On Friday, August 3rd, William Hill, a Sports wagering giant announced that it has signed sports betting agreements with nearly a dozen casinos in the U.S. and is in discussions with a few more operators.
In order to get more Business in the U.S., The United Kingdom-based bookmaker said that it has increased its hiring process in Nevada.
Also, just five days ago one of William Hill’s largest competitors, GVC Holdings, announced the signing of a $200 million joint venture with MGM Resorts International for introducing sports betting to at least 15 states.
In a statement, William Hill revealed that it would be providing mobile betting technology and sports betting risk management services to a total 11 casinos in Mississippi and also for its “soon-to-be-announced” partner in West Virginia.
The statement given by William Hills reads as follows, “We have also conducted discussions with operators regarding sports betting deals that would cover an additional 14 U.S. states.”
Along with a racebook in Iowa, The company already has sports betting operations in New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada.
Joe Asher, The CEO of William Hill in the U.S, which operates 107 books in Nevada, went on to say that the company has boosted its staff in the Silver State by “dozens and dozens” since the end of last year and currently it has more than 500 employees.
Asher’s statement says, “We are ramping up for an even bigger business and so there is a lot of hiring going on.”
Asher also went on to add that the company has been hiring for various departments which include for the compliance, bookmaking, human resource, and technology sectors.
In recent times William Hill has gone on to increase its staff from 424 to 549 and expects to gain another 50 in the following months.
Once it completes the acquisition of its Las Vegas-based rival Pinnacle Entertainment which is set to take place in the early fourth quarter, Penn National will go on to expand its casino operations in 18 states which including the four states where William Hill is present.
Penn National’s senior vice president for public affairs, Eric Schippers also revealed that the casino operator will soon be launching sports betting in West Virginia and Mississippi before the start of football season, which kicks off at the latter stage of this month.
Schippers said, “To operate our sportsbook, we are highlighting a potential partner.”
Notably, Schippers did not comment when asked if Penn is the partner William Hill referenced to in its release.
Significantly, CG Technology has still not announced a partner to operate its sports books outside Nevada, but it still runs the books at Penn National’s two Las Vegas properties Tropicana and M Resort.