In September , Brent Walker recouped £m of the £m it had paid for William Hill when Grand Metropolitan were found to Profit: £ million (). Read about the history of William Hill Organization Limited. Explore the company's history, profile, and timeline. Find the key facts you're looking for! William Hill PLC ist einer der größten Buchmacher im Vereinigten Königreich. Der Hauptsitz .. Hochspringen ↑ William Hill deal with TurfTV a case of history repeating as punter power wins day. In: The Scotsman. Abgerufen am Juni Gründung: As a result, William Hill shut down its Ireland-based call center, combining that operation with its existing British facilities. In March , an advert stating "William Hill best prices FACT" was banned by the ASA. The figures suggest not — the four biggest companies still seem strongly committed to betting shops. In , William Hill became the first bookie to offer fixed odds on football betting. In , the British government imposed a hefty 25 percent gambling tax on fixed odds betting, William Hill's mainstay. Möglicherweise unterliegen die Inhalte jeweils zusätzlichen Bedingungen. Gareth Davis, Vorsitzender James Henderson  , CEO. Big bookmakers rushed to open shops and take advantage of the legislation that had knocked their street-based competitors out of business at a stroke. About average stake in a betting shop About training at William Hill William Hill 16 July — 15 October was the founder of William Hill , one of the United Kingdom 's largest firms of bookmakers. Legend has it that William Hill developed a passion for horseracing and bookmaking at a young age. There were also fears that the company had overpaid for the shops and its share price dropped again. Many William Hill history articles associate it with Sears Holdings Group, which has 4, retail locations under Sears and Kmart brand names. Grand Metropolitan also owned Mecca Bookmakers and merged the two companies into one, using the William Hill name. On another occasion a manager came back from a long lunch, slightly on the woozy side, to find a crowd of punters wanting payouts from unsettled bets — he promptly started a cake-throwing fight with them!