William Hill to operate Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe Sports Book
STATELINE, Nev., (September 24, 2014) – South Lake Tahoe will soon become sports central when William Hill, the world’s leading sports betting company, teams with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe to operate the new resort and casino’s sports book.
Sports fans will have a one-stop-shop for watching and wagering on all of their favorite games in the luxury of the William Hill Sports Book at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Guests will enjoy a high tech and comfortable viewing experience including:
- A high definition video wall showing the most popular sporting events and continuously updated InPlay wagering lines;
- 40 televisions airing the day’s top games, teams and sporting events;
- A self-service wagering kiosk allowing guests to make their favorite wagers around the clock;
- Guests can also sign up for William Hill’s market-leading mobile betting app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices in order to bet anywhere in Nevada.
“Teaming with a world-wide market leader like William Hill guarantees our Hard Rock Hotel & Casino guests have premium race and sports wagering at their fingertips, including mobile betting. When we open, sports fans can expect nothing less than the ultimate sports wagering available in the most luxurious setting in Lake Tahoe,” said Don Marrandino, chief operations officer of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe.
William Hill US currently operates 104 race and sports books in Nevada. Founded in 1934, William Hill is the UK’s largest bookmaker with 2,400 betting shops and operates one of the of the world’s leading online betting and gaming businesses.
“We are delighted to partner with the iconic Hard Rock brand, Warner Hospitality and the Park family on this exciting project in Lake Tahoe. We look forward to bringing the energy and excitement of a world class sports book to a great location on the casino floor,” said William Hill U.S. Chief Executive Officer, Joe Asher.
William Hill opens 2014 Pro Pick’Em Football Contest
Contest features $250,000 in guaranteed cash with the chance for a $100,000 bonus
LAS VEGAS (August 1, 2014) – With the start of the pro football season just over a month away, William Hill Sports Book has opened its annual Pro Pick’Em contest for registration. The contest will once again feature both weekly and season long prizes paid out from $250,000 in guaranteed cash.
Each entry into the Pro Pick‘Em contest costs $25 with up to 25 entries allowed per customer. Customers that purchase 4 or more entries will receive a complimentary entry. Each week, players will pick the straight up 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 $20,000 cash prize.
William Hill has added a new twist to the 2014 Pro Pick’Em contest. If the season long Grand Prize winner finishes with 200 or more correct picks out of the 255 games, they will collect an additional $100,000 cash bonus.
“The Pro Pick’Em contest keeps it fun and simple with no point spreads – just pick the winning teams,” said William Hill Director of Marketing Michael Grodsky. “There is a lot of value in our contest for those that enjoy making their weekly picks. For less than $2 a week, players can take their shot at $13,000 in weekly prizes. Additionally, we wanted to challenge contestants to best the previous winning season totals of 195 wins (2013) and 194 wins (2012) by offering a six-figure cash bonus for getting to 200 wins.”
The $13,000 in weekly prizes breaks down as follows:
- 1st Place Most Winners $10,000
- 2nd Place Most Winners $2,000
- Least Winners $1,000.
The regular season starts Sunday, September 7. Entries in the Pro Pick ‘Em contest can be purchased after that date, but participants will want to register before 8am on September 7 to be eligible to pick the first week’s slate. The contest goes 17 weeks – concluding on Sunday, December 28. 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 sports wagers.
Players may register their entries at any of the 74 full-service William Hill books throughout Nevada. Weekly contest picks can be submitted at any of the 100+ William Hill full-service or kiosk locations. Click here for official 2014 Pro Pick’Em Football Contest rules.
Join the HOME Team: William Hill to host job fairs in Las Vegas and Reno
With over 100 Sports Books in Nevada, William Hill is looking to fill both full time and part time positions in preparation for the football season.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – William Hill is the leading Sports Betting company in the world. William Hill US will host a series of on-site JOB FAIRS on Monday, July 28th (Reno) and Thursday, July 31st (Las Vegas) to interview candidates for all available positions.
Northern Nevada Job Fair:
- Monday, July 28th (10am-3pm)
- William Hill Race & Sports Book at the Grand Sierra Resort – 2500 E 2nd St, Reno, NV 89502
Southern Nevada Job Fair:
- Thursday, July 31st (10am-3pm)
William Hill Race & Sports Book at the Plaza Hotel & Casino – 1 South Main Street Las Vegas, NV 8910
HR Recruiters and Hiring Managers from William Hill US will be on hand to interview candidates for full and part-time opportunities across all departments, including ticket writers and customer support agents. Most roles must be able to work weekends. William Hill offers competitive salaries, generous benefits, and unlimited career potential.
Job descriptions and requirements are posted online now at www.williamhill.us/ careers. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online through the “Job Fair Applicants” opening, in advance of the job fairs, and bring a copy of their resume with them.
“If you are passionate about delivering great service and if you enjoy sports too – working here could be the perfect job for you! Our people are hungry for success, provide outstanding service, and make it happen every day. At William Hill, everyone truly matters!” said William Hill U.S. Director of Human Resources Lindsay Meyers.
