William Hill Casino Review
About William Hill Casino
In the world of European bookmaking, William Hill is the granddaddy of the industry. First establish in 1934, the company has been a trend setter and industry mover. The company was the first to establish betting shops all around the British gaming landscape. As the years went by, William Hill met every challenge and kept itself at the top. In the late 1990s, they took its bookmaking operations online with one of the first relevant online bookmakers in Europe.
It wasn’t until 2009 that they finally made the transition of putting an online casino up as part of its overall online gaming operations. They may have been a tad late to the dance, but the online casino had the desired effect of satisfying the quest of its customers to have access to a complete menu of online gaming options. WHG (International) Limited serves as the legal entity that holds the rights and operates William Hill’s online gambling site. The company is registered in Gibraltar, but holds its primary iGaming licenses with the U.K. Gambling Commission for U.K. access and the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner for international access.
When you visit William Hill Casino
In a unique twist, William Hill’s online casino operations can be accessed through “William Hill Casino” or “William Hill Casino Club.” The website isn’t much to look at, considering the clutter that tends to make it difficult to move around the website. William Hill doesn’t have a theme or mascot, just a reputation for catering to British and European players of all levels.
The website’s layout is rather unconventional. The navigation menu and logo are situated at the very top. All of the game advertising is done in the middle of the page with the vital information section located at the bottom of the page. What makes the layout rather unusual is the use of the bonus advertising information as a background feature down the sides of the page. It’s quite possible that the home landing page creates that congested feeling because the consolidated information just doesn’t feel well organized. Fortunately, the navigation pages are well defined, making it possible for customers to get where they want to be without much trouble.
As is the case with a lot of the more established gaming providers, William Hill has chosen to power its website with Playtech’s popular software platform. While this platform is not quite as spectacular as those provided by some of the younger software developers, William Hill is still able to provide just over 200 casino games for its customers. The website is kept secure by 128-bit SSL digital encryption technology and firewalls. It is available to customers in download mode for Mac and PC users, instant play/flash mode with a standard web browser or through a mobile app (more on that below). Finally, all gaming results are created by a random number generator that has been tested and certified as fair and random by the always reliable independent testing labs at TST.
Bonus & Promotions at William Hill Casino
It’s hard to find a large online casino that offers as much in bonuses as William Hill does. The only thing that is missing from the promo list is a no deposit bonus. In a unique twist, the William Hill welcome bonus is presented with three options. At the base level, players are entitled to a 100% matching bonus of up to £150 with a minimum deposit requirement of £10. If the player chooses to download the website’s gaming software, the welcome bonus offer is increased to a 100% match, up to a maximum bonus of £200. If the player wants to deposit as much as £300, they can receive a “high roller” bonus of £300. In all three cases, the wagering requirement of 20X the bonus and first deposit combined must be met before any funds associated with the bonus become eligible to be withdrawn.
At the next level, players can earn a 75% matching bonus of up to £100 on their second deposit. Other advertised promotions include a free spins bonus, a Golden Chips bonus (free bets) and comp points that can be used for cash rebates. William Hill also has a VIP Club that features a four level grid. The benefits include access to personalized service, plus free spins, free bets, cash rebates, reload bonuses and special drawings. Again, everything but a no deposit bonus is in the offering.
William Hill Casino, in the Mobile
William Hill customers will be pleased to know they have free access to a mobile app that provides much of the same content as the regular website. The app is available for Apple and Android device users while the mobile website is accessible by users of mobile devices that function off other operating systems. Both mobile apps (iOS and Android) are dedicated to the online casino and available through a direct link provided on the home landing page.
Games at William Hill Casino,
Some folks might consider William Hill to be a little behind the times since they only offer 200 or so games from one software provider, Playtech. It is a bit restrictive, but the games do cover a regular cross-section of casino game options, including scratch cards, table games (craps, multiple versions of blackjack and roulette, baccarat, table poker games), video poker, 3-reel classic slots and 3D video slots.
As a general population of video slots, the games cover a wide range of themes and game formats, along with exciting free spin rounds and interactive bonus features. Playtech also controls one of the most exciting progressive jackpot games in the industry. The Marvel Mystery Progressive Jackpot game ties together as many as a dozen individual branded slots built around Marvel Comic Book heroes. Included in this group of branded video slots are titles like The Avengers, Iron Man III, Wolverine, Hulk, The Fantastic Four, Blade and Spiderman.
The slots action gets even better with a larger group of branded slots that includes titles such as Rocky, Jekyll and Hyde, Gladiator, Kong – The Eighth Wonder of the World, The Love Boat, The Six Million Dollar Man and Marilyn Monroe.
Deposits and Withdrawals at William Hill Casino
William Hill’s online casino offers a small, but elite, selection of banking options. The options include VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, PayPal, Neteller, POLi, paysafecard, Skrill, bank transfer and William Hill’s branded debit card. Withdrawals can be made via many of these same options, subject to a 48 hour hold and the receipt of documentation to be used to prove identity and age.
Getting Help at Hill Casino
A company doesn’t survive 75+ years without having a good customer service organization. If customers can’t find the answers to their questions through the website’s FAQ function, customer service representatives are available 24/7 via live chat, email or phone.
Conclusion: If players can get past the messy website, they will find that William Hill offers a quality online casino solution. The games are adequate, the bonuses are exciting and the action is non-stop.