William Hill is a trustworthy sports betting operator with a reputation for offering a high-quality user experience, competitive odds and great bonuses. The business was founded in London all the way back in 1934 and eventually became the largest bookmaker in the UK. William Hill also built up a market leading position in Nevada before expanding into Colorado, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
In 2021, William Hill launched its popular online sportsbook app and betting site in Virginia, with a large risk-free bet bonus designed to attract new customers. Caesars Entertainment then completed its $4 billion purchase of William Hill. The William Hill sportsbook in Virginia has now been rebranded as Caesars Sportsbook, but it can still be accessed via williamhill.com/us/va and it still uses the William Hill technology, odds and features. Read on to learn more about the sports betting experience you can enjoy at William Hill.
|+ An impeccable reputation for trustworthiness||X Same game parlays unavailable on some sports|
|+ User-friendly app and desktop site||X Can be a little slow to release bonus funds|
|+ Large risk-free bet bonus||X|
William Hill’s welcome bonus offer for new customers in 2021 includes a risk free bet up to $500. This promotion will be valid through July 31, 2021 and requires a $5 initial minimum deposit. Enter William Hill promo code “VFBETRF” enter before confirming deposit to activate the welcome bonus.
The promotion rules are simple: Customers receive the amount bet on their first wager up to $500 in free bets if the wager loses. If the wager wins, customers keep the winnings of their first bet as real money in their bankroll. Customers have seven days from creating their account to play the risk free bet, and bonus funds may take up to three days to appear in your account.
|Free Bet Offer||Up to $500|
|Total Bonus||Up to $500|
William Hill offers a broad range of deposit options in Virginia. You can use a credit card or debit card provided by Visa, MasterCard or Discover. If you would prefer to use an e-wallet, William Hill accepts PayPal and Skrill.
Alternative William Hill payment methods include online bank transfer, PayNearMe, an ACH e-check, a Play+ prepaid card, a wire transfer or cash at a William Hill/Caesars land based casino and sportsbook. All these payment methods remain in place after the Caesars takeover. The minimum deposit is $20, and the maximum varies according to the option you select.
All deposits are free and instant. Withdrawals are also free, but the payout speeds depend upon the method you choose. It takes up to 72 hours for payout requests to be approved, but your withdrawal request should be processed much quicker than that. You will then receive your funds almost immediately via a Play+ card or PayPal, but an ACH e-check or wire transfer withdrawal can take a few business days, depending upon which bank you are with. You can get paid out quickly at the kiosk if you visit a retail sportsbook owned by Caesars.
The Caesars by William Hill Sportsbook in Virginia covers football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, tennis, golf, MMA/UFC, boxing and auto racing in exceptional depth. It does not cover worldwide basketball and hockey leagues, but the range of betting options available on the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, NCAAF and NCAAB is huge.
You will find a wide range of prop bets, including some intriguing player props, plus alternative totals and spreads. The sportsbook allows you to compile same game parlays on the bet slip for some sports. You can also browse a wealth of futures betting options, and the in-play section is very thorough.
William Hill also covers lots of slightly more niche sports. Fans of Australian Rules, beach volleyball, cricket, cycling, handball, lacrosse, rugby league, rugby union, snooker, table tennis, volleyball and water polo will find plenty of betting options, and the sportsbook also provides comprehensive coverage of events like the Olympic Games.
William Hill does not provide the sort of sportsbook contests that you will often find at rivals like DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook. However, Caesars chief executive Tom Reeg has promised to invest a lot more money in promotions after purchasing William Hill, and that could include contests at some point. Right now, it does offer a broad range of exciting ongoing promotions for existing customers, including free bets and profit boosts, and you can also join a very lucrative rewards program.
William Hill provides a cutting-edge online sportsbook powered by Scientific Games’ highly-rated OpenSports engine. It offers a very clean and easy to navigate interface, but it is also rich with features:
You can enjoy in-play wagering on thousands of sporting events each week at the Caesars by William Hill online sportsbook. It covers every NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL game, plus an abundance of soccer matches and events taking place in a variety of other sports. You will typically find dozens of live betting options on each game, and you can often stream the action live while choosing your bets.
This allows you to exit your bet early. You can choose to cash out if you think your team will struggle in the closing stages of the game. It provides a tantalizing opportunity to lock in a profit or cut your losses, essentially handing you a greater degree of control over your bets.
William Hill offers an impressive array of odds boosts daily. You can click on the “Boosts” option at the left of the homepage or on the dropdown menu of the mobile app to see a list of current boosts. They are generally linked to NFL, NCAAF, NBA, NCAAB, MLB, NHL and soccer games, but you can also find odds boosts on UFC, NASCAR, IndyCar and other sports. The maximum bet at the boosted odds is +100.