Las Vegas’ Mortez Bradley named Most Inspirational Colleague
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – William Hill hosted its annual night of recognition and celebration with the 2014 HOME Awards at The Grand Hotel in Brighton, England. William Hill U.S. was well represented by 12 colleagues making the trip, including representatives from three Nevada Sports Book locations and two individuals named as finalists for their achievements from the past year.
Thirteen awards were given out throughout the night. Las Vegan Mortez Bradley won the award for Most Inspirational Colleague. Bradley was nominated by six of his peers and was selected from over 17,000 William Hill employees from the United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Israel, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Australia, the Philippines, and the U.S.
Bradley began his Sports Book career at Gold Spike Casino as a Ticket Writer in 2010. Shortly after William Hill came to Nevada in 2012, Bradley was promoted to Downtown Sports Book Supervisor. His role includes leading the teams at five William Hill Sports Books located on Fremont Street.
“Mortez is a team player that has been there not only for me but the entire team. Any hour that I have needed him he has been on call. He has been an inspiration for me. His help has been invaluable,” one of his colleagues wrote.
When asked about his victory, Bradley said “When they called my name, it was an out of body experience that I’ve only felt once in my life before, watching my first son being born. I felt an overwhelming high on life.”
Mortez Bradley (Center) with William Hill CMO Kristof Fahy (Left) and English Soccer Great Gary Lineker (Right).
New and existing Mobile Sports customers can earn up to $100 in cash rewards
LAS VEGAS (May 12, 2014) – William Hill Race & Sports Book is offering a major new summer incentive program for customers who make their sports wagers using the William Hill Mobile Sports app. With the new “Summer Rewards” promotion, customers can unlock cash rewards up to $100 when wagering with William Hill on their smartphone or tablet.
The promotion is open to all Mobile Sports customers who enroll on the William Hill US website (www.williamhill.us) between May 5 and August 5. Once enrolled, customers will receive 1 Summer Rewards point for every $1 of sports wagers and double Summer Rewards points for InPlay sports wagers placed through the app during the promotion.
InPlay sports wagering allows bettors to bet the game during the game with LIVE point spreads, totals and money lines. William Hill InPlay Sports wagering is offered this summer for all pro basketball playoff games, select baseball games and soccer matches.
On August 15, enrolled Mobile Sports patrons will automatically receive $1 added to their account balance for every 1,000 Summer Rewards points earned between May 5 and August 5.
“With the NBA and NHL playoffs heating up and the World Cup just around the corner, we are very excited to launch a cashback promotion for sports bettors who enjoy the convenience of wagering on a smartphone or tablet,” said William Hill Director of Marketing Michael Grodsky. “InPlay wagering has been wildly popular and we wanted to make it doubly rewarding for our patrons that like wagering on live odds during the games.”
As an added incentive to new William Hill Mobile Sports customers, a new account registered between May 5 and August 5, 2014 will receive a bonus 5,000 Summer Rewards points with their first qualifying wager.
The William Hill Mobile Sports wagering app is available for iPhone, iPad, or Android devices carried by AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile or Boost Mobile. New accounts can be registered at any of the 76 full-service William Hill sports books throughout Nevada. Accounts can also be funded at any PT’s or Sierra Gold Tavern location in the state. For a full list of William Hill Race & Sports book locations and promotion rules, please visit www.williamhill.us.
Monmouth Park patrons can make their free weekly picks at the new William Hill Race & Sports Bar
OCEANPORT, NEW JERSEY (May 6, 2014) – Monmouth Park and William Hill are offering two free summer sports contests that will give Monmouth Park patrons the opportunity to win great prizes including a progressive cash jackpot.
Led by the Summertime Madness Sports Contest, players will attempt to pick the winners of 15 propositions offered from a wide variety of sporting events slated for each upcoming weekend. A perfect 15 of 15 unlocks a progressive cash jackpot that starts at $1,000. Each week that a jackpot goes unclaimed, another $100 will be added. Participants must make their picks before fewer than 15 propositions remain to select from for that week.
The Line ‘em Up Baseball Contest offers a weekly prize of a Monmouth Park VIP Day at the Races package. Players will attempt to select the winners of any 10 baseball games scheduled for that Saturday and Sunday. Participants may make their selections before fewer than 10 games remain on each Sunday. The player with the best record for the week will enjoy a return trip to Monmouth Park that includes complimentary valet parking, a private box for four, and a $50 food gift card. In the event of a tie, the player with the earliest time stamp on their kiosk generated receipt shall be deemed the winner.
“We are excited to offer sports fans two new contests this summer at Monmouth Park,” said William Hill Director of Marketing Michael Grodsky. “Similar contests have been wildly popular with our customers in Nevada. The new William Hill Race & Sports Bar provides the perfect location for players to cheer on their contest picks.”
Starting this Friday, May 9, participants will be able to make their weekly selections for both contests at the Sports Kiosks inside the new William Hill Race & Sports Bar. The summer contests will run through Sunday, August 24th. All contests are free to enter; however, players must be 21 or over and possess a William Hill Rewards Card. Cards can be obtained at the William Hill Race & Sports Bar.
