William Hill, Founder Of The William Hill Empire



Have you ever wondered how the UK?s world-renowned William Hill plc. evolved into the gambling giant it is today?

This snappy infographic from VegasMaster will provide you with the key details of the various epic events that transformed and grew this bookmaker over the years.

It all began with founder, William Hill. Born on July 16th?1903 in Birmingham, England, Hill grew up with a keen interest for betting on sports.

In 1934, he established the company that we know today as William Hill, opening up his first off-track betting store in London.

Over the years, the company steadily evolved. When Hill died in 1971, Sears PLC took ownership of the William Hill Company.

In 1989, the company was bought by Brent Walker for??650 million and, by 2002, William Hill floated on the London Stock Exchange for nearly ?1 billion.

Today, with over 16,000 employees, a full suite of online betting services from casino to bingo to poker to sports, and with its betting shops processing over one million betting slips on average per day,
William Hill plc is one of the largest bookmakers in the UK and around the world. Check out the infographic for more great details!

Source: Vegas Master

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