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William Hill


William Hill is to acquire full control of its online betting business, in a £424m deal with partner Playtech.
04-Mar-2013


William Hill and GVC have acquired online sports betting firm Sportingbet for £485m.
31-Dec-2012


William Hill is to sell its 15 betting shops in Ireland to Boylesports, with the transfer of 65 staff.
07-Nov-2011


William Hill has acquired Brandywine Bookmaking of the US for £9.6m, in order to gain 16 Lucky's betting outlets in Nevada.
04-May-2011


William Hill is expanding into the US sports-betting market with the £24m acquisition of American Wagering Inc and Cal Neva Sportsbook in Nevada.
18-Apr-2011


William Hill is to sell a further 48 betting shops to Tote for £20m, taking Tote's total estate to more than 500.
13-Dec-2005


William Hill is to sell 28 betting shops to the Tote for £15m, in order to win regulatory approval for the acquisition of Stanley Leisure's betting shops.
12-Jul-2005


William Hill is to acquire 624 betting shops from Stanley Leisure for £504m, taking its total estate to 2,237.
17-May-2005


William Hill is looking to expand its chain of betting shops from 1,577 to almost 2,000, and could spend up to £100m on acquisitions.
10-Sep-2002


William Hill has confirmed plans to raise £350m in a flotation, in order to reduce borrowings and fund the expansion of its chain of 1,500 betting shops.
14-May-2002


William Hill is planning to open a new call centre for its telephone betting service in Sheffield city centre early next year, with the creation of 200 jobs.
29-Nov-2001


William Hill has sold its sports spread betting business to IG Group for £1.1m.
03-May-2001


William Hill is launching a tax-free offshore betting service for telephone and internet-based customers, having set up a computer in Antigua and a call centre in Ireland.
22-Jan-2000


Nomura has dropped plans to float its William Hill betting business in favour of a trade sale to the venture capital groups CVC and Cinven for £825m.
22-Feb-1999


Brent Walker is selling the William Hill betting shop chain to Nomura of Japan for £700m, and will now put itself into liquidation as William Hill was its last big asset.
11-Oct-1997