William Hill offers same game parlays. Customers can click on the game they wish to wager, select more than one bet from that game and enter their wager amount in the parlay box that populates on the bet slip. Combos are plentiful in same-game parlays, like moneyline, player props and game props, and much more. Not all combos that players choose will qualify for a same-game parlay. If this is the case, the bet slip will state such.
William Hill’s sportsbook presents a smooth layout on desktop that’s appealing to the eyes. It has simple navigation. League options are presented down the left side with betting options expansive in the center and your betslip on the right side of the screen.
You can toggle from betslip to open bets without leaving the main screen once you make a wager. The promotions tab is nestled in the top-left corner under the William Hill brand name. Other dropdown tabs such as the search bar, odds format, sportsbook state, support and Responsible Gaming are neatly spaced across the top of the screen. You can change the odds format to your preferred method (American, decimal, fractional).
If you have a wager in your betslip, the betslip doesn’t move down the page with you if you scroll. This is somewhat of an inconvenience if you add another bet to your slip after you’ve scrolled down the page, because it won’t appear until you get back to the top. William Hill offsets this by providing a “back to top” button at the bottom of pages. The site also shows a live chat option but that gets referred to email communication.
The William Hill app is similar to the desktop interface, which makes it simple to navigate. Betslip option shows at bottom of the screen as you populate it. Mobile app is available on iOS and Android and it rarely glitches.
To create your account on the William Hill mobile app, select “REGISTER.” Next, new customers are prompted for information to verify identity:First page
William Hill’s desktop signup is simpler. Enter your email address, confirm the checkboxes and submit. Your William Hill bonus will automatically be applied to your account.
William Hill customers can now join the popular Caesars Rewards loyalty program. It will give you a Rewards Credit for every $5 you wager on a sporting event, up to a maximum of 10 per wager. You can then redeem your loyalty points for free bets and other rewards at Caesars casinos across the country, including meals, spa treatments and hotel stays. You can climb up through various loyalty tiers, earning greater rewards as you reach higher tiers.
The Commonwealth of Virginia states it’s committed to ensuring sports betting is offered in a safe, fun and entertaining way.
Should betting venture outside these parameters, William Hill provides a helpline and referral service for those who feel they may have a gambling problem. Players can also reach out to the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling. It’s confidential and it has a toll-free helpline at 1-888-532-3500.
The Virginia Lottery also has developed a self-help program for people who wish to voluntarily exclude themselves from gambling completely. William Hill has an entire page dedicated to Responsible Gaming within their sportsbook where more in-depth information can be found.
We highly recommend signing up for an account with this Virginia online gambling operator. William Hill spent years building one of the world’s greatest online sports betting platforms. It covers a large range of sports in excellent detail, and generally provides above average odds. The 24/7 customer service is outstanding, deposits are convenient, payouts are reliable, the betting limits are very high, the user experience is superb, and the mobile app has garnered lots of positive user reviews.
One drawback was a dearth of bonuses, but that has all changed since the Caesars takeover. It now offers the largest welcome bonus in Virginia, along with a broad array of ongoing promotions and a great loyalty program. It is not perfect – sometimes payouts are a little slow to be processed, it needs to broaden its same game parlay offering and it lacks a stats hub – but those are very minor complaints.
Overall, this is one of the best online sportsbooks in the world, and it should appeal to beginners, seasoned bettors and everyone in between.
Yes. You can use William Hill in Virginia as of February 2021, when the sportsbook launched. Residents and visitors can create an account and play on the Virginia William Hill sportsbook app within state lines.
Yes, William Hill is legal in Virginia. The online sports betting site is licensed and regulated in Virginia by the state lottery as a sports-betting permit holder and launched in February 2021.
You have to be 21 or older to bet on William Hill in Virginia.
Yes. You need to report winnings on your taxes. When you win, William Hill will issue you a Form W-2G, if the win is large enough. This information is accessible in My Account/Account Settings/Tax Reported Prizes (located in “History” section).
Yes, you can bet on college sports using William Hill, but Virginia prohibits wagers on games involving in-state colleges. Live betting and player props across all collegiate games also are prohibited by the state of Virginia.
Yes. You can access William Hill outside of Virginia. If you have established a William Hill account and are in a state that regulates William Hill, you can switch to that state within the desktop or William Hill mobile app.
You can contact William Hill through the support tab on sportsbook homepage. Options are live chat, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 855-754-1200 and through the “online help” selection.
Mario Sanelli writes about sports betting and casinos for VirginiaIsForBettors.com. He previously was the editorial assistant and a general-assignment reporter at The Denver Post for five years after serving as chief editor of The Metropolitan at MSU Denver. Mario was a NFL and college football insider with Mile High Sports for six years.