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William Hill launches 'real jobs, real people' campaign

This week William Hill commenced its "Real Jobs- Real People" campaign which aims to put the fact based arguments about the Horserace Levy into the public domain.

In launching the campaign, William Hill's Chief Executive, Ralph Topping said;

"William Hill is a strong supporter of racing, as evidenced by our sponsorship of major events such as the William Hill King George, but not at a cost to jobs and the sustainability of high street betting shops.

 When racing's leadership continue to peddle inaccurate and un-evidenced stories of a financial "crisis" within racing or that bookmakers are not making a "fair" return, then these statements need to be firmly challenged. Those outside the industry also need to understand the economics of an industry which is a major employer.

The Levy needs to be replaced by a proper commercial relationship between racing and bookmakers"


About William Hill
Founded in 1934, William Hill is one of the best known names in the gambling industry, providing gaming and betting services across three channels: online, on the high street and on the phone. William Hill has been listed on the London Stock Exchange (WMH.L) since 2002 and employ over 16,600 people in the UK, Ireland, Gibraltar, Israel and Bulgaria.

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