May 01, 2012

William Hill on US track

Ralph Topping has continued to refute rumours of their delayed online gambling license. It was previously reported in the Guardian newspaper that there may be a delay in attaining a license. However, Ralph Topping, Chief Executive Officer of William Hill, said while discussing William Hills’ strong first 2012 financial results with analysts that the applied for application “to complete [our] US acquisitions is progressing well and remains within the timetable.”

Topping, also explained the company’s online gambling success, “Our investments in marketing and innovations continue to deliver benefits, with our Sportsbook exceeding £50m in turnover in a single week for the first time during the quarter and mobile turnover reaching almost £11m in a single week,” Topping continued, “Our mobile performance is now benefitting from our Sportsbook app being available in the Apple App Store, giving us access to thousands of new customers who have never bet with William Hill before, highlighting the growth potential of these new channels and their importance to our multi-channel offering.”

It’s thought that a licence may be awarded during summer 2012.

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