WilliamHill is one of the most well-known and trusted brand names in sports betting today. They’ve been around on the high-street since the 1930’s and have developed into one of the most trusted names in the industry. It has more than 1,400 betting shops and over 320,000 telephone customers which mean it leads the industry in telephone betting. They’ve now taken this high street success and followed into the online sports betting market with great success.
Free sport betting with WilliamHill has to be first choice for any-one trying on-line betting for the first time. I’ve already mentioned their positioning as a trusted name in the industry, and they are one of Britain’s most reliable on-line bookmakers as they are licensed under IBAS which is the Independent Betting Arbitration Service, and this means you can trust them to deliver on what they say.
In terms of what the site offers there is an industry standard free sporting bet of £25, and it couldn’t be easier to use. Go to the site and you’ll find it really straight forward to take advantage. WilliamHill have made everything simple, the designers haven’t spent all their time making the site flashy or modern, it’s just pure functionality – and to me this is superb. Everything is made easy, from opening the account, making deposits, navigating the different sports pages, placing bets, right through to making withdrawals, but should you have any problems along the way there are on-line tutorials, on-line help contacts and a telephone service if you prefer.
There is the opportunity to use a bet calculator, it has radio feeds which is great for horseracing, and live scores for your football cricket and rugby sports betting. Superforms are also featured for all the up to date horse racing forms; this is great as you can do all your prep there on the site without flicking between other sites to get your pre-race stats.
Deposits can be made by any credit or debit card, and this again can be done on-line, or in the very unlikely event you’re having difficulty then over the phone. Un-like a lot of other sites which drive me mad, WilliamHill do not charge for debit of credit card deposits or withdrawals, so you’re not paying to use or take back your own money!
The sportsbook is comprehensive; Football, rugby, horseracing, boxing, athletics, cricket and just about any other sport you can think of from the UK. Plus Majorleague soccer, ice hockey, NFL, Basketball and any other sport you can think of from the US. On top of this it represents various other sports from various other countries around the world.
The only thing the site is lacking compared to some of the more contemporary ones is possibly the lack of specials markets. If you compare it to some other sites it is a little lazy, for example Betfair which has loads of unusual bets on offer gives a lot more variety.
In summary, this is a well-established trusted site which I would recommend to any-one – novice or pro. Its main feature is it’s easy to use, it offers a free introductory bet which you’d expect in the industry but again they make it really simple for the customer. It has a sportsbook with good variety so whatever your interest you’re likely find what you’re looking for. The site also offers a good customer service network, and will make you feel relaxed and comfortable in your sports betting.