William Hill Poker

  • Not open to US players

Why Play at William Hill Poker?

  • Incredibly loose games and players
  • $16m+ guaranteed on network every month and weekly $200k GTD events
  • Great tournament traffic and sit-and-go selection

William Hill Poker

Overall Rating
  • Not open to US players

Why Play at William Hill Poker?

  • Incredibly loose games and players
  • $16m+ guaranteed on network every month and weekly $200k GTD events
  • Great tournament traffic and sit-and-go selection

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Score

Software & Graphics
8
Ring Game Traffic
7
Tournament Traffic
9
Rake
7
Soft Competition
9
Game Variety
8
Sign-Up Bonus
9
Loyalty Bonus
9
Promotions
9
Support
9
Financial Security
9
Deposit & Withdrawal
9

Game Selection / Volume

Cash Game
10,000
Player Volume Peak
65,000
Tournament Volume
55,000
7 Card Stud Hi
60
Omaha Hi-Lo
100
5 Card Stud
30
Omaha Hi
250
7 Card Stud
60
Limit Texas Hold'em
2,500
Omaha
350
Heads-Up Poker
300
Tournaments
55,000
Texas Holdem
10,000
No-limit Texas Hold'em
7,500

Support Quality

24/7 Support
Yes
Web site FAQ
Yes
Support Features
Phone, e-mail, fax, chat
E-Mail Confirmation
Yes
Speed
Fast
Knowledge
Very good
Friendliness
95%
NETeller Payout Time
24 Hours
Withdrawal Smoothness
95%

Support

Support is very friendly and responsive. The live chat function gives almost instantaneous access to help with any questions you might have. E-mail, phone and fax are also available.

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Full Review

William Hill Poker is one of the oldest and largest bookmakers in the U.K. Now part of the booming iPoker network, traffic and promotions at William Hill are first rate and a massive $16 million in prize money is guaranteed every month on the network.

Given its U.K. origins, William Hill Poker is a popular poker room for British players (and European players in general), making the busiest traffic time around European peak hours.

Because of the prominent sportsbook and the tendency for the punters to drift over to the poker room for a few hands, the Will Hill tables are usually filled with wild and loose players. Play in general is considered pretty loose with tons of easy games, particularly at the micro stakes. 

The software is solid and the lobby got a well-deserved makeover recently, giving it a cleaner look and making finding tournaments easier. Multi-currency deposit and play is also available, as is a wide range of games and sit-and-gos.

Games offered are Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven-Card Stud, Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo and Five-Card Stud. William Hill Poker also spreads high-stakes blackjack, casino games and sports betting.

Recently William Hill Poker raised its profile even higher by announcing a new partnership with The Football Association to become an Official Supporter of England's national football team until at least 2014.

Real-money player statistics as of October 2014 show 10000 ring-game players at peak hours and 55000 tournament players at peak hours.

Reviewed by: Pokerlistings

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Bonus Code and Promotions

Sign up through a PL.com link and get a $2,000

At 200%

William Hill Poker offers a 2000 sign-up bonus at 200% deposit match for all players.

Exclusive William Hill Poker bonus code for PokerListings players: PL600EN

Bonus Payout: Bonuses are cleared $10 at a time with 700 WH Points needed for each $10. That equals about 235 hands of ring-game poker where the rake taken is $1 or about 35 tournaments where the fee is $1. Note that at William Hill only hands that see a flop at a cash table are raked.

Loyalty Program

William Hill Poker offers a multi-tiered VIP club with increasing benefits as you gain WH points. You gain entries to freerolls, get cash back, get access to the Loyalty Shop, and for the very top levels you get live sponsorships and can play in $10k freerolls.

William Hill Poker awards WH Points in every raked hand and every real-money tournament. In cash games, anywhere from 0.5 to 16 points can be earned per hand depending on the total rake. 5¢-20¢ in rake earns 0.5 points; 25¢-50¢ earns 1.25 points and so on. For tournaments the general rule is 20 points per $1 in fees.