For more information and a complete list of rules, visit the William Hill Race & Sports Bar or online at www.monmouthpark.com.
William Hill First to List Odds with Wise Dan 4-1 Favorite
NEW YORK CITY (Friday, April 25, 2014) – Two-time defending Horse of the Year Wise Dan made history when he opened as the 4-1 favorite in the first-ever Eclipse Awards 2014 Horse of the Year future bet odds listed today by William Hill, the operator of 100 sports betting locations across Nevada.
Other favorites (with opening odds) include last year’s Champion 3-Year-Old Will Take Charge (5-1), three-time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude (6-1), defending Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man (7-1), current Kentucky Derby favorite California Chrome (8-1) and 2013 Belmont Stakes hero Palace Malice (8-1).
The State of Nevada Gaming Control Board approved the 2014 Horse of the Year wager Tuesday for all licensed books in the state. The setting of odds is at the discretion of each book. Future bet wagering on Horse of the Year will conclude on Nov. 7, six days after the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park near Los Angeles.
Horse of the Year will be announced at the 44th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony on January 17, 2015, at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, located outside Miami in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
“We thank William Hill for pushing this initiative and applaud the State of Nevada for approving an entertaining wager that gives fans and bettors a new way to engage with the top North American horses in training throughout the season,” said National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) President and CEO Alex Waldrop. “The Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year is the most prestigious award in American racing and now the sharpest racing fans can share in the glory if they back the right horse.”
The new wager was conceived when Cot Campbell, founder and managing partner of the Dogwood Stable syndicate that owns Palace Malice, contacted William Hill US CEO Joe Asher about betting on his prized colt to be named Horse of the Year. Palace Malice already has wins in two important handicap races to start his 4-year-old campaign.
To review the Nevada Gaming Control Board release announcing approval of the new wager, visit http://gaming.nv.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=8840.
Eclipse Awards are bestowed upon horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements in North America have earned them the title of Champion in their respective categories. Those awards are voted on each December by approximately 275 media, racing secretaries and Equibase chartcallers representing the NTRA,Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters (NTWAB). Finalists, announced in early January, are determined in each category by voters’ top three selections, using a 10-5-1 point scale. Eclipse Award winners, including Horse of the Year, are determined solely by first-place votes. Voting is audited by Louisville, Ky., accounting firm Strothman and Company.
The Eclipse Awards are presented by Daily Racing Form, The Stronach Group and the Breeders’ Cup and owned and produced by the NTRA. The Eclipse Awards are named after the great 18th-century racehorse and foundation sire Eclipse, who began racing at age five and was undefeated in 18 starts, including eight walkovers. Eclipse sired the winners of 344 races, including three Epsom Derbies.
Denver QB Manning, Seattle CB Sherman figure to be popular on next Sunday’s wagering menu
LAS VEGAS (January 24, 2014) – One of the most popular players in pro football history will also be one of the favorite players for bettors to back in next Sunday’s championship game. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s performance against Seattle can now be wagered on in a variety of ways at William Hill Race & Sports Book, with the most locations in Nevada to place a bet on the big game.
The Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks will meet at 3:30 p.m. PT on Feb. 2, and William Hill is offering its signature extensive wagering menu for the season’s final – and biggest – game. Open for wagering as of Friday morning are more than 400 ways to bet next Sunday’s game – including odds on several team and individual outcomes within the game. The menu won’t stop there, though, as many more propositional wagers – or “props” – will be offered throughout the upcoming week.
All props will also be available via the William Hill Mobile Sports wagering app, which allows bettors to play on the go via their smartphone device from anywhere in the state.
Early wagering on the game is largely in favor of Denver, with the legendary Manning as the driving force behind those betting opinions. Each week this season, Manning props offered by William Hill were a hit, and there will be more than ever on Feb. 2 as he chases his second ring, including:
- Will Manning throw for over or under 323.5 yards?
- Will Manning throw for over or under 2.5 touchdown passes?
- Who will have more: Manning touchdown passes or Arsenal/Crystal Palace total goals?
“Betting on the big game nowadays mostly means betting the props,” William Hill Director of Trading Nick Bogdanovich said. “With that said, we expect no one to be a bigger draw in this game than Peyton Manning. He’s had the greatest single season ever by a pro quarterback, and now tries to polish it off against the No. 1 defense in the league. You couldn’t ask for anything better if you’re looking for action on the game.”
The William Hill trading team so far has produced 227 wagers on next Sunday’s game, and we even asked our employees and the public – via Facebook and Twitter – what they would like to see. Many suggestions involve Seattle star cornerback Richard Sherman, who has made quite a bit of news over the last week.
Props involving the top Seahawks defender include:
- Yes or no: Will Richard Sherman record an interception?
- Who will have more: Sherman total solo + assisted tackles or Juventus/Inter Milan total goals?
InPlay wagering will also be offered, available at all 100 William Hill locations throughout Nevada, and via the Mobile Sports app. The action never stops with InPlay wagering, as the point spread, total and money line will adjust throughout the game. A full list of locations and mobile info is available at williamhill.us.
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.