About gambling in the UK...

About gambling in the UK...

Betting is a popular pastime for many people in the UK. According to the latest figures by the English and Scottish Health surveys published in 2013, 73% of the UK adult population took part in some form of Gambling.

The real facts about Britain's favourite bookmaker

From the history of betting, to opportunities for women and young people, William Hill The Facts offers a colourful glimpse of William Hill today, as well as the real facts about the UK gambling industry.

The section is designed to provide information about William Hill and the betting industry. Whether you want to know the facts about gambling, the contribution William Hill makes to the Community, or our focus on responsible gambling and helping customers stay in control, you can find a range of interesting facts here.

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Contribution of betting shops to the economy...

Contribution of betting shops to the economy...

Betting Shops make a positive contribution to the local economy by providing jobs and development opportunities in the local area.

The betting industry also contributes £5bn to UK GDP.

About gambling in the UK...

About gambling in the UK...

Betting is a popular pastime for many people in the UK. According to the latest figures by the English and Scottish Health surveys published in 2013, 73% of the UK adult population took part in some form of Gambling.

About problem gambling levels...

About problem gambling levels...

Betting shops in the UK are safe and well regulated environments which offer a range of responsible gambling tools and advice to allow customers to stay in control and to make an informed decision about how they gamble.

We recognise that for a small number of people gambling can become a problem and we have a role to play in tackling that. We fund research into problem gambling and offer a range of measures in our betting shops and online to allow customers to stay in control.

About average stake in a betting shop...

About average stake in a betting shop...

The majority of customers bet safely and within their means. Research shows that the average stake in our betting shops is under £9.

About time spent in betting shops...

About time spent in betting shops...

We cater for a range of customers. The majority of people stay in shops for relatively short periods of time – long enough to check the form, place a bet and even have a free cup of tea.

About diverse leadership at William Hill...

About diverse leadership at William Hill...

25% of our Board of Directors are women. The Board has 8 members, 2 of whom are female.

William Hill encourages diverse leadership at the highest company level and supports the development of women across the company.

About skills diversity at William Hill...

About skills diversity at William Hill...

From shop managers to graphic designers, we offer a wide range of skilled roles across the business. Whatever career our colleagues wish to pursue, we aim to provide the necessary personal training and development to get them to where they want to be.

About betting industry jobs...

About betting industry jobs...

The betting industry supports other industries and supports around 100 000 full-time jobs directly or indirectly.