Will Hill Has Big Plans For Australia

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Mar 10, 2017

Undeterred by a largely hostile government attitude to online gambling, UK bookie plans to increase its penetration and market share

Despite a less than friendly approach to online gambling by the Australian federal government, UK land and online gambling bookmaker William Hill plc has big plans for the region, according to passages in its FY-2016 report.
Indicators in the report of more intense activity in connecting with Aussie punters include:
* Intensified marketing with promotional investment reaching A$58 million over 2017;
* Marketing vs. net revenue to grow 2 percent to 28 percent;
* Continued investment in new products and innovations, leveraging the company's in-house technology platform;
* Active participation in the increasingly competitive market, where other European giants like Bet365, Paddy Power and Ladbrokes are all rivals, along with domestic groups like Crown;
* More initiatives to increase the William Hill Australian player base beyond the current 284,000;
* Continued improvement of mobile gambling facilities, which the company reports now deliver 85 percent of its Australian revenues;
The company noted that the top five gambling brands in Australia dominate 80 percent of the online market, but that it is holding its own with new account openings up 19 percent on the preceding year, and claimed to be profitable in contrast to most of its rivals.

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Brian Cullingworth

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We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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