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William Hill recommended for licensing by Nevada gaming control board

William Hill, the United Kingdom’s largest bookmaker, announced today that it has been recommended for licensing after the Nevada Gaming Control Board voted unanimously in favour at a hearing in Carson City, Nevada. The next and final phase of licensing is when William Hill and its executives appear in front of the Nevada Gaming Commission, set for June 21st.

The bookmaker signed agreements to purchase American Wagering Incorporated, Club Cal Neva and Brandywine Bookmaking LLC in spring 2011.

Ralph Topping, Chief Executive for William Hill, commented: “We are pleased to have the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s recommendation for licensing. They have been fair and detailed in their assessment of our application for licensing, and we are grateful for their recommendation. We now look forward to the hearing with the Gaming Commission in two weeks’ time.”

About William Hill:

William Hill, The Home of Betting, is one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies, employing more than 16,000 people. Founded in 1934, it is now the UK's largest bookmaker with over 2,370 licensed betting offices (LBOs) that provide betting opportunities on a wide range of sporting and non-sporting events, gaming on machines and numbers-based products including lotteries. William Hill Online ( is one of Europe's leading online betting and gaming businesses, providing customers with the opportunity to access William Hill's products online, through their mobile, by telephone and by text services. William Hill PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and generates revenues of over £1.1billion a year.