William Hill Signs Ground Breaking Betting Industry Deal With The Fa To Become An ‘official Supporter’ Of The England Team And ‘official Supporter’ And ‘official Betting Partner’ Of The Fa Cup

EUROPE’S LEADING GAMING AND BETTING GIANT EXPANDS ITS SPORTS SPONSORSHIP PORTFOLIO

The UK and Europe’s leading gaming and sports betting business, William Hill, has agreed a two and a half year deal with The Football Association to become an ‘Official Supporter’ of the England football team, and ‘Official Supporter’ and ‘Official Betting Partner’ of The FA Cup.
The deal with the FA, the first of its type for the betting industry, comes into effect on January 7, 2012* and continues through to the end of The FA and FIFA World Cups in 2014. The agreement features a wide and unique range of image rights, advertising and promotional opportunities.
Ralph Topping, Chief Executive of William Hill said “We have been looking for sponsorship opportunities from which we can reward and engage with our customers for the events they most enjoy. This deal with The FA will help us to achieve our objectives of developing the prominence of our brand and increasing market share in all our business channels.
“Our ‘Official Betting Partner’ status of The FA Cup complements our existing partnership with the Scottish Football Association and our sponsorship of the Scottish Cup with which we are already extremely delighted and it becomes a welcome addition to our quality range of sponsorships within **darts, snooker and racing.
“The next two and a half years are an exciting time for UK football and we’re delighted to now be part of all of those events.”
Kristof Fahy, Chief Marketing Officer for William Hill said “This is an excellent deal for both parties and it gives us some very good opportunities to develop our brand across a wide variety of channels. The England and FA Cup branding and imagery will enable William Hill (including via williamhill.com) to promote its services and products that we can offer to our Casino, Games, Sportsbook, Bingo and Poker customers. “
Henry Birch Chief Executive Officer of williamhill.com said “The deal with The FA is an excellent one for williamhill.com as it provides us with a strong platform for our brands and products both in the UK and internationally.”
Peter Daire, The FA’s Head of Sponsorship said “We are delighted to have William Hill on board. They have a strong track record in sports sponsorship and a considerable online and high street presence that will enable us to strengthen our communication platforms for England and The FA Cup. In return, William Hill will benefit from an association with two of the highest-profile football sponsorship properties in the world.”
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Writers note:
William Hill: William Hill is one of the UK’s leading betting and gaming companies and employs more than 15,000 people. Founded in 1934, it is the UK’s largest bookmaker by both revenue and number of licensed betting offices (LBO’s). The Group has over 2,350 LBO’s that provide betting opportunities on a wide range of sporting and non-sporting events and, in the UK, offer gaming machines. William Hill PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and generated net revenues of 1.07bn GBP in 2010.
williamhill.com: William Hill on line services were launched in 1998 and williamhill.com is currently the most profitable and successful online betting operation in the UK with over one million active online customer account holders. Our online business caters for all gambling and gaming customers, offering casino, poker, bingo, a range of skills games and sports betting.
In 2008 William Hill implemented two major developments to its online business: the launch of ‘Sportsbook’ with technology provider Orbis and a transformational deal with gaming software company ‘Playtech’ created our new online business William Hill online. This deal has made William Hill online one of the leading European online gaming and sports betting businesses.
William Hill offers the largest number of markets per match, on top-flight football. On top-flight football we offer over 180 concurrent markets on each individual match.
In 2011 William Hill offered betting on 30,705 matches, in 2012 it is aiming at 40,000 matches. With every single match offering 100 concurrent markets to bet on at kick off. This gives its customers 4 million reasons to be with William Hill. There are 100 in-play markets on every match across 575 different competitions.
*William Hill odds for the teams taking part in The FA Cup fourth round draw will be available after it has been concluded on Sunday January 8.
** William Hill recent major sponsorships include the following events in 2011.
The William Hill Grand Slam of Darts
The williamhill.com UK Snooker Championships
The William Hill King George VI at Kempton Park
The William Hill Greyhound Derby
Official betting partner for the Derby
The William Hill Ayr Gold Cup
The William Hill Scottish Cup (The sponsorship runs for three years from season 2011/12).

