Monday night finish helps net customer a $109,290 payday – on his birthday
RENO (November 20, 2013) – Bob Martini’s 71st birthday is one he will surely never forget.His day started off unlike any other on Tuesday, as he headed to his favorite sports book – the Club Cal Neva – and cashed out for $109,290 as the lone winner in the Week 11 William Hill Pro Football Progressive Contest.Out of 8,717 entries into last week’s contest, which featured a record jackpot, Bob had the lone live entry heading into Monday night’s New England-Carolina showdown, with the Panthers as his selection to win. The Carolina victory was sealed with a controversial finish, as a flag for pass interference on Carolina in the end zone on the game’s final play was picked up, denying New England one more shot at the winning touchdown.
“I was thinking they’d have the ball on the one-yard line with one play and no time left – I think the referee did the right thing,” Martini said with a laugh. “I didn’t know I had the only live ticket heading into Monday night … and that was probably a good thing, because I probably would have laid some money going the other way. I still did sweat some.”
Martini is a long-time customer at the Club Cal Neva book, and owns a bar just down the street from the casino. He said he has no major plans for the money just yet.
SLS Las Vegas partners with global gaming leader William Hill on state-of-the-art sports book concept
Partnership Aligns Industry Leading Hospitality Brand with World-Class Gaming Platform to Launch Cutting Edge Sports Book Experience at SLS Las Vegas
Las Vegas (August 29, 2013) – SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, sbe’s highly anticipated, all-encompassing resort and casino property opening on the Strip in fall of 2014, today announced its partnership with William Hill, one of the world’s top gaming companies, to introduce a state-of-the-art sports book concept.
As the SLS Las Vegas is the first new casino development on the Strip in over 3 years, the property will collaborate with William Hill to launch a sports book experience featuring groundbreaking wagering technologies designed to provide guests with an unrivaled sports betting offering.
“sbe and the SLS brand are rooted in a commitment to innovation throughout every layer of our business and William Hill shares that commitment as well,” said Rob Oseland, president of SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. “Together we’ll create a sports wagering experience that’s best in class for the market and takes the traditional sports book model to a whole new level.”
“We are delighted to be partnering with sbe as they create a new Strip experience with SLS Las Vegas,” said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US. “As we move toward opening next year, we look forward to working with them to create a world class sports book environment.”
The sports book partnership means SLS Las Vegas guests will have access to innovative wagering technology, including William Hill’s market-leading mobile betting platform available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Additionally, the sports book will feature an expansive HD video wall for viewing of sporting events and betting odds, as well as fully automated InPlay wagering on many events.
The sports book at SLS Las Vegas will be situated within a property that offers a collection of award-winning brands, including The Bazaar by Jose Andres, Katusya by Starck, Umami Burger, The Sayers Club and 800 Degrees, as well as a number of new culinary and nightlife brands, and iconic fashion retailer Fred Segal.
Parlay Card availability, enhanced InPlay wagering highlights app’s new features
LAS VEGAS (August 28, 2013) – With the 2013 football season only days away, William Hill Race & Sports Book is unveiling the latest version of the William Hill Mobile Sports wagering app, which allows customers to place their bets from anywhere in Nevada.
Version 3.0 of the Mobile Sports app features key upgrades, highlighted by the availability of several different parlay cards and enhanced InPlay wagering, which will now be available for every pro football game during the 2013 season.
“We are excited to roll out the recent upgrades to our Mobile Sports app, enhancing what we feel is the best wagering product available to customers in Nevada,” William Hill US CEO Joe Asher said. “Our already popular parlay card offering becomes that much more attractive with its availability from anywhere in the state, and the ability to place InPlay wagers at any point during any pro football game this season should be a hit with every football bettor.”
The newest version of the William Hill Mobile Sports app is currently available to anyone with an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet with an active data plan carried by AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile or Boost Mobile. The app is free to download, and can be registered at any of 75 full-service William Hill locations throughout the state. Accounts can be both funded and withdrawn from at any full-service book, and deposits can also be made at any William Hill Mobile Sports Deposit Hot Spot, located in any PT’s Tavern or Sierra Gold location.
