Disclaimer: William Hill Online Sportsbook is not yet live in Pennsylvania. This review is speculative based on what we expect and will be updated once the sportsbook launches in-state.
William Hill has opened a retail sportsbook at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack and launched the William Hill Sportsbook app throughout Pennsylvania. With this debut in the Keystone State, one of the biggest names in sports betting now has sportsbooks in 14 states.
On this page, we go over signing up and depositing money at William Hill, the promos you can expect and wagers you can place, the sportsbook’s app and more. Let’s jump right in with William Hill’s welcome bonus for new users in Pennsylvania: a risk-free bet up to $500.
William Hill Sportsbook welcome bonus
As a new William Hill user, use the promo code LEGALRF during the sign-up process. After you do that, all you need to do is make your first real money deposit within seven days, and then your first bet will be risk-free up to $500.
If that first bet loses, you’ll receive a free bet in the amount you lost, up to the aforementioned $500. You then have seven days from receiving the free bet before it expires. So makes sure you use it and don’t lose it!
If your first bet at William Hill Pennsylvania wins, then you don’t receive the bonus. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though, because it means you’ll have won your first bet, so your bankroll will be in black numbers right from the start!
William Hill Sportsbook promo code 2021
|Online Sportsbook||William Hill Sportsbook PA|
|Bonus offer||Risk-free first bet, max of $500|
|Online since||2021 in PA|
|Last verified:||May 2021|
William Hill Sportsbook promotions
William Hill’s welcome bonus is just the beginning of the promotions you’ll find. What sets the sportsbook apart is that the vast majority of those promos are different from what you’ll find at other sportsbooks in Pennsylvania.
Many sportsbooks offers promos that are pretty basic (bet on this, if you lose get a refund; or receive a profit boost of 50% for NFL games his weekend), but at William Hill, that’s simply not the case.
William Hill’s promotions usually are tied to how the team you bet on performs during a game, and in order to receive the promotion, your bet needs to win. For example, during the NFL playoffs, bettors who placed a $75+ spread bet would receive a free bet that was determined by the stats the top wide receiver from their team tallied in the game. And if your bet lost, then you did not get a free bet.
William Hill also has started adding promotions that require smaller bets, which is a plus in our opinion. When the puck dropped on the NHL season, for example, all it took was a $5 moneyline wager to be able to see your winnings double.
And don’t worry, the sportsbook also offers daily odds boosts. And one of the best parts about these odds boosts is that most of them allow max bets of $100, whereas most other online books cap their odds boosts wagers at $50.
So it’s safe to say William Hill has promotions that are great for high rollers and more conservative players alike. Just make sure you’re checking the app daily because sometimes that’s all the notice you get to take advantage of some of the bonus offers.
Is William Hill legal in Pennsylvania?
Yes, William Hill’s sportsbook is licensed and regulated in Pennsylvania, making it not only legal, but safe, as well. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board oversees gambling in the state, and granted William Hill its sports betting license.
In order to bet at William Hill, you must be 21 or older, and when betting online in PA you need to have geolocation software activated on your computer, tablet or phone so that the system can verify you are making your wagers from somewhere within the state.
Also note that while you can bet on Pennsylvania college teams in the state, you cannot bet on non-sports events like the Grammys or Oscars, and this also includes amateur drafts such as the NBA and NFL drafts.
How to sign up at William Hill in PA
To create a new account, head to either the William Hill app or website and then follow these steps:
- Click “register” in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Input your name, date of birth, email address and phone number.
- On the next page, create a password, choose a pair of security questions and provide answers to them. Then enter the final four digits of your Social Security number and add your home address. Be sure to enter the promo code to receive a risk-free bet.
- Lastly, check the four boxes and then hit “submit.” The boxes are confirming you’ve read the terms and conditions, that you’re 21 or older and that the info you have supplied is accurate.
From start to finish, the registration process will take only a couple of minutes, max. All you need to do now is make your first deposit and then you can get to betting.
William Hill Sportsbook app
If you don’t already have the William Hill Sportsbook app on your Apple or Android gadget, you can get it by following our links. Once on the William Hill site, click the appropriate link for your device, and you’ll be able to download the sportsbook app to your phone or tablet.
You most likely will have to enter your PIN or use fingerprint or facial ID to verify that you trust the source of the app you are downloading and installing. It should take no more than a minute or so to install the app on your device.
William Hill loyalty program
Currently, William Hill’s online sportsbook does not have a loyalty program. If and when it adds one, we will list everything you need to know about it here.
Advantages to betting at William Hill
The best part about the William Hill app is both the variety and potential high profitability of its promotions. We will say, though, that if you are risk averse, the promos might not be the best for you.
The reason is simple: For a lot of the promos, you only receive a reward if your bet wins, so if your bet loses you kind of end up losing twice. What makes it great, though, is that when you win, the inverse is true, you win your bet and you usually get a pretty nice reward.
