William Hill Casino Review
Introducing William Hill Casino
William Hill is a byword for betting in the UK, thanks to a popular chain of high street betting shops and a long history of promotion and sponsorship. The company was founded way back in 1934 and now employs more than 16,000 people in nine countries, with booming business online. Even the fledgling US arm of the company employs 400 people and produced 3% of group net revenue in 2016.
The William Hill site is the new face of the company, supporting the well-known branding with yellow, blue and white colours and the italic logo. The site focuses on sports, but also offers bingo, poker and a huge set of slot games. Artwork from these games adds a splash of colour to the site.
William Hill Casino Games
The Willima Hill games are split into ‘Casino’, ‘Games’, ‘Vegas’ and ‘Macau’ at William Hill, so players will have to search around a bit to find what they like. The layout even changes from one section to the next. The main casino area uses a neat set of icons to separate the game types, along with a useful search bar. There is an option to download software here, but the site is already very modern and streamlined, so that’s unlikely to be a player’s first choice. The Playtech games load in a pop-up with just a very basic cashier and account link. However, other game types get a full overlay with recent games and a resizing option.
The Playtech area has the popular DC comics titles, like the 60s themed Batman games and Green Lantern. Players will also see Buffalo Blitz, Wild Gambler for something more classic and Age of the Gods for big jackpots. The other site areas offer a mixture of slots from different developers. Blueprint dominates the selection somewhat, offering Worms, Senor Burrito and Angel Princess, which has a huge progressive jackpot. Big Cat Studio provides titles like Centurion and NetEnt provides Dead or Alive and Starburst. Microgaming and Yggdrasil provide more games still, so the selection really is very strong here.
The William Hill table game area hosts over 35 games, including roulette, craps, blackjack and a series of unusual games which don’t usually appear in this area. For example, alongside French Roulette there’s Rubik’s Riches, Rock, Paper, Scissors and other casual titles. A good mix of blackjack types boosts the selection here.
William Hill has a dedicated live casino area, with its own background, colour scheme and great photo art. Players will see a score of rooms here, for roulette, blackjack, baccarat, hold ‘em and more, with several variants. These are split into Macau, Vegas and Mayfair, with their own studios and dealers.
Evolution Gaming provides these games, with some really excellent software. The camerawork stands out for these games too, with changing angles, high quality streaming and luxurious studios. There are some live dealer specific promotions on offer.
William Hill provides several apps for iOS, with sports betting, casino, Vegas and so on split into different apps. This could be equally irritating or useful depending on user preferences. In any case, the apps are well made and highly rated. Android and other device users are limited to using the site’s mobile version.
The mobile site is nevertheless very strong, with a streamlined view that runs smoothly. Vertical and horizontal swiping navigate through games, or there are responsive menus. The game selection remains vastly intact, including access to live casino games.
William Hill can be contacted by live chat, phone, email and tweet. These methods could be easier to find in a hurry, but the services are good. This includes a Freephone number for the UK and 24/7 access, so coupled with a well-trained team, support is very good here.
The site also provides a help centre, which can be searched. The answers are detailed and easy to navigate, so this should also solve everyday issues for players.
The William Hill site is covered by a secure certificate, provided by GeoTrust, protecting any data entered. The site uses the usual MasterCard SecureCode and Verified by Visa methods for card protection.
The site is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Gibraltar Government. The IBAS service is used to adjudicate fairly in case of disputes.
Players can deposit at William Hill using MasterCard, Visa, Maestro, Diners Club, PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, PaySafeCard, EntroPay, Eco, Kalibra, bank transfers, cheque and even through their own voucher system. This broad range gives access to the site to as many customers as possible.
The cashier is a little old fashioned, a small window with cramped text, but it’s quick to use. Withdrawals take 3-5 days for cards, with a low minimum of £5. There are no fees.
Pros and Cons
PROS: Strong iOS apps, access to sportsbook, poker and bingo, big welcome bonuses and live dealer offers, huge selection of top slot games
CONS: No Android apps, site can be maze-like in places