Also available to William Hill Mobile Sports users this football season will be a chance to win their share of more than $25,000 in free bets, including $10,000 in free bets that will be given away on September 7th & 8th to kick of the 2013 season. The free bets awarded each weekend throughout the regular season are part of William Hill’s new “1st and $10,000” promotion. As part of the promotion, each new Mobile Sports wagering account registered and funded with at least a $10 initial deposit before September 30th, 2013, will receive a $10 account bonus credit.
For more details on the William Hill Mobile Sports app, the “1st and $10,000” promotion and to find your nearest William Hill location in Nevada, visit www.williamhill.us.
LAS VEGAS (August 12, 2013) – This football season, William Hill Race & Sports Book is offering major weekly incentives for customers who make their wagers using the William Hill Mobile Sports app. With the new “1st and $10,000” promotion, more than $25,000 in free mobile wager credits will be awarded to customers over 17 weeks.
The promotion will start off with a bang on the first full weekend of the 2013 football season, with 10 $1,000 free bets being awarded to active William Hill Mobile Sports customers – five on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 and five more on Sunday, September 8th, 2013. All randomly selected winners will be notified via a pop-up message on their William Hill Mobile Sports app upon logging in that day.
After $10,000 in free bets are given out that weekend, one $500 free bet will be drawn for each following Saturday and Sunday through the Sunday, December 29th, 2013 conclusion of the NFL regular season.
“1st and $10,000 is the first mobile sports book promotion that gives both new and loyal customers a chance to win prizes instantly just for logging into their William Hill Mobile Sports app on Saturdays and Sundays during the football season,” said William Hill Director of Marketing Michael Grodsky. “With $10,000 in free bets up for grabs on the opening weekend, now is the time to get your William Hill Mobile Sports account ready for the upcoming football season.”
William Hill rolls out three contests for the upcoming 2013 football season, including the new Three ‘N Out
LAS VEGAS (July 29, 2013) – With the 2013 football season just over a month away, William Hill Sports Book is rolling out Nevada’s most diverse menu of football contests. Returning from the 2012 season are the popular Pro Pick ‘em and College Pick ‘em contests, with the new Three ‘N Out survivor-style pro football contest rounding out the lineup.
Combined, the three contests will pay out more than $400,000 this season in guaranteed prize money, with just over $300,000 of it coming in the form of weekly prizes in the Pro and College Pick ‘em contests.
“Last season, our contests were a huge success, and we feel we have improved our offerings significantly this time around,” said William Hill Director of Public Relations Jimmy Vaccaro. “The Three ‘N Out contest was wildly popular with our customers during March Madness, and we think it will be an even bigger hit on the gridiron.”
Each entry into the Pro Pick ‘em contest costs $25, and up to 25 are allowed per customer. Each week, players will pick the winner of all Sunday and Monday pro football games, with a $10,000 weekly prize paid to the entry with the most winners. The entry with the most winners at season’s end will collect a $25,000 cash prize.
The popular College Pick ‘em contest – Nevada’s only college football handicapping contest – costs $100 to play, with a maximum of 10 entries allowed. Players choose seven games against the spread from a menu of designated games, with first prize each week paying out $5,000 and the season’s top record earning a $10,000 cash reward.
New this season is the Three ‘N Out pro football contest – a survivor-style format that was big with customers during March’s men’s college basketball tournament. Entry into the Three ‘N Out costs $25, with up to 5 entries allowed per customer and a guaranteed $50,000 prize pool. Each week, players will pick one side or total from any Thursday, Sunday or Monday pro football game. If the pick wins, the entry advances to the next week. Once an entry has three losses, it is eliminated. With the maximum 5 entries, one player can have 15 lifelines to use during the 17-week season.
The Three ‘N Out contest starts on Thursday, September 5, as Baltimore and Denver kick off the 2013 season, and will last until either only one entry remains, or when the regular season ends on December 29. The College Pick ‘em contest lasts 10 weeks, starting on Saturday, September 7 and running through November 9. The Pro Pick ‘em contest begins on Sunday, September 8 and lasts through the December 29 regular season conclusion. All contest entries this season include membership in the William Hill Rewards Club, which earns players special offers throughout the year, plus the ability to earn comps and free bets with their race and sports wagers.
