Update for India: As of December 2013, William Hill no longer accepts Indian customers. India has been added to their list of restricted countries. We hope they return in the future. We recommend Indians join Bet365.com. See our full review here.
William Hill is one the largest online gambling websites with over 15,000 employees and 1 million active customers each month; they are also publicly traded on the London Stock exchange. Whilst best known for sports betting, their online website williamhill.com has two casinos; I’ll explain the reason for two casinos in a moment. The important point to address first: William Hill was very popular in India. Even though Indians needed to play in pounds or euros, they could still register using your Indian home address and get paid winnings to your Indian bank account.
How to Deposit at William Hill
The best options to deposit are Neteller and Skrill. When you use either option you can keep money stored in rupee and they’ll covert for you when you make a deposit. When you want to cash out you can have money sent right to your local bank account in pounds or euros and your bank will automatically convert the money to rupee; or, if you prefer, you can have withdrawals sent to Neteller or Skrill account. With that now covered let’s look at William Hill’s two casino options.
William Hill Casinos
The casinos offered at William Hill are as follows:
1. William Hill Vegas – this version of their casino was launched in 2008 when they moved away from Cryptologic. It features live dealer games powered by Evolution Gaming’s live dealer platform. This means you can play roulette, baccarat and blackjack with an attractive female dealer actually dealing the cards in front of a webcam for you to see. On top of the live games they also have 64 slot machines including classic such as Fruit Machines and Pharaoh Treasure, Sports themes such as World Cup, and over a dozen jackpot games.
2. Casino William Hill – is their newest online casino which is powered by Playtech in a joint venture with William Hill Online. This company is owned 71% by William Hill Plc and 29% by Playtech. This version gives William Hill a second live casino which features European Roulette, French Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and Casino Holdem. Here you’ll find more modern slots, for example Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, Kong and Pink Panther. You’ll also find dozens of video poker options, scratch cards, Caribbean Stud, Craps and much more.
No matter which casino you choose there are plenty of gaming opportunities, and both are owned by William Hill, licensed by the Gibraltar Regulator Authority (Gambling Commission), and audited by Technical Systems Testing (TST). The only major differences are williamhill.com has more modern games and larger bonuses. Let’s take a look at this casino bonus offer.
William Hill Casino Bonus
William Hill offers Indians a 100% up to £150 initial deposit match. That’s over 10,000 free; though you’ll need to deposit the same to claim it. To claim this bonus register an account at williamhill.com, make your first deposit and then log back in and click “claim bonus”. In order to cash out you’ll need to wager your deposit plus bonus 20 times at slots, or 80 times in other games. While time consuming we have a roulette strategy you might consider.
Beating the William Hill Casino Bonus
French Roulette has one the lowest house advantages in the casino (1.35%). Be sure to make absolutely certain if you attempt our bonus clearing system you do it at “French Roulette” and NOT “European Roulette” NOR “American Roulette”. In French Roulette the wheel has one only zero and when the zero is spun, outside bettors lose only half their wager; this is called the La Partage rule
If you deposited £150 you now have £300 in your account to play with (the £150 deposited + £150 bonus). If you choose to clear this bonus at French roulette, you’ll need to wager £24,000 prior to cash out. While that might sound impossible, once you start playing you’ll find it isn’t as difficult as it sounds. With our system this takes 8-12 hours to clear the full bonus but there is a decent chance you’ll actually win.
The system we’re using is called Labouchere Betting, which is a roulette strategy that’s been around over 50 years, and has proven the most effective method for beating 100% deposit bonuses. To do this you’ll want a £300 bankroll, which is perfect because that’s what you’re starting with if you’ve taken the maximum William Hill casino bonus.
The Roulette System
We always bet on 50/50 wagers. This means Red or Black; 1-18 or 19-36; Odds or Evens – that’s six wagering opportunities; each time you’re going to pick only one of those. You can change it up however you’d like as long as each spin you are making ONLY a single 50/50 bet.
The key to our system is how much you bet each spin. To follow this you’ll need a large piece of paper and a pen. On this paper write down:
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4
For every bet you make “add together the first number and the last number” and bet that amount. Our first bet is £5 (4+1). Each time you win a bet: cross the first and last numbers off the list (draw a line through those numbers and don’t use them again). If you lose: leave the numbers alone and add the amount you just lost to the end of the list.
Example if we lose the first bet our list now reads:
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5
Our next bet would be £6 (5+1). We always bet the sum of the first and last number on the list. If our bet wins we’ll cross those first and last numbers out so our list reads:
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5
Our next bet would be £5 (4+1), if it loses we add the 5 to the end so our list now reads
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5
We keep going until we’ve crossed all the numbers off the list. The reason this system works well with bonuses is because we’re starting with good odds the 100% bonus gives us, and then we only need to win 1/3 of our wagers to complete the system. Once you’ve crossed out all the numbers get out a calculator and add up the total amount you’ve wagered (be sure when crossing out the numbers you only cross them out with a single line so you can still read them) you can use this to keep track of how close you are to clearing the bonus. Using this system you’ll have a good chance to both win money and meet the rollover the William Hill casino bonus requires.
Please keep in mind this system is not guaranteed, some players do lose their full £150 deposit. We have however had many players we taught this system win £500-£1000. If you’re not much of a roulette fan then try the bonus at slots where you’ll only need to wager £6,000 prior to cashing out.
Finally the best news of all, William Hill offers up to £3500 in additional bonuses and a VIP comp program, you can find full details of this at williamhill.com.