William Hill, the leading London-based bookmaker, has announced that the Nevada Gaming Control Board had voted unanimously to recommend that the group be approved for licensing at a recent hearing that took place in Carson City.
William Hill was first questioned about Playtech’s founder, Teddy Sagi, who served time in jail for fraud and bribery in 1996 as the companies have endured a rocky relationship of late. The group was also grilled on fund protection and safeguards for problem gambling.
A final phase of licensing which is due to take place on Thursday, 21st June will see William Hill and its executives appearing before the Nevada Gaming Commission to discuss the group’s application and to obtain the final decision from the Nevada Gaming Commission.
William Hill had made an initial entry into Nevada during the spring of 2011 when agreements were signed for the purchase of Brandywine Bookmaking LLC, American Wagering incorporated and Club Cal Neva.
Chief Executive for William Hill, Ralph Topping, commented “We are extremely pleased to have the Nevada Gaming Board’s recommendation for licensing. We now look forward to our hearing with the Gaming Commission. Nevada regulators have been extremely fair and detailed in their assessment of our entry into the state and we are grateful for their decision.”