Book to feature UK-style storefront and dedicated entrance on Third Street
LAS VEGAS (May 14, 2013) – The next major casino project to open in Las Vegas will feature a new William Hill Sports Book under a long term agreement with Fifth Street Gaming, developer and operator of the Downtown Grand Casino & Hotel. The property is expected to open in September on Downtown3rd, a unique pedestrian district located on 3rd Street between Stewart and Ogden.
The new sports book will have a William Hill storefront and dedicated entrance on Downtown3rd, with an outdoor look similar to William Hill’s 2,400 betting shops in the UK. It will be adjacent to “The Spread” an authentic New York-style deli featuring hand-carved corned beef, thick rye bread, and house-made pickles.
In addition, William Hill will provide Downtown Grand customers access to its cutting edge technology, including its mobile sports wagering application, available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. William Hill will also install a self-service wagering kiosk at Downtown Grand.
William Hill becomes exclusive sports betting provider at Monmouth Park Racetrack and title sponsor of Haskell Invitational
LAS VEGAS (May 7, 2013) –William Hill, the world’s leading sports betting company, has teamed with Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey in a long term agreement to become the racetrack’s exclusive sports betting provider.
Under the agreement, William Hill also becomes title sponsor of the $1 million Haskell Invitational, one of the nation’s premier horse races. The race, which will be run July 28, will be called the William Hill Haskell Invitational.
Should sports betting become legal under federal law, William Hill will develop a full Las Vegas-style sports book at the historic racetrack, subject to the approval ofNew Jersey gaming regulatory authorities.
New Jerseyenacted a law legalizing sports betting last year following a voter referendum that passed by a 2-to-1 margin. The major professional sports leagues and the NCAA have sued to stopNew Jersey’s plans, claiming they would violate federal law. In February, a federal judge ruled in favor of the leagues and NCAA.New Jerseyhas filed an appeal and oral argument in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled for June 26.
“One day sports betting will be legal inNew Jersey. When it is, William Hill will be there,” said William Hill US CEO Joe Asher. “In the meantime, we are really excited to sponsor the William Hill Haskell Invitational, one of theAmerica’s great races for three-year-olds at one ofAmerica’s great racetracks.”
LAS VEGAS (March 1, 2013) – Teams in the upcoming men’s college basketball tournament will face win-or-go-home circumstances each time they take the floor. The Three ‘N Out elimination contest offered by William Hill Race & Sports Book during the tournament will be far more forgiving to its players.
Each entry to the Three ‘N Out contest costs $25. Players can buy five entries for $100, receiving the fifth entry for free. For each entry, players will pick one side or total during each day of the tournament. If the pick wins, that entry moves on to the next day. Once an entry has lost three times, it is eliminated. For $100, players can get 15 lifelines spread over their five entries.
The contest will start on Thursday, March 21, 2013, and will last until there is either one entry remaining, or through the national championship game on Monday, April 8, 2013.
The deadline for entry is by tip-off of the final game on March 21.
More than 400 ways to bet – many on Colin Kaepernick – on next Sunday’s wagering menu
LAS VEGAS (January 25, 2013) – The first pro football championship game in the United States for William Hill Race & Sports Book means a wagering menu for next Sunday’s game that is as extensive as one can hope to find anywhere in Nevada.
The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will meet at 3:30 p.m. PT on Feb. 3, and William Hill is making it possible for customers to have action on virtually every moment of the big game. Opened for wagering on Friday morning are more than 400 ways to bet next Sunday’s game – including odds on team and individual outcomes within the game. The menu won’t stop there, though, as several more propositional wagers – or “props” – will be offered throughout the upcoming week.
The most popular of those will involve San Francisco 49ers – and former Nevada Wolf Pack – quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The 10 props offered on Kaepernick for last weekend’s NFC Championship Game were wildly popular with customers, and William Hill is upping the ante with even more Kaepernick wagering options when he hits the game’s biggest stage, including:
Players will select 15 winners from a menu of each weekend’s action for a shot at the jackpot
LAS VEGAS (January 8, 2013) – The pro football regular season might be over, but the popular William Hill Progressive Parlay Card will continue on.
Last weekend’s $16,880 jackpot during Wild Card weekend was hit, and the card goes on this weekend with more options than ever.
The jackpot this weekend resets to $10,000. Players must select 15 winners – no point spreads involved – and a 15-for-15 wins or shares in the weekly jackpot. It’s just $5 to play, and there are no limits on how many entries each player can submit.