William Hill is a truly worldwide brand with a well-established reputation, having started out as bookmakers in the UK in the 1930s. It is also a dominant player in the online space, with online and mobile casinos, bingo and poker sites, and an international sports book. The online casino features a large range of high-quality Playtech slots and has a bigger emphasis on progressive jackpot slots than any other comparable site I’ve played at. The overall RTP for all of its games is a very good 96.62%, and with slots at 95.56% you can be assured of getting good value.
Games & software
There’s a selection of more than 250 games at William Hill, and this includes over 200 high quality slots by Playtech. While there are games in all categories, what is unique about the game selection here is the emphasis on progressive jackpot slots, and there are more of these than at just about any other site I’ve played at. There is also quite an emphasis on superhero slots (both ancient and modern) — so much so that there is a separate Heroes tab on the Home page.
Games are able to be played either via free casino software download, or directly in your browser in web-based Instant Play versions. There’s a good search function on the Home page that helps you to find favourite games quickly, and if you click the information icon on any game, it will give you brief details of its features and, importantly, its RTP.
Slots available in the online casino include:
- popular Playtech video slots, including Roaring Wilds, Fields of Fortune, Jekyll & Hyde, White King, Sweet Party, Funky Monkey, Fortunes of the Fox, Ugga Bugga
- themed video slots based on TV shows and movies, like The Flintstones, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Britain’s Got Talent, Chippendales, Little Britain, The Mummy, The Six Million Dollar Man
- Playtech progressive jackpot slots, such as Gladiator, Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven, Fruit Mania, A Night Out, Beach Life
- progressive jackpot slots in the Marvel Mystery Progressive Jackpot Network, like Iron Man, X-Men, Captain America, Spider-Man, Avengers, Fantastic Four
- progressive jackpot games based on DC Comics superheroes, including Green Lantern, Man of Steel, Superman the Movie and a number of Batman-themed games, such as Batman and the Penguin Prize, Batman and Catwoman Cash, Batman and The Batgirl Bonanza
- a number of progressive jackpot games from the Age of the Gods series, including Prince of Olympus, Fate Sisters, King of Olympus, Furious 4
There is also a good selection of card, dice and table games, as well as video poker, to choose from. These include:
- French, American and European roulette
- a variety of blackjack games, including classic, American, surrender, switch and pontoon
- craps and Sic Bo
- Pai Gow and Red Dog
- JoB, Deuces Wild, 10s or Better, Aces & Faces video poker
The are several live dealer games available at William Hill, streamed in real time from a purpose-built studio, dealt by real dealers, and played at multi-player tables. The games include baccarat (eight deck), blackjack (eight deck), European roulette, and casino hold’em (single deck).
William Hill also has a Macau site (accessed from the main site) where the emphasis is on Asian-themed games, and includes slots, table games and progressive jackpots.
The mobile casino — known as William Hill Vegas — is unusual in that it has a completely different range of games than you find at the desktop site. It can be accessed directly in the browser of any hand-held device by going to vegas.williamhill.com or mobile.williamhill.com. If you have an exisiting William Hill casino account, you will need to set up a separate Vegas account, although these can be linked and the same banking options are available.
There is also a special 100% Cashback signup bonus for new William Hill Vegas players, and even if you already have an online casino account, you can still claim this offer. If you open a new Vegas account and wager at least £5 during the following 48 hours, you get 100% of your losses back (in the form of bonus credits) up to the value of £20. Your cashback will be credited to your bonus account within 72 hours.
The games in the mobile casino are by Blueprint Gaming, and the selection features several titles that are exclusive to William Hill. There’s more than 100 different mobile slots, including 11 progressive jackpot games, to choose from:
- the mobile slots range includes Prospector, Giant Gems, Amigo’s Gold, Wish Upon a Jackpot, Luck o’ the Irish, Atlantis City of Destiny
- the progressive jackpot games — known as Vegas Millions —include Festival of Lights, Worms, Toy Factory, Lucky Duck, The Pig Wizard
The mobile casino also features exclusive Mayfair blackjack and roulette games, along with Heads up Poker and 3 Card Brag.
As an incentive for players to download the free software client, there is an offer, even if you already have a William Hill account. To claim the bonus, download the free software and register or log in. From there, go to the Cashier page and deposit at least £10 into your account. You have seven days in which to use the bonus amount, and winnings are cashable, subject to a 20x playthrough.
For regular players, William Hill also has a Comp Points scheme, where you earn 1 comp point for every £10 you wager, and these points can be accrued and then exchanged (in lots of 100) for free bonus credits at a rate of 100 comp points = £1.
- 24/7 live chat
- 24/7 phone support: 0800 0856 296 (toll free from landlines and mobiles)
- email support via form on the Contact Us page
- Twitter support via form on the Contact Us page
- extensive FAQ pages
- detailed rules page for every game
There are several very accessible and convenient payment methods that can be used to fund your account, which can be operated in GBP.
Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards can be used, along with Diner’s Club cards and EntroPay virtual Visa cards. With all of these methods, there is a minimum deposit of £5 and funds are credited to your casino account instantly. All of these can also be used for withdrawals, with funds taking between 3-5 working days before they reach you.
Other payment methods that can be used for both deposits and withdrawals include PayPal,
pingit, Skrill and Neteller e-wallets. With these, there is a minimum deposit of £10 and funds are credited to your casino account instantly. These methods can also be used for withdrawals, and it usually takes 1 working day before you receive your money.
PaySafe Card can also be used to make deposits, but not withdrawals; if you use this method you will receive your funds via bank transfer or bank cheque within 5-10 working days. Bank transfers can also be used to deposit funds; if you also use this method for withdrawals, it will take between 5-10 working days until your money is available.
William Hill also has its own payment system known as CashDirect, which enables you to pay online via a voucher without the need for either a bank account or a credit card. Vouchers can be purchased from William Hill shops, and withdrawals can be collected in the same way.
The good range of games and healthy RTPs are two of the main recommendations for playing at William Hill. The fact that it’s a big international brand, licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and audited by TST, also means that you can play there with confidence as well. The higher than average playthrough is probably the biggest negative, although this is countered by the different offers which allow you to choose a signup offer that gives you a good chance of clearing the full bonus amount. Overall, a high quality site with good choice and an excellent mobile casino too.
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