For further information please contact:
Richard Prescott, PR Director for William Hill 0208 918 3933/07715 808631
Graham Sharpe, Media Relations Director, 0208 918 3731/07803 233702
Tony Kenny, Head of International and Online 0208 918 3627/07714 138698
Joe Crilly, Press Officer 0208 918 3746/07850 518164

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You Bet These Kids Can Make It To The Top

YOU BET THESE YOUNGSTERS WILL MAKE IT INTO ENGLAND SENIOR TEAM

WITH England’s younger potential stars having been in international action recently, William Hill are offering punters the opportunity of betting on whether they will make it into the senior side at some stage, or fall by the wayside. ‘Football history is full of highly touted youngsters who didn’t train on, but maybe this generation will be different – and we certainly think Phil Jones (1/8), Chris Smalling (1/6) and Kyle Walker (1/5) have what it takes to make it at the highest level’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

To play for the England Men’s Senior England Football team:-

Ross Barkley 4/1 (1/7 no)
Frank Fielding 5/4 (4/7 no)
Ryan Bertrand 2/1 (4/11 no)
Kyle Walker 1/5 (10/3 no)
Danny Rose 1/ 2 (6/4 no)
Tom Cleverley 6/4 (1/2 no)
Conor Wickham 4/6 (11/10 no)
Phil Jones 1/8 (9/2 no)
Chris Smalling 1/6 (7/2 no)
Andre Wisdom 5/1 (1/9 no)
Conor Coady 3/1 (2/9 no)
Jonjo Shelvey 2/1 (4/11 no)
Scott Dann 4/5 (10/11 no)
Nathanial Chalobah 2/1 (4/11 no)
Josh McEacharan 2/5 (7/4 no)
Martin Kelly 1/8 (9/2no)
Jack Robinson 5/4 (4/7 no)
Raheem Stirling Evs (8/11 no)
Ravel Morrison 3/1 (2/9 no)
Hallam Hope 2/1 (4/11 no)
Harry Kane 11/10 (4/6 no)
Michael Ngoo 5/2 (2/7 no)

Singles, doubles, trebles etc acceped.
Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.

T: 020 8918 3731
M: 07803 233702
E: gsharpe@williamhill.co.uk
TWITTER- @sharpeangle

William Hill, Greenside House, 50 Station Road,
Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

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Arteta For England ? Si Senor !

ARTETA FOR ENGLAND? SI, SENOR!!?

William Hill offer 10/3 that Everton’s Arteta will be selected for an England squad before the end of Euro 2012 (1/5 that he will not). ‘If the England football team is to be selected in a similar way to the England cricket and rugby union teams, then Arteta might well have a chance of making it into the squad’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

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Backing for Wigan boss to be next out as:
MARTINEZ 11/8 TO FACE HARTLEPOOL HUMILIATION

WITH ROBERTO MARTINEZ backed from 5/2 to 6/5 favourite with William Hill to be the next Premier League boss to leave his job, he will be desperate for his Wigan side to avoid the humiliation of being dumped out of the Carling Cup by lowly Hartlepool – who are just 11/8 with Hills to inflict that fate on them.
‘Following their two dreadful drubbings so far in the League, Martinez may not survive a humiliating giant-killing act by Hartlepool’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

NEXT PREM BOSS OUT….6/5 Martinez; 4/1 Grant; 5/1 McLeish; 7 Holloway; Hughton; Mancini; 10 Di Matteo; 14 Bruce; 16 McCarthy.

90M PLAY – 13/5 Hartlepool; 5/2 draw; Wigan Evens….To Progress….11/8 Hartlepool; 8/15 Wigan.

TO WIN CARLING CUP….9/2 Chelsea; 6 Man C; Man U; 9 Arsenal; Liverpool; 10 Spurs; 12 Everton; Villa; 25 Birmingham; Fulham; Sunderland; 50 Wigan.

NON PREM TEAM TO WIN CARLING CUP…….11/1

NEXT PERMANENT VILLA BOSS….6/4 Bradley; 9/2 Sven; 11/2 MacDonald; 7 Klinsmann; 10 Koeman; Jol; 14 Brown; 16 McLeish; Southgate.

