Tag: William Hill

William Hill director appointed chief executive of Rank Group

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Rank Group has appointed William Hill director John O'Reilly as its new chief executive, to succeed Henry Birch next month. O’Reilly brings over 25 years of experience in the betting and gaming industry. O'Reilly previously led Ladbrokes' digital operations, where he was an executive on the board and subsequently launched the Coral brand online. More recently, he was chairman of digital...

Reflex respond in confident mood to upbeat ICE

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Mat Ingram, Chief Product Officer at Reflex Gaming, has praised last week’s edition of ICE London for its ability to deliver what he described as ‘a continuous flow of serious gaming professionals throughout the length of ExCeL and the duration of the show.’   Reflex, which is active in both online and land based gaming verticals, used the comprehensive platform provided...

SIS chairman departs for William Hill

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The Board of Sports Information Services (SIS) today announced the departure of its chairman, Roger Devlin, with effect from 31 January, 2018.   Devlin had taken the helm for nine years, and is set to become chairman at William Hill. In a statement, the SIS’s board offered its “congratulations to Mr Devlin, and looks forward to continuing to work with him...

Ladbrokes Coral and Will Hill take to battle in consultation as online revenues soars

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  While the amusements industry is to be kept limited in its stakes and prizes, Ladbrokes Coral and William Hill are seeing revenues rise significantly online as the bookmakers gear up for taking a “full part” in the 12 week Triennial Review consultation.   Ladbrokes Coral and William Hill have been busy updating the city recently, taking advantage of the timely opportunity...

William Hill and Gala Bingo win Playtech Awards

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The winners of the first two Playtech Awards of 2017 for marketing excellence and innovation of Playtech’s industry-leading products have been named as William Hill and GalaBingo.com. William Hill won the Spring Playtech Award for its success in integrating and launching the Playtech Single Wallet across its sports and casino products and across all channels. Playtech claims William Hill’s UK TV...

Volatile stocks reveal FOBT maximum stake uncertainty

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With the betting industry preparing for a £20 maximum stake on FOBTs, bookmakers shares were lifted when Barclays predicted a more generous £25 last week. However, other investors are not so confident, with GVC waiting until the outcome of the triennial review to further acquisition talks with Ladbrokes Coral.   William Hill and Ladbrokes Coral shares rose last week following Barclays...

Reflex grow by design with high profile appointments

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Reflex Gaming has confirmed two new appointments to its creative team, Mike Salt and Steve Kick, who will report directly to the company’s Chief Product Officer, Mat Ingram.   Reflex Gaming has bolstered its creative team with the appointment of Mike Salt to the post of Senior Game Producer (analogue) with Steve Kick taking up the same position but with responsibility...

Reflex makes its mark in digital content deal

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Reflex Gaming continue to make significant inroads in the online digital market with their latest offering, Jurassic Jackpots, now launched on the William Hill platform.   “We quickly saw that GameIOM was the perfect fit for our route to market, as their flexibility and adaptability instantly allowed us to get on and deliver the games in a timescale that other platforms...

William Hill’s Andrew Lyman in Twitiquette faux pas

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James Heath draws attention to an embarrassing piece of partisanship from William Hill in the form of a misjudged tweet. Twitter can be a powerful medium, providing, as it does, a window on the soul of the ‘tweeter’. How disappointing (or illuminating?) it was therefore, to read a tweet from Andrew Lyman, director group regulatory affairs at William Hill, who asked...

Reflex to sign William Hill deal at ICE

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Reflex Gaming, which marked its official entry to the digital gaming space 12 months ago, enter ICE 2017 buoyed by what Managing Director Quentin Stott has described as a "significant business win” with leading bookmakers, William Hill. The games supply contract will be signed at the Reflex stand (S8-110) on the first day of ICE. Explaining his ICE objectives, Quentin...

Amaya and William Hill merger talks abandoned

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UK bookmaker William Hill and Amaya, the Canada-based online poker giant, have walked away from talks of a possible £4.5bn (E5bn) merger. Earlier this month, the two companies responded to press speculation by confirming they were in discussions regarding a potential all-share “merger of equals”. “After canvassing views from a number of William Hill’s major shareholders, the board has decided that...