William Hill Casino Review

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William Hill Casino Review

William Hill Casino is owned and operated by the UK based William Hill Company founded by William Hill back in 1934. Originally just a sports book, the expanded services now include, in addition to sports betting, a full service casino. The site also includes a separate poker room and bingo room.

The casino itself is relatively new, originating in 2009. Actually, there are three casinos in one which gets to be rather confusing: the Bonus Casino, the Vegas Casino, and the Live Casino.

William Hill Casino is licensed in Gibraltar and powered by software from Playtech, one of the leading online casino providers. The state-of-the-art client is easily downloaded to your personal computer, and once it’s complete you’ll have unrestricted access to over 200 games. If you’re happier to play on the fly then you can simply open up a browser window and start enjoying the instant play games on offer. Some William Hill games can also be enjoyed on mobile devices.

William Hill Casino is enjoyed by players all over the world. However, at the present time, this casino, like many others, is off limits to U.S. residents.


William Hill can hardly claim to be one of the largest online casinos in terms of number of games, since there are some mega casinos with more than twice as many. However, the 200+ games you will find at William Hill is still a respectable number. Not only are the well known varieties of both slots and table casino games represented, you will find interesting twists on some of these games.

Both the Welcome Bonus for new players and the monthly loyalty rewards program are different for the two casinos. So comparing the two and seeing which you like better might factor into where you play as well as the games themselves. If you are still undecided what to play, you can take advantage of the play for free option.

If slots are your favorite game, you will not be disappointed. There are plenty of slots to choose from in both casinos. Also, the generous Welcome Bonus that the casino offers when you first sign up was created with slot players in mind. So pick whatever game you think might be luckiest for you.

Your choice includes classic 3 reels and action-packed 5 reel video slots, Marvel slots featuring many of your favorite movie and comic book characters, and progressive slots that offer life changing jackpots. If you are a big sports fan, you might find the sports themed slots especially appealing. There are many of those, reflecting the firm’s early sports betting background.

On the other hand, if you are more of table games player, you, too, should like the diverse sampling available to you, in particular the different versions of blackjack and roulette. Just remember, if you are playing a variation of a game that is not familiar to you, read up on the rules and playing strategy beforehand. If you want to test your skill and nerve in another online game, there’s also a great poker room to try. William Hill Poker is one of our recommended online poker sites which offers excellent customer service and big welcome bonuses.

Also, don’t forget to check out William Hill’s third casino, the Live Dealer Casino. An increasing number of online casinos are now offering this exciting option, usually for three games only-blackjack, roulette, and baccarat. At William Hill, in addition to getting to try all of those, you can see how you fare in live Casino Hold ‘Em and Three Card Poker. It is also worth noting that the live dealer roulette games are the more favorable to the player European and French Roulette (with just a single zero) and not American Roulette (with a double zero). And here’s another tip-make your first visit to the Live Dealer Casino on a Tuesday or Wednesday, so in case you lose your first $20, the casino will return it to you.

Whilst the William Hill site lacks any indication of an eCogra certificate, the games have been tested independently for their levels of fairness by Technical Systems Testing, a reputable firm. We would, however, had like to have seen formal verification of reported payouts from the site.

Deposits and Withdrawals

William Hill has fast, secure, and safe banking. With the use of highly advanced encryption technology, all of your information is fully protected along with and financial transactions that you may have made. In addition, you have many different banking methods to choose from, so finding one you can use conveniently should not be a problem. To see if your preferred method of banking is available then we suggest checking directly with the online casino.

William Hill Casino Bonuses

Platform First Deposit Bonus

  • 100% match bonus up to 200 GBP*
  • Minimum deposit: 35 GBP*
  • Applies to downloaded casino only
  • Required playthrough for withdrawal: 20x bonus + deposit
  • Bonus itself cannot be withdrawn

Regular First Deposit Bonus (for those not taking the above)

  • 100% match bonus up to 150 GBP*
  • Minimum deposit: 35 GBP*
  • Required playthrough for withdrawal: 20x bonus + deposit
  • Bonus itself cannot be withdrawn

High Roller First Deposit Bonus

  • 30% match bonus up to 300 GBP*
  • Minimum deposit: 1,000 GBP*
  • Required playthrough for withdrawal: 20x bonus + deposit**
  • Bonus itself cannot be withdrawn

Second Deposit Bonus

  • 75% match bonus up to 100 GBP*
  • Minimum deposit: 35 GBP*
  • Required playthrough for withdrawal: 15x bonus + deposit
  • Bonus itself cannot be withdrawn

*Amounts shown are for GBP. They differ for other currencies.
**Not clear if the entire deposit is counted in the playthrough requirement or just that part of it that is equal to the bonus.

