William Hill Casino Review
William Hill Casino is an online casino with games supplied by Playtech. It is operated by WHG (International) Limited and is registered under the jurisdictions of Gibraltar and United Kingdom. Last updated: August 22, 2011.
Review of William Hill Casino
William Hill Casino is operated by the famous William Hill Company which was established in 1934 in the United Kingdom. This company specializes in betting and legal off-track wagering and has a wealth of experience from which to draw upon. It is all the more surprising then to find that William Hill has aligned itself with a company renowned for its dodgy conduct in the online casino industry - and it is enough for us to slap a warning on this casino and recommend players look elsewhere.
Warning - Cryptologic casino closed / rebranded
William Hill completed its transition to a new casino on the Playtech software platform in mid 2009 after striking a deal with Playtech in 2008. The casino has been rebranded as William Hill Casino Club. However we have to recommend players thinking of playing with William Hill to stay away. The reason is William Hill's online casino operations are now largely run via the same group responsible for the notorious cPays group of casinos, including such houses of ill repute as Joyland and 32 Vegas (so bad they recently changed the name to 21 Nova). Joyland is most famous for neglecting to pay a $4m progressive jackpot winner the full amount, with around $2m in change still unaccounted for. We were just as surprised as you probably are now to find a company of the stature of William Hill associating themselves with such an enterprise, but there you are. Avoid.
Should you go to the website, you may well find yourself at William Hill Casino Club, or maybe not, because there is an entirely different website confusingly branded William Hill Casino. For instance, if you are at the WHCC site and click poker up at the top right, you will end up at the main William Hill site in a poker-branded subsection which makes sense. But now click the casino tab and you will be in a similar casino-branded subsection of the main site which is different from the WHCC one you came from two clicks ago (we have included screenshots of both with this review to illustrate the difference). And from what we could tell, you can't ever navigate back to the WHCC site from the main William Hill one. Then to add to the confusion, there is even a third site branded William Hill Vegas which has another entirely different set of casino games to play. In the end a journey around this website is utterly illogical and confusing.
William Hill's Casino Games
William Hill Casino is available in both flash-based instant play and full-download versions for windows PCs. You will find the full array of Playtech games to choose from including all your table game classics as well as a wide variety of video slots and classic 3 reel slots. There are a range of progressive jackpots available too, which could net you as much as $4 million, assuming they pay you the full amount (see above). As for the audited payout rates, William Hill used to publish these monthly back when they used Cryptologic software but they are nowhere to be seen in their latest Playtech guise.
There is not much more to say other than if you were thinking of playing at William Hill you would be wise to look elsewhere, with other well-known UK brands Bet365 and BetFred offering a safer Playtech-powered alternative.