William Hill Sportsbook Review

For us, William Hill will always be one of the granddads of the betting industry. They were formed in 1934 which puts them as one of the oldest bookmakers in the world. It’s quite remarkable to read up on their history, and whilst we won’t include the whole story here, we will say that they have come from humble beginning into now what can only be described as a betting powerhouse.

The glory days of darts are definitely upon us. More players are playing the game than ever before and as a result, more people are watching it on TV. One of the main reasons as to the progression of the sport has to come down to large corporations sponsoring events and putting prize money together. William Hill is one of these companies and as a result, we firmly believe that they are one of the reasons as to why our beautiful game has blossomed like it has over the last decade or so.


William Hill has been at the forefront of the free bet promotions and they are easily one of the easiest to deal with in terms of claiming your free bet. By opening a new account today you will instantly become eligible to claim a free bet worth £25.

Your free bet is a 100% match on the first bet you place when opening a new account. This can range between £5 and £25, but bear in mind you are able to deposit more than the £25 if you wish, although the maximum free bet amount will be as mentioned.

A qualifying bet must be placed at odds of 1.2 (1/5) or greater and within 7 days of opening your account. Once your free bet is credited to your account, it’s worth noting that when you wager with this bet, your stake will not be returned (i.e. the free bet) with any winnings you make.

‘All about darts’

You are going to be delighted to hear that the darts coverage on William Hill is one of the best in the business. To be honest, we didn’t really expect an awful lot less due to their continued coverage and promotion of the sport. Nonetheless, it’s always good to head into a bookmaker review such as this with an open mind and to see exactly what’s on offer.

A feature of their darts section that we loved is the fact that they include a live betting section for their games. We are always on the lookout for things that separate a bookmaker from their competitors, and whilst live betting certainly isn’t a new entity by any means, for darts it’s something that many overlook.

For those of you that would rather avoid the live markets, then obviously they include pre-match betting as well. We have to point out at this time that the markets on offer from William Hill are simply superb. Just a few include match result and both players to score four legs, handicap betting, match trebles, correct scores, double chance, nine dart finishes, checkouts, averages, outrights, legs, 180’s and a ton more. Honestly, this is the most comprehensive we have come across, in terms of depth at least.

A market we haven’t mentioned above is that of the Darts Stats Zone. This is actually new to William Hill in 2014 and includes bets that are based around a series of stats. A typical bet might include something like Phil Taylor to win with a 100+ 3 dart average and 4+ 180s at 4/1. Underneath the bet will be stats that back up why this could be good value from previous games they have played or even past match-ups. This is definitely innovative and almost certainly something that no other bookmaker offers for darts markets.

Other markets

It’s probably going to come as very little surprise to hear that William Hill have a staggering range of sports and markets on offer. You don’t get to be one of the top bookmakers in the world with over 80 years within an industry by offering a sub-standard product.

Your favourites are all on offer such as football, cricket, rugby, golf, tennis, horse racing and all your American sports. On top of that they include the more niche markets such as cycling, Australian rules, GAA football, GAA hurling, handball and even politics. If you can’t find a market that suits your needs from that bunch, then you are in the wrong game!

Our Verdict of William Hill

We always enjoy looking out for new bookmakers that are willing to promote the game of darts. Whilst William Hill are far from new and a company that we actually know very well, looking over their darts section has been an absolute pleasure.

In fact, the most pleasing thing is their willingness to promote a huge range of markets and tournaments from around the world. Diversity is everything for us when it comes to sports betting and having a wide range of markets to choose from is only going to draw us in even further.

Are they the best for darts betting? Well it’s often tough to say as we think that choosing your sports book is a very personal choice. Whilst one thing will suit one person, it may not suit another. We are never going to say that you have to use a certain bookmaker- that’s why we include several reviews on the site – but we will say that William Hill has to be somewhere you at least check out and you have our guarantee that they will be a bookmaker that won’t disappoint when it comes to darts.

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