Find more information on the bonus on our William Hill Casino Promo Code page.

Vegas Casino Bonus

New UK players signing up for the Vegas Casino can be refunded up to 20 GBP of any loss incurred in the first 48 hours.

Live Casino Bonus

First time players at the Live Casino on a Tuesday or Wednesday can also be refunded up to 20GBP of their loss.

It’s worth noting that slots, arcade games, and scratch cards are the only games that count fully towards meeting the requirements of the wager. Others count only 25% or even less, so the amount you would have to bet to keep your winnings would increase even more. For this reason, only if you are considering slot play is the Welcome Package useful.

The fact that the casino takes the bonus back is another concern, as this will cause your account balance to drop considerably. Meaning that unless you have had the good fortune to score a big jackpot, your level of play will not remain the same indefinitely. For many users, not being able to keep their bonus means that making a smaller deposit appears to be favourable.

Concerning bonuses or otherwise, customer support is available to users 24/7 across a multitude of different languages.

Loyalty Program

No casino would be able to stay in business long if, after generously greeting new players with a Welcome Bonus, it forgets about them completely afterwards. In other words, a good Welcome Bonus will get players in the door; a good loyalty program making them feel that their continued play in the casino is appreciated will keep them there.

The loyalty program at William Hill is in some respects traditional, but in other respects a departure from what you will find at most online casinos. The traditional part is handing out loyalty points based on play, and then, when enough are accumulated, allowing players to exchange them for free credits to their account. In addition, premier players are admitted to the casino’s four tiered VIP Club. Top echelon players receive a higher exchange rate for comp points, higher table limits, faster withdrawals, bigger bonuses, and other exclusive gifts and privileges.

The loyalty program features that are different are the two monthly bonuses, one for players in the main casino, the other for players in the Vegas Casino. A brief description of the two bonuses follows.

Monthly Loyalty Bonus (Main Casino) Up to 3,500 GBP

  • 20% up to 175 GBP per deposit, redeemable up to 5x per week
  • Minimum deposit: 35 GBP
  • Required playthrough for withdrawal: 15x bonus + deposit

Presumably, no one who is a winner can take advantage of the offer, though. An additional stipulation is that the player’s account must have a zero balance prior to the deposit.

Vegas Monthly Bonus Up to 20,000 GBP

There are 20 tiers to which players can aspire, each requiring a higher amount of wagering. The qualifying period starts on the first day of every month and ends on the last day of that month. To reach Tier 1, a total of $1,000 must be wagered. At that point the player is guaranteed a bonus of at least $10 by the end of the month. By completing each successive tier, you are guaranteed a continually increasing amount of cash. If a player somehow makes it to Tier 20, the prize is 20,000 GBP. But the casino won’t be paying that sum too often. The required wagering for the one month period is 5,000,000 GBP!

Both of these bonuses, in this reviewer’s opinion encourage overbetting. On paper, they look better than they really are.

Exciting Extras

William Hill Casino has a £50 bonus for you if you refer a friend who signs up and plays. Your friend gets the bonus, too. Both bonuses have playthrough requirements for withdrawal. You can access this bonus with multiple friends.


The William Hill software is powered by Playtech, making it intuitive to use and beautifully colored. There is a downloadable app, or you can play straight in the web casino through your devices, which can be Android-based or iOS-based. If you are using a Mac or iPhone you don’t have the choice to download the app, but the web-based version works just as well. Unfortunately, the mobile version contains only a few of the all-time favorite games that William Hill usually offers, but this will hopefully change in the future. The games that are available will keep you busy for at least some time.


Now this is one company that’s been around for a while. At near a century old, William Hill Casino has come a long way since its conception as a sports bookie in 1934. It offers a bit of everything there is to offer by an online casino: some slots, some table games, some sports betting, a bit of bingo. With over 200 games the William Hill Casino offers new players a whole lot of choices to make, despite the fact that its Welcome bonus is mostly geared towards slot games. For experienced players, and especially high rollers, there are loyalty programs that bring extra points and further bonuses.