|Owner||WHG (International) Limited Casinos|
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William Hill is one of the oldest and most well known brands, especially in the UK, where it originally launched back in 1934 with betting shops up and down the country. Since arriving online in 2008, however, the brand’s appeal has spread across the globe and there are some good reasons for Canucks to sign up for this highly respected and much admired casino site.
Of course, a global company needs international licencing in place to ensure it can operate in countries such as Canada. To this end, William Hill has two of the most coveted in the form of the UKGC and the GGC licences – the latter being Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner, which operates out of the same British Overseas Territory that the company is headquartered.
To get players up and running from the moment they sign up, William Hill offers newbies a fantastic 100% match deposit bonus worth up to C$300. So, to max out the deal, simply make a first deposit of C$300 and you’ll soon be playing some brilliant games with C$600 in total funds.
We won’t go into too much detail here, but there are in fact other welcome offers for different areas of the site – but note that you can’t take them up in combination, so make up your mind well before you choose to sign up, register an account and opt in for your bonus of choice.
Those preferring live action over slots can sign up for the Live Casino welcome bonus of 100% up to C$300 (same as the casino one), but be wary of harsher wagering requirements, which can be found onsite.
The Sports package gives you an additional C$30 when you slap down your first C$10, so then you can bet on Team Canada to crush the opposition in the World Cup or Winter Olympics.
Finally, a bizarre one, as William Hill still has downloadable software for both desktop and mobile (though it makes more sense for those on a phone or tablet). The so-called Download welcome offer gives you 150% up to C$200 on your first deposit, but again check those terms before opting in for this one, as there are a few more steps compared to the other bonuses.
All new players need to opt in to the casino welcome bonus – this is done from the main registration pages, so look out for the checkbox when you first sign up. Also, note that the minimum deposit is C$10 and the maximum withdrawal from bonus winnings is C$2,000.
As for wagering, Hills have set this at a rather high 40x the bonus amount. Also, the bonus expires after just seven days, so there’s really not much time to satisfy all the requirements.
Furthermore, not all games contribute 100%. So, while slots and scratch cards give you the maximum, all other games (such as roulette, blackjack, baccarat, pai gow and video poker) often contribute 25% or less towards satisfying the wagering requirements – so it’s well worth reading the full terms and conditions to get exact figures for your favourite games to play.
It’s difficult to tell just how many games WH offers in total, but seeing as slots alone are split over three products (Vegas, Casino and Games) you can be sure that you’ll never run out of new experiences. There’s a huge amount of providers, too, including some of the best ones in existence: Playtech, NetEnt, Microgaming, Genesis, IGT, Evolution, the list goes on and on.
In terms of mega jackpots, often building up into millions of dollars and showering a few lucky players with cold hard cash, there are at least 75 different jackpot slots available. These include some of our recommended favourites, such as Gladiator, Age of the Gods and Funky Fruits.
The Live Casino experience is vast and hugely entertaining. Games are split into the following categories: Exclusive Tables, Roulette, Blackjack, Game Shows, Baccarat & Sic Bo and Poker. Taking the first category alone, there are 20 or so tables only accessible by William Hill players.
Being known as a traditional bookie, the Betting part of the site is also comprehensive without being too confusing, enabling you to get odds on every kind of sporting event under the sun, or even put money down the outcomes of political races, TV shows and virtual eSports games.
Those not only looking for slots will also benefit from the Amazon-like coverage of every niche and market at William Hill. This means that Poker, Bingo, Macau and Scratchcards all have their own areas of the site, in addition to all the other types of gambling that we’ve mentioned above.
The fully responsive website works just great on mobile devices or all shapes and sizes. However, you are encouraged to download one of the many apps through a series of notifications whenever you search for the site from your phone or tablet. However, rather than there being one app to rule them all, there is an app for each of the product verticals. This strategy was bizarre, as if you download the Games version, for example, you’ll need separate apps for Vegas and Casino. Same thing goes for Betting, Live Casino and so on and so forth.
The FAQ page is truly extensive and should get you to the right answer within a matter of minutes, though we would recommend that you use the search bar at the top to get you closer to the truth even quicker. If for some reason your question is not covered in the FAQs, customer support comes in three forms: Live Chat (by far the easiest and the best of all the options), an online email form or you can call the international freephone number on +800 3551 3551.
A variety of payment methods and currencies (including CAD, of course) are available, which should cover the majority of Canadian needs. Therefore, you can use Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Bankwire, PayPal, Ukash, Paysafecard and Giropay. Processing of withdrawals takes up to 24 hours (which is super speedy compared to the competition), but the amount of time needed before your winnings will hit your account depends on your choice of payment method.
Being one of the biggest in the business and given its decades-long history means the company is certainly doing one or two things right. And we’d have to agree – you can completely trust these guys to treat you fairly throughout. The only real problems we had was just the sheer amount of choice (not a bad thing for some people, of course) and the splitting of multiple products into different areas just seemed bizarre, especially as slots were spread between the Casino, Games and Vegas verticals – this just didn’t make any sense to us, particularly on mobile. Nevertheless, the welcome deal is pretty decent and there are regular promotions throughout the year, so we have no trouble recommending this casino to Canadian players.