It makes perfect sense that the most important mobile casinos in the UK are those that have grown out of some of the most established names around, and we are finding throughout the course of these reviews that there is certainly never any shortage of action from those names. Among the big brands that we have covered already on the site are Ladbrokes, Genting and Grosvenor, and so it makes perfect sense to complete that with William Hill’s opportunity to be put through its paces as a mobile experience. Like Ladbrokes, it took William Hill a while to actually get to grips with the idea of online and mobile gaming and for a long time, their offerings were simply ones to avoid at all costs unless you were looking to bet on football and horses. Now, however, they have overhauled the experience entirely and we are hoping for something special on behalf of existing WillHill fans and new players alike.
As we always say about casinos and brands like this one, some of them are just so big that we have no questions at all when it comes to the security of players, their details and their money, or the fairness of their games. However, for the sake of completeness, we will take this opportunity to point out that the William Hill mobile casino is regulated by authorities both in Malta and the UK, and there is probably no better pairing in the world for ensuring that a casino is up to speed on the needs of their players. So, the pieces are in place for a great mobile experience, and it is up to William Hill to deliver!
Games and Software
One thing about William Hill that used to put us off is that they followed the well-trodden path of offering games from Playtech, just like pretty much every other sports betting site turned casino provider of the time. Our thoughts on Playtech are pretty clear, and they have fallen by the wayside from completing an online trio of powerhouses alongside Microgaming and NetEnt to being a couple of tiers below even Play’n Go and Quickspin. Fortunately, that relationship is no longer the focus and while there are still Playtech games to be found here, they are joined by some of the more impressive industry names at the same time. Microgaming and NetEnt just so happen to be two of them, so players are virtually guaranteed of finding something familiar. Land based players are well catered for here too with games from the likes of IGT, Aristocrat, Bally and Barcrest and we have to admit that we were actually surprised by just how far William Hill has come compared to what we remember. It even manages to rival the mobile gaming specialists like Leo Vegas and Vera & John when it comes to the sheer number and quality of games.
As a side note, the main mobile casino section of the mobile site features just Playtech games, but a couple of taps on the menu can take players to the Games, Vegas and Macau sections of the mobile site, and these are where all of the other games are to be found.
Fans of mobile table games are well catered for too and while the selection does not extend all that much further than blackjack and roulette, there are multiple variations and a few surprises here too. The mobile live casino is a thing of beauty too, with everything from roulette and blackjack to blackjack and poker on offer for one of the best rounded live mobile casino experiences in the industry.
A Warm Mobile Welcome
There is nothing all that creative to the welcome bonuses at William Hill Casino, but they are still well worth picking up. The first deposit that a player makes with a new account will be subject to a 100% boost of up to £150, while the second will be matched at 75% with up to £100 on offer. What really stood out to us is the fact that the first deposit bonus only has to be played through twenty times, with the second coming in at fifteen assuming that players are on the slots, with slightly higher requirements on the tables.
Perks of Playing There
The sports betting, poker and bingo sides of William Hill are all as solid as ever and the casino actually managed to surprise us in how good it is now. We are not keen on brands that split games into different categories but can only assume that they have their reasons for doing so, and we are not going to complain too much in that regard. The mobile casino is well presented and we appreciate the fact that we can get to just about anywhere that we need to be with just a couple of clicks. The brand supports PayPal, which is a plus point for us, and a daily cash out limit of £10,000 should not be a massive issue for players, especially when the 24-hour support can override it when necessary. All in all, William Hill Mobile Casino has gone from being an also-ran in this particular sector to one of the true market leaders and we have no issues at all when it comes to recommending the brand to our readers.