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CARROLL FOR ENGLAND? THAT’S ANDY

NEWCASTLE striker Andy Carroll is already being tipped for England honours, and William Hill are offering about the Geordies’ hero to play for his country during the current season. ‘Some pundits are already hailing the hirsute hit-man as the next Alan Shearer’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe, ‘And we think that as England’s current striking strength is hardly at an all time high, he must have every chance if he continues to play like he did against Villa.’
CARROLL HAS BEEN CUT FROM 66/1 TO 33/1 BY Hills TO BE TOP PREM SCORER THIS SEASON. Drogba is 9/4 favourite with Rooney and Torres 15/2; Anelka 11/1; Van Persie and Bent 12/1; Tevez 14/1; Walcott 25/1.

Andy Carroll Total League Goals

under 12
11/8

12-14
9/4

over 14
11/8

Andy Carroll League Total League Hattricks this season:

1
2/5

2
7/4

3
10/1

4 or more
50/1

**His 1 hattrick is included

Andy Carroll to make an England squad before end of season?

Yes 8/13

No 6/5

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CHELSEA 8/1 TO WIN NEXT SEVEN LEAGUE GAMES

ALREADY the only club to have won both of their opening games, Chelsea are 8/1 with Hills to win their next seven Prem games. ‘Chelsea have yet to be stretched this season and we give them a decent chance of winning their first nine games’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
When will Chelsea next fail to win?

Stoke (H)
5/1

West Ham (A)
5/2

Blackpool (H)
9/1

Man City (A)
11/8

Arsenal (H)
11/2

Aston Villa (A)
9/1

Wolves (H)
40/1

Win all of these games
8/1

*Games must be played in above order or bets void.

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YOU BET ‘SIXY’ SOCCER SET TO CONTINUE…….

William Hill are offering 7/2 that the Premier League record total of 1060 goals in 1999/2000 will be beaten this season, 1/6 that it will not – and 100/1 that the total is equalled.
With six goal hauls rapidly becoming the norm in the Premier League, Hills are offering 7/4 that Newcastle will manage to hit half a dozen or more again in the Premier League this season and 9/2 that ‘six’ will remain the highest amount of goals scored by any one team in any one Prem League game this season and 9/2 that at least one game will clock up a total of eleven goals in the Prem this season.
‘If you haven’t hit six this season you’re noone in the Premier League!’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe, ‘Punters are already climbing on the high score bandwagon and opting for big wins in the correct score market’

**Hills ARE 9/2 FOR ANY GAME TO END 6-0 IN NEXT ROUND OF PREM MATCHES.

Newcastle to score six again in a league game this season?
Yes 7/4
No 2/5

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Highest number of goals scored by one team in a Premier League match this season?

6…9/2
7…9/4
8…9/4
9….10/3
10 or more….5/1

Hills….Highest total aggregate goals scored in a Premier League games this season?
6…..16/1
7…..6/1
8……5/2
9…..2/1
10……11/4
11 or more….9/2

Any Premier League game to finish 6-0 in next round of matches? …..9/2

Another Premier League match to finish with no corners this season………33/1

Further information…….graham sharpe….0208 918 3731

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John Terry 10/1 To Resign As England Skipper

10/1 John Terry to resign as England skipper:
TERRY ODDS ON TO RETAIN ENGLAND CAPTAINCY

DESPITE yet another high profile tabloid scandal enveloping the England football team captain, bookmakers William Hill believe John Terry will still be skipper of his country when the 2010 World Cup kicks off – and make him a 4/11 chance to start the opening game against USA wearing the captain’s armband. Hills offer 10/1 that Terry will resign the captaincy before Chelsea kick off their forthcoming midweek game against Hull.
‘Even the most accident-prone politician might find it difficult to survive the sort of stories Terry has been involved in recently, but football seems to have a moral code all of its own and the chances are that Terry will avoid being stripped of the captaincy’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

**WHO WILL SKIPPER ENGLAND V USA?…..4/11 Terry; 11/4 Gerrard; 16/1 David Beckham; Rio Ferdinand; Wayne Rooney.(Others on request)
Hills OFFER 1/3 THAT TERRY WILL STILL BE A CHELSE PLAYER ON THE FIRST DAY OF NEXT SEASON, 9/4 THAT HE WILL NOT.

Further information……graham sharpe……..0780 3233702

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