The UK’s largest betting and gaming operators, including William Hill, are set to voluntarily remove all TV and radio gaming advertising during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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William Hill CEO Philip Bowcock said: “There is an unprecedented level of agreement among leading companies that now is the time for the industry to step up to the plate and ensure we play our full part in addressing the issues surrounding gambling related harm. Today we are announcing that we will commit significant levels of additional funds which will lead to an expansion in treatment and safer gambling initiatives. Our hope is that this begins a new era of cooperation within the industry and between the industry and experts, charities, Government and the regulator to promote safer gambling and minimise the risks.”
Britain's leading betting and gaming companies commit to a package of safer gambling measures and support for problem gamblers
Five of Britain’s leading gambling companies – bet365, Flutter (Paddy Power and Betfair), GVC (Ladbrokes and Coral), Sky Betting and Gaming and William Hill – today agreed a package of measures to fund an expansion of treatment for problem gamblers and initiatives to create a safer gambling environment.
William Hill has provided the Tottenham Hotspur Elevator Programme with a £100,000 grant to fund the programme as part of its community commitment, Close to HOME, which seeks to make a positive contribution to the local communities where the company is based.
As part of the company’s community commitment, Close to HOME, William Hill colleagues across eight countries and four continents spent the week of 20th – 26th March volunteering for the firm's first ever International Community Week.
Racing enthusiast John Reay has completed an incredible challenge of running seven marathons in just seven days around British racecourses – and he did it with a diet of beer, chips and chocolate!
We are proud of our history at William Hill. We employ 16,000 staff in nine different countries. Since 1934, we’ve been the home of British betting, supporting the UK’s biggest sporting events and giving people the chance to have a bit of fun.