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Scottish punter places millionth bet on racing post app

A delighted Aberdonian was the recipient of a £1000 free bet courtesy of William Hill after the Scot placed the millionth bet on the Racing Post App.

Derek Aitken, who placed the milestone wager, is one of the hundreds of thousands of punters who have discovered the ease of betting on the app.

‘I’m over the moon,’ said Mr Aitken, ‘The Racing Post app is very easy to use and the William Hill betting is very handy.’

‘I had a few bets at Royal Ascot, but wasn’t too lucky. Normally I follow a few jockeys and trainers - so I’ll probably put the free bet towards that’

William Hill and the Racing Post created the ground breaking iPhone app in December 2010. The Racing Post application, which is the most popular horse racing app in the App Store, boasts seamless betting directly from Britain’s biggest bookmaker William Hill.

In short, it means you can browse Racing Post’s renowned news, tips and data, make an informed decision about which horse to back in a race and then place a bet simply by tapping the William Hill odds on the racecard. The race can then be followed with the Live Reporter function and via William Hill radio.

It adds up to a completely unique product in the mobile betting market.

‘We’re delighted with our partnership with the Racing Post, we knew the app would be well received but getting to the millionth bet within the first year is fantastic,’ said Michael Byrne, Head of Mobile at William Hill.

‘Mr Aitken was our lucky millionth bettor and we’d like to wish him the best of luck with his £1000 free bet.’

About William Hill

William Hill is one of the world’s leading bookmakers and one of the most recognised and trusted brands in the gambling industry, providing gaming and betting services across multiple channels: online, on the high street, on the phone and on the move.

William Hill PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange (WMH.L) and operates over 2,300 betting shops in Ireland and Britain. The William Hill Group employs over 16,900 people worldwide and reported a net revenues of around €1.2 bn in 2010.

In 2009, William Hill, one of the first companies in the world to offer internet betting, joined forces with gaming software providers, Playtech, to form a new company called William Hill Online. This deal made William Hill Online one of the leading European online gaming and sports betting businesses. In 2010, William Hill Online posted net revenues of €285 million (up 24% on 2009). The Online business now accounts for 25% of William Hill Plc’s total net revenues.

About Racing Post

Established in 1986, Racing Post is the market-leading publisher of racing and sports betting information in Britain and Ireland. Racing Post's product portfolio includes a daily newspaper and two weekly titles; websites including, The Betting Site and Soccerbase and the No. 1 Horseracing iPhone App in the App store.

For further information, please contact
Tony Kenny (William Hill) - International Public Relations on +35386 858 9276
David Bowen (Racing Post) – Digital Marketing Manager on +44 207 293 2136