William Hill Review
About William Hill
William Hill’s poker room uses brand new software and offers a range of freerolls, promotions and bonuses for new players. The William Hill brand was started in 1934 which makes it more than 65 years old today. Throughout this time, William Hill had raised the bar of standards in terms of excellent customer service, bespoke user-friendly software and a solid range of games.
William Hill Online was launched in 2008, and in addition to an online poker room offers a casino, sports betting, bingo and games section. If you get tired of playing poker then you can skip over to different services provided by William Hill site at the click of a button.
About the Poker Software and Client
William Hill updated their poker software earlier this year (2011) in order to update a few things and instigate some more features. One of the best things that European players will find useful is the ability to change the table stakes of games in the lobby into either $/£ or Euro format. This means that you can play games and table stakes using the currency of your original deposit, rather than having to convert your money every time you sit down at a game.
The Favourites menu button at the top of the screen lets you find poker players, add players to your “buddy list”, and see your upcoming tournaments. This is all incredibly useful if you’re keeping an eye out for your friends!
The lobby menu lets you filter between cash games, sit n gos and multi-table tournaments. When you check the cash game lobby you can also see the table stakes, number of players, average pot size, P/F% and average number of hands per hour.
Other table features and options include the ability to automatically re-fill your chip stack in cash games when your chip stack runs down (e.g. 50% of your buy-in), select a certain seating position or the automatic “find a seat” menu.
Overall traffic is impressive, with more a 7-day average of more than 4,400 players and a total peak of 7,430. The poker site actually runs on the iPoker network which has been one of the fastest growing networks this month (now the third largest in the world).
New Player Welcome Bonuses and Promotions
All new players that download and make a deposit at William Hill’s poker room will receive a 100% up to $600 bonus. The bonus dollars are released in increments of $5 for every 350 WH Points earned, and the bonus has an expiry date of 30 days from the time that you deposit.
New Depositors will also get to play in $5,000 worth of exclusive freeroll tournaments. This includes 4 free tickets to the weekly $1,000 new depositor’s freeroll and one ticket to the new depositors freeroll final. Non-depositing players will still get to play in $50 and $100 daily freerolls.
Other interesting promotions at William Hill include guaranteed $50,000 jackpot sit n gos, $50k, $100k, $250k and $1 million multi-table tournaments, Summer Breeze Freerolls, and satellites to the 2011 Irish Poker Open and WSOP.
Range of Cash Games, SNGs and Multi-Table Tournaments
William Hill boasts a strong very range of cash games, SNGs and MTTs. Cash games start from $0.01/$0.02 all the way up to $500/$1,000, while you can play in SNGs starting from just $1 a pop.
The total range of SNGs that you can play here includes regular sit n gos with 100 starting stacks, turbos (4 minute blind levels), super turbos (3 minute blinds), deep stack (200 chips), heads up, double ups and triple up games.
The biggest tournament here is the $500+35 buy-in $1 million guaranteed which is run one a month. Other than that, you can play high roller games throughout the week with a $500 buy-in, the $50k, $100k and $250k games, or other re-buy and freezeout tournaments in the scheduled lobby.