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William Hill airs concerns over NYX-Scientific Games deal

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willhill1William Hill has said that it is to consider its options regarding Scientific Games’ proposed acquisition of NYX Gaming Group.

In September, Scientific Games agreed to acquire NYX for approximately CAD$775m (€525m/US$609.2m), in a deal it said would lead to the creation of a “global digital gaming and lottery powerhouse”.

However, William Hill has...

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Investment fund acquires 5% stake in William Hill

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willhill1UK-based investment fund Silchester International Investors has purchased a 5% stake in William Hill.
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William Hill hails strategic progress in first half

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willhill1William Hill said it was able to record “good progress” against its main strategic priorities during the first half of 2017.

In a trading update, William Hill reported that net revenue in the six months to June 30 amounted to £837m (€943.9m/$1.11bn), up 3% on the £814.4m posted in the corresponding period last year.

Adjusted operating profit fell

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William Hill Australia launches lottery betting platform

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willhill1William Hill Australia has joined forces with Lottoland to roll out an integrated platform that will allow customers to bet on the world’s leading lottery draws.

The company said that ‘William Hill Planet Lottery’ represents a “category first partnership” for corporate bookmakers, adding that the new platform will be available to access via desktop

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Long-serving William Hill director faces redundancy

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willhill1Graham Sharpe is to step down as media relations director at William Hill after agreeing to be made redundant.

Speaking during an interview with PRWeek, Sharpe said he agreed a deal with the bookmaker after being informed that he was “at risk” of redundancy at the firm.

Sharpe, who has been with William Hill since 1972, added that he “never asked t

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William Hill adds new virtuals from GAMEIOM

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willhill1William Hill has expanded its portfolio of virtual sports games with the addition of content from GAMEIOM.

Customers are now able to access ‘Real Horses Bet’ and ‘Real Dogs Bet’ across the bookmaker’s desktop, mobile and tablets platforms.

Betting options include forecasts, tricasts and custom bets, with punters only shown the race once a wager

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William Hill names Prior as chief financial officer

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willhill1William Hill has appointed Ruth Prior as its new chief financial officer.

Prior will later this year join the bookmaker from payments processing solutions provider Worldpay, where she currently serves as chief operating officer and was previously deputy chief financial officer.

Before her time with Worldpay, Prior had a spell as group chief

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William Hill joins Poland exodus

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willhill1William Hill is to follow a number of rival operators by withdrawing from Poland in response to the introduction of new gambling laws in the country.

In a letter issued to affiliates and customers in Poland, the bookmaker said it will cease operations in the country prior to April 1.

Players have until April 1 to withdraw remaining balances from

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William Hill names Bowcock as new chief executive

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willhill1William Hill has appointed Philip Bowcock as chief executive on a permanent basis.

Bowcock previously served as chief financial officer at the bookmaker, but took on the role of chief executive on an interim basis in July 2016.

Prior to joining William Hill in November 2015, Bowcock was finance director at Cineworld Group for four years and has

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Operating profit falls for William Hill in 'challenging year'

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willhill1William Hill posted a 10% fall in its annual operating profit as the UK bookmaker cited challenging trading conditions and unfavourable football results.

The company’s profit for the 12 months through to December 27 fell to £261.5m (€310m/$328m) from £291m, while earnings per share fell by 13% year-on-year.

Revenue increased slightly to nearly

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