Legal Sports Report

William Hill Mobile Sports Betting App

William Hill acquired American Wagering Inc. in 2011. That was its first entry into the US gaming market.

William Hill also consults for the Delaware Lottery’s NFL parlay cards, the only other form of legalized sports betting in the United States.

William Hill offers more betting shops than any other Nevada company. There are more than 100 William Hill betting shops and kiosks in the state.

William Hill uses a proprietary mobile app. It is licensed to South Point and its affiliated books. The two platforms are independent in terms of odds and banking.

Types of bets available on William Hill mobile app

William Hill’s mobile betting apps offers most of the same bets that are available in its land-based shops. The favorite among serious bettors are straights. This is a wager on a single event or outcome. Point spreads, money lines and totals are the most common straight wagers.

William Hill offers many of its parlay and teaser cards on the app. Players may make parlays and teasers off the board. All prop and futures wagers are also spread on the mobile app.

William Hill’s in-play wagering is a perfect fit for the mobile app. This form of betting involves games already in action. Players watching the game from a sports book may still want to make in-play wagers through the mobile app to avoid quick price changes and queues at the betting window.

William Hill bonuses

William Hill offers new players a 10% up to $50 first deposit bonus.

The bonus is awarded in the form of a free bet. The player only wins the amount of the free bet. The bonus may not be withdrawn. It is lost, even if the free bet is a winner.

All players qualify for an ongoing cash back program. William Hill pays all players 0.1 percent of the amount wagered in the form of cash on straight bets.

This is doubled on horseracing, parlays and teasers. Players must opt into this promotion through the William Hill website or by calling customer support.

William Hill deposit options

There are three ways to make a deposit into a William Hill mobile account.

Cash is accepted at all William Hill sports books in Nevada. A courier will drive to any Nevada home or office to process a cash deposit of at least $500. William Hill has kiosks in dozens of Nevada taverns that accept cash.

Players may use a rewards card from the bar’s video poker machines or manually punch in the account number to make the deposit on a kiosk. PT’s and taverns that use Golden Gaming as its slot vendor host these mobile deposit centers.

These kiosks once accepted sports bets directly. This was outlawed by the Nevada Legislature in 2013. Full service casinos may still use William Hill’s kiosks.

Gold Strike in Jean, also referred to as Terrible’s Roadhouse, is an example of an unrestricted casino licensee without a betting window that still uses kiosks to accept bets.

William Hill withdrawal options

The only way to withdraw from the William Hill mobile app is by cash at a betting shop.

The only exception to this is at the handful of full service casinos that have kiosks instead of a live betting window. Mobile app customers can make withdrawals at the casino cage at these establishments.

The William Hill mobile app account number and a valid photo ID are required to make a withdrawal.

Players were once able to withdraw up to $500 at PT’s Pubs. The 2013 law that banned sports betting kiosks also put an end to this cashout option.

William Hill sports book locations

William Hill has more betting shops than any other Nevada sports betting company. There are more than 70 casinos with William Hill affiliation.

SLS Las Vegas and Casino Royale are the only two on the Las Vegas Strip. William Hill operates downtown Las Vegas sportsbooks at Plaza, Binion’s, 4Queens, Downtown Grand and The D.

It is also the operator of books in nearly every other gaming jurisdiction in Nevada, including Primm, Jean, Tahoe, Mesquite, West Wendover, Reno, Carson City and Pahrump.

Advantages to using William Hill sports betting app

The biggest advantage to using the William Hill sports betting app is its number of deposit locations. Most Nevadans live within a few miles of a William Hill sportsbook or mobile deposit kiosk.

This includes taverns with deposit kiosks throughout the west side of the Las Vegas Valley that is mostly void of casinos and betting shops.

The William Hill app is reliable with a wide menu of betting options. William Hill’s in-play betting offers action on all NFL games and nearly any other professional and college event.

The house edge on its futures bets is among the lowest in Nevada. William Hill’s prop betting house edge is also on the lower side of average.

William Hill’s app offers a major advantage over the Miomni one that is used by Boyd Gaming, Aliante Casino, Westgate and Wynn. The William Hill app works over wireless internet. It does not require bettors to turn off the wireless card to make a wager. This can be annoying for bettors looking to make a quick wager.

The $2 minimum bet is the lowest available on any Nevada app. This includes straight bets and exotics.

Disadvantages William Hill app has over competitors

The only way to withdraw from the William Hill app is to visit one of the company’s betting shops. This is not a problem for most Nevadans since William Hill operates dozens of sports books in the state.

Residents on the west side of Las Vegas are most inconvenienced by this due to the lack of William Hill sports books in that half of the metro area.

John Mehaffey
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