After her husband and son watching TV matches almost every weekend, the lucky female player decided to bet £1 on a 12 team football accumulator. At the casino of her trust, at William Hill, she deposited some small amount of money. She started betting six years ago and with this bet she won £574,278.41! With placing 11 of 12 bets against outsiders, she picked matches randomly. One of the end results only came in after 91st minute , as Steve Cook scored for Bournemouth. One very lucky after time moment! Well..we call this beginners luck! Good job! Enjoy your big winnings! The next betting big online win can be yours.
History of William Hill
On 1 May 1961, betting shops become legal. William Hill buys into betting shops and starts to acquire existing businesses. Acquisition becomes a major driver for the growth of the business over the next decades. Mr William Hill, the company’s original founder, dies, having retired from the business in 1970. The company becomes part of the Sears Holdings Group in 1973. In the late 80’s, the number of betting shops in the UK peaks at 14,750.
Nevertheless, Grand Metropolitan, owner of Mecca Bookmakers, acquire William Hill and merge the two companies under the William Hill name. As a matter of fact , it becomes legal to accept football pools coupons in betting shops but the introduction of the National Lottery represented a threat to William Hill’s profitability. Again a proposed stock market float was abandoned when the Company was sold to Cinven and CVC Partners for £825 million.
At the same time William Hill launches the online casino in 2000. Soon after, William Hill is becoming the first European gaming operator to be awarded a full gaming licence in Nevada. The casino accordingly completes the pending acquisitions of three US land-based businesses in 2013. In January 2019 the Group completed the acquisition of Mr Green & Co AB, a fast-growing European online gaming company, for £242m.
Moreover, the acquisition enhanced William Hill’s pan-European footprint, further increasing the Group’s digital and international diversification of revenues.