We also really like the William Hill sports betting app. Not only is it among the fastest sportsbook apps in the state, but there’s nothing extraneous about it that makes navigating from place to place difficult.
And lastly, William Hill offers a great customer service department that is there when you need it and can be reached via text, email, chat or phone call.
William Hill Sportsbook features
Some of the sportsbook apps on the market tend to be a little slow or just hard to navigate. That is not remotely the case when it comes to William Hill Pennsylvania.
Upon opening the app, you’ll see a scrolling marquee at the top that cycles through the sportsbook’s latest offers. Below that is a bar with links to live games, odd boosts and all the sports you can wager on at William Hill.
When you click on a link, it’s almost instantaneous how fast it opens up, which is extremely important when it comes to live betting or if you’re just trying to get a bet in before the odds change.
Placing bets on the William Hill app
Placing bets just requires that you find the bet you want to make and then click on it to add the bet to your slip. If that’s the only bet you’re looking to make, open your slip, enter how much you want to bet and select “place bet.”
If you want to create a parlay, all you need to do is add the other bets, open your betting slip and choose the option to place the bets as a parlay.
One of the best parts about the William Hill online sportsbook is that you always will be able to see exactly how much you’re betting and how much you stand to win with a correct bet.
The rest of the William Hill app
While we expect most of your time on the app will be focused on checking lines and making bets, there are a couple of other areas you should be familiar with.
First up is the promotions page, which you can get to by clicking “promos” along the bottom of the screen. Here you’ll see all the bonus offers the sportsbook has to offer at that time. At times, we’ve noticed that the promos page doesn’t display on the app, but we’ve never experience the problem when using the William Hill website, just FYI.
Also make sure to check your account, which you can open by clicking “my account” on the bottom right. From here you can make deposits and withdrawals, change your settings, contact customer support or log out of your account.
The William Hill Sportsbook app in Pennsylvania is one of the best on the market today, and we have little doubt that you’ll enjoy using it as much as we do.
Sports to bet on at William Hill PA
You can bet on all the major professional and college leagues both in the US and across the globe using the William Hill Sportsbook app.
William Hill has markets for both college football and basketball as well as for Major League Baseball, the NFL, NHL, NBA and UFC. You also can bet on golf, tennis, auto racing, MLS and the WNBA at William Hill.
You’ll also find that you can bet on international sports leagues like the Euroleague (basketball), KHL (hockey) and soccer leagues and tourneys like La Liga, the English Premier League and the FIFA World Cup.
If there’s something else you’re after, be sure to check the William Hill app for a complete listing of all the available sports you can bet on.
Bet types at William Hill
You will find all the major bet types available at William Hill in Pennsylvania. That means you definitely can bet on the big three of sports betting: moneylines, totals (over/unders) and spreads.
William Hill also has prop and futures betting for all the major sports. And you also can create parlays, round robins and teasers. The William Hill app in fact makes creating all three types of bets a breeze; it’s as easy as clicking the bets you want to make and then adding a dollar amount.
And if that wasn’t enough, the William Hill app always has in game betting, too. Also known as live betting, this is one of the fastest growing areas of sports betting. Before, as soon as games started, all bets were off, literally. Now you can keep betting nearly until the final whistle blows.
Banking at William Hill online sportsbook
Another area where William Hill excels is in the banking department. Here’s a rundown of all the ways you can deposit and cash out at the Pennsylvania sportsbook.
Depositing at William Hill
- Credit or debit card
- Online bank transfer
- William Hill Play+ card
Cashing out at William Hill
- Online bank transfer
- William Hill Play+ card
You also have one final choice for both withdrawing and depositing money at William Hill. You can head to Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack (777 Harrah’s Blvd., Chester, Pennsylvania) home of The Book, which is William Hill’s premier sportsbook lounge, located just off the casino floor.
William Hill customer support
William Hill has plenty of ways to get help from its customer service department.
You can call (855-754-1200), email ([email protected]), text (719-417-5179) or start up a live chat by going to the William Hill app or website.
We also think it’s good to check the help page on the app or website to see if a solution to your problem already exists. Sometimes that ends up saving a lot of time and frustration, and if it doesn’t work, you’re able to let the William Hill representative know you already tried a few methods to no avail.
History of William Hill
Not surprisingly William Hill was founded by none other than William Hill way back in 1934. The first betting shop Hill opened was located in Park Lane, London.
Fast forward to 2000, which is when William Hill became the first UK oddsmaker to offer tax-free betting via the internet.
It was in 2012 that William Hill garnered its first US sports betting license, in Nevada. The sportsbook operator continued to grow from there.
And then in late 2020, it was announced that Caesars Entertainment would purchase William Hill for a reported $3.7 billion. If the deals goes through as planned, it is expected to be completed by March 2021.