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Jockathan

William Hill

Post by Jockathan » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:18 pm

Willie Hill have moved into the Nevada market. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/busin ... 76685.html

Almost 2/3rds of the bookies in Vegas Casinos!

blatt1

Re: William Hill

Post by blatt1 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:28 pm

great bookie maybe one of the best

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Re: William Hill

Post by peanut » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:45 pm

blatt1 wrote:great bookie maybe one of the best
Hello blatt1 and welcome :)

I do think you should have put the above quote in the joke thread though :lol

canaryman

Re: William Hill

Post by canaryman » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:15 pm

why is that peanut ?
i have one of my accounts with them.
they take my £300+ bets

the joke is ladbrokes with only take 75 pence

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Re: William Hill

Post by harry_rag » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:26 pm

canaryman wrote:why is that peanut ?
i have one of my accounts with them.
they take my £300+ bets

the joke is ladbrokes with only take 75 pence
Think you'll find we could all insert different bookies names in both of those sentences mate. Both of the above are fine for me but others regulalry p*ss me off by offering a meagre amount. It depends on a lot of different factors. One man's good guys will be another man's risk-averse scum bags!

If you're winning off them you're at serious risk of being limited. If you're not, it's probably because they're winning too much in the markets in question to care about your bets.

canaryman

Re: William Hill

Post by canaryman » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:42 pm

yes i follow your gist mate, but i will say i have never been turned a bet with hills yet !

last summer i was questioned over a ante post bet with ladbrokes so that finished me with them .

i have one other account with another firm.

i aim to do 10000+ points a month

canaryman

Re: William Hill

Post by canaryman » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:43 pm

canaryman wrote:yes i follow your gist mate, but i will say i have never been turned a bet with hills yet !

last summer i was questioned over a ante post bet with ladbrokes so that finished me with them .

i have one other account with another firm.

i aim to do 10000+ points a month

er no that is 1000 a month....nearly had a heart atack at reading that lol

Jockathan

Re: William Hill

Post by Jockathan » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:21 am

The company today are nothing like the larger than life character that founded them and today still bares his name.

"The times they Are A-Changin'......."

I saw with interest that this firm - along with Corals - were 'spinning' news on who would light the Olympic Cauldron. A nice clean up job!

That said it's not as if one is being forced to bet. It does however play on the need of some to have a bet.

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Re: William Hill

Post by nick » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:42 pm

Can't believe I've just had a request for £50 at 2/1 referred to a trader and been offered £15.

Never had this low a limit imposed by Hills before. They are only prepared to risk £30!!!!!!!!!!!

No, I haven't had any decent wins with Hills recently either.

Anyone else having problems getting even a modest bet on?

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Re: William Hill

Post by harry_rag » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:20 pm

I'm usually ok though recently was surprised to be limited on something, can't remember what.

Could be a sign of things to come but could just be a combination of how they categorise you (% of max bet on a market you're allowed), the market (max bet would be set higher on a live EPL game v a non-live BSP game) and the selection (cautious about something they've seen a lot of smart money for).

A serial loser betting on an unfancied selection in a major event would be able to fill his boots. A shrewder punter (likely to include you) betting on a well backed selection in a less mainstream market might not be so lucky. Hopefully just a one off!

What was the market, by the way?

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Re: William Hill

Post by Matt » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:27 pm

I get knocked back by a lot of bookies but I'm ok with WH to date.

Beattheodds

Re: William Hill

Post by Beattheodds » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:20 pm

Unfortunately Nick it's a sign that your hills account is coming to an end , I have had probably about 150 hills accounts over the years , I you win your out, if you beat the price your out , like Harry says you will be in the bracket o a shrewed punter , which bookmakers don't want as you are non profitable , they only accept mugs and losers. If you back any pricewise or Hugh Taylor selections on the GG's you will also be restricted . Most firms use a matrix system which flags up to them if you are to shrewd . You will soon only be able to bet online only to a max of a couple of quid If your lucky. If you phone up like I do you will get redirected. To customer services where they won't be able to give u any answers , apart from its a trading decision !!! Hopefully Harry might be right but I doubt it !!!

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Re: William Hill

Post by nick » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:25 pm

Thanks for the replies, lads. Like Matt I've been OK with Hills before and, even when bets have been referred to a trader, I've generally been accommodated to what I want or occasionally a little below.

I've also been OK in the main with Ladbrokes and Corals. It's a bit worrying if one of the Big 3 (if that's still what they are) starts being so pathetic. The market was over 3.5 goals in the FA Trophy tie Dartford v Halifax (to add insult to injury there were 5 goals in the game x-) ).

I've been closed with Sean Graham (the first one a few years back), Victors and boylesports. Sportingbet are a waste of time and, sadly, Paddy Power is going that way for me now. Amazingly I tend to do OK with Blue Square, Bet 365 and Stan James, although I'm careful not to stake too much with them, as I realise how quickly they will close the account. A bit surprisingly I had been limited to ridiculous amounts with skybet, yet over recent months they have mainly accepted what I want, although again I'm careful with stakes. Uncharacteristically, I tend to be alright with Betfred.

I can understand being knocked back if I want hundreds on an obscure market, but surely any bookmaker spending tens of thousands on national advertising and publicity can afford to lay any punter to lose £100 {:) {:) .

Beattheodds

Re: William Hill

Post by Beattheodds » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:51 pm

i dont understand how anyone can have a winning account with stan or 365 , i have had loads over the years , i have never been able to keep one more than a week , and its not because of large stakes ,on a new account with 365 i had 3 x £50 quid win singles and a £10 ew trixie at the cheltenham festival on day 1, i had 1 winner at 8/1 , i phoned up day 2 i could not have more than a restricted £10 on how does that work as it was hardly an obscure market, and their was no chance of me arbing the selection ?.

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