William Hill also offers an unusual bad beat bonus where any player that has a hand of quad jacks or better beaten can email support and receive a credit of $150. The secret is that it's not automatic, so remember to fire an e-mail to support as you are sobbing or cursing your bad beat - you might need that $150 for a new keyboard.

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Bonus Details

Max Bonus $2,000
Regular Bonus $1000
Match Bonus 100%
Refer a Friend Bonus $50

Tournaments and Freerolls

William Hill Poker offers a massive amount of guaranteed tournaments with prize pools from £400 all the way up to the Sunday $250k. Other big tournaments are the Friday $150k guaranteed $100 rebuy and the Saturday $50k guaranteed.

Besides the guaranteeds, William Hill Poker also usually offer plenty of qualifiers at all levels for big live and online poker events like the World Series of Poker and the European Poker Tour. Overlays don't seem to be common though. Fields are typically around 800+ for the daily low stakes tournaments, and more like 100ish for the high-stakes ones.

William Hill Poker does run quite a few free tournaments, with freerolls very well-visited and play extremely loose. Most are multi-table Texas Hold'em events and typically have small prize pools. All new players can play the daily beginners $50 and $100 freerolls for the first three months after signing up and there are also weekly $2,000 and $3,000 freerolls you can enter with 2,000 and 3,000 William Hill points.

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Software and Graphics

The William Hill Poker software offers pretty much all the functionality players are used to in online poker, meaning it runs fast and smooth with good playability. The latest update of the software added several new features like auto-top up, a quick seat option, hand-for-hand near the bubble in tournaments and a buddy list for online friends.

The tournament lobby is vastly improved from William Hill's early days. Note-taking at the table also works better than a lot of other poker sites by having the input window by the player on the table, which works nicely. Hand histories are very easy to work with in the built-in interface, though the ones received by request tend to be a little harder to analyze.

The graphics aren't the best in the industry, with somewhat crude 3D graphics and just 10 different options for avatars. That being said, the animations and sounds are all good with plenty of customization options. All in all, it's not a world-beater software-wise but more than adequate for the average player.

For a direct and free William Hill Poker download, click on the download link above.

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Soft Competition

Play at most tables at William Hill Poker is pretty soft with the natural exceptions that come with playing on a large network - sometimes you just find a super tough table at any limit. Most traffic is in the No-Limit Texas Hold'em games and viewed-flop percentages tend to be in the 30s or 40s, meaning a lot of players going to the flop with little more than a hope and a prayer.

This is great for players who know even a little bit about Hold’em and playing in position. Players can sometimes even find full tables with pre-flop percentages all the way in the 50s, so it can be very easy for skilled players to clean up.

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Supported Devices

Hits and Misses

Hits

  • Very good interface for finding bigger buy-in tournament satellites
  • Some of the juiciest games in the world
  • Massive amount of guaranteed tournaments
  • Reliable software with smooth game play

Misses

  • Not the best graphics in the world
  • Doesn't accept U.S. players
  • Still building a player base outside U.K.

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Info

Name
William Hill Poker
Web site
www.williamhillpoker.com
Established
2002
Country
Gibraltar
Auditor
Network
iPoker
License
Size
11.9 MB
E-Mail
support@williamhillpoker.com
Telephone
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Deposit & Withdrawal

Deposit Options: VISA, MasterCard, Neteller, ClickandBuy, Skrill (formerly Moneybookers), Click2Pay, Paysafe card, ukash, Bank transfer, POLI, Maestro, Laser, Dankort, PayPal, iDEAL, Western Union, Przelewy24, eNets, Nordea, WebMoney, UseMyBank, EntroPay, wire transfer and bank draft, plus some local payment options.

Withdrawal Options: VISA, Neteller, Diners Club, MasterCard, Maestro, Electron, Solo, Laser, ClickandBuy, Skrill (formerly Moneybookers), Click2Pay, EntroPay, wire transfer, bank draft and personal check.

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