-game bets — but lacks some of the bells and whistles that their competitors offer.
In New Jersey, users can access William Hill via their website or by downloading their iOS or Android apps. Iowa and Nevada users can only use the iOS and Android apps, and only after first registering their app at a retail location in their state.
Both the website and the mobile apps feature a very simple design without a lot of clutter. You can easily navigate different screens and access various sports, games, and bets. The design helps beginners find the most popular markets and bets on the main screen while more experienced bettors will be happy to find that you can easily turn your single bets into parlays and other bets using their intelligent Bet Slip design.
The deposit and withdrawal options vary by state.
In New Jersey, players can deposit funds using Visa or MasterCard, e-check, Skrill, the Play+ prepaid card, or by depositing cash at one of their retail sportsbooks. Withdrawals are limited to mailed check, the Play+ prepaid card, or by getting cash at one of their retail sportsbooks.
In Nevada, users can deposit funds using MasterCard or Visa, PayNearMe, online bank transfter, the Play+ prepaid card, or at one of 70 mobile deposit hotspot locations in the state. Withdrawals are limited to the prepaid card or getting cash in person.
In Iowa, users can only deposit funds at a physical sportsbook location and can withdraw funds at the physical sportsbook or by requesting a mailed check.
William Hill has decades of industry experience and knows that providing reliable customer support is crucial, especially in the confusion of the early days of the betting boom. Users can request support at any of William Hill’s physical locations or access customer support online around the clock via live chat, email, or phone. The site also offers extensive FAQs, including state-specific FAQs that break down key guidelines to help you get started.
William Hill Review Summary
Any sportsbook has pros and cons, but William Hill delivers a very solid user experience and betting platform even if there are certain things we’d like to see improve.
We would mostly like to see more banking options and bet types, especially when it comes to futures and prop bets. We would also like a bonus more in line with other competitors, though in their defense their bonus has less strings attached. We would also like to see an improved in-game betting system that features more betting options than the few offered right now. Still, William Hill offers a very user-friendly design that allows you to bet on any mainstream sport and easily navigate their platform. Their customer support staff are always on hand to help and the site has numerous FAQs to help beginners learn the ropes and the ins and outs of various betting regulations.