About William Hill Poker
William Hill is one of the oldest, largest, and most trusted bookmakers in the world, offering offline and online gambling services since 1934. They are one of the largest sites on the iPoker Network, which is the second-largest online poker network in the world.
Although William Hill offers poker to its customers, it is famous for its sports betting site, and even has a state-of-the-art online casino. Those who frequent the sports and casino arm of the company often drift to the poker tables, making for a softer than average player pool.
Play Without Having to Download the Software
Poker players who do not want to, or cannot, download poker software to their computers can still play at William Hill thanks to its Instant Play feature. All of William Hill's cash games, Twister sit 'n' goes, standard sit 'n' go, and multi-table tournaments are available thanks to it creating a HTML5 friendly browser-based client.
This is perfect for those players who prefer to use Mac computers as it opens the door to playing on the busy iPoker Network.
William Hill Poker Bonuses and VIP Scheme
William Hill is offering its poker players a fantastic welcome bonus that is triggered when you make a deposit or transfer of only £10. Deposit or transfer £10 to your new William Hill Poker account and William Hill will award you with:
- A £7 cash game ticket
- £3 worth of tournament tickets
- £100 of bonus money
- 10 free spins
The £7 cash game ticket, which is also available as a $7 or €7 depending on the currency used to make the first deposit of at least £10/$10/$10 can be used at cash game tables with stakes up to €0.05/€0.10 but not at heads up tables.
In order to redeem the ticket, 85 WH Points need to be earned within seven days of your first deposit.
The £3 worth of tournament tickets are made up of two tickets to William Hill’s exclusive SnG Ladder 1, one ticket to a €1 Twister Sit & Go and a €0.50 Wild Twister Sit & Go Ticket.
Like the cash game tickets, these free tournament tickets expire after seven days if unused.
William Hill awards you with £100 in bonus money regardless of the size of your bankroll. You have 45 days from your deposit date to generate enough WH Points to clear the full bonus amount.
The first £10 of the bonus is released in chunks of £5 for every 280 WH Points earned with the remaining £90 clearing at 350 WH Points per £5. Clearance rates for other currencies are:
Euros: first €10 clears in €5 chunks for every 200 WH Points earned, then the remainder releases in €5 chunks for every 250 WH Points generated.
Dollars: first $10 clears in $5 chunks for every 180 WH Points earned then the rest of the bonus is released in $5 chunks each time you earn 225 WH Points.
Lastly, the 10 free spins can be used on a variety of casino side games and any winnings have to be rolled over 40 times before withdrawing is available. The maximum withdrawable amount is £20.
William Hill Poker Loyalty Scheme
William Hill Poker's loyalty scheme has five categories called The Points, The Club, The Freerolls, The Monday Top Up and The Shop, all of which are explained for you below.
While playing for real money at William Hill Poker you earn two types of points: (1) WHPoints (WHPs) and (2) Club Points (CPs).
WHPoints determine your Club Status (VIP level) and Club Points are used to purchase cash bonuses and tournament tickets – more on that a little later on.
William Hill has seven Club Statuses for you to achieve. Each of these statuses requires you to earn a specific number of WHPoints in a calendar month to unlock it, and the higher you climb the more Club Points per WHPoints you will earn.
|Club Status||WHPoints Required||Club Points per WHPoint|
WHPoints are earned at a rate of 10 per €1 paid in cash game rake or tournament fees.
Those of you who achieve at least ClubStatus 2 (done by generating a mere €2.50 in rake or tournament fees) are invited to a daily freeroll with a €25 guaranteed prize pool. Climb to ClubStatus3 and you can play in the €25 daily freeroll plus a second freeroll with a €60 prize pool.
Make it to ClubStatus4 or above, and you’re entered into a monthly freeroll that has an impressive €1,500 for you to win a share of.
|Players Club Event||Date||Time (UK)||Club Status Required||Prize pool|
|ClubStatus2 Daily Freeroll||Daily||8:00pm||ClubStatus2 and up||€25|
|ClubsStatus3 Daily Freeroll||Daily||8:00pm||ClubStatus3 and up||€60|
|ClubStatus4 Monthly Freeroll||Last Sunday of the month||8:00pm||ClubStatus4 and up||€1,500|
The Monday Top Up
Every Monday you have the chance to receive up to €5 in cash just for playing your favourite games. Once you’ve opted in at the William Hill site, all you have to do is generate at least 50 WHPoints in a week and a €5 free bonus is all yours. Everyone likes free stuff and what’s not to like about free cash?
The fifth and final part of the William Hill Players Club is the exclusive shop where you can use your Club Points to purchase cash, tournament tickets and even the occasional bespoke package to major live events.
Club Points can be exchanged for the following cash amounts:
- €10 cash – 1,000 CPs
- €20 cash – 1,800 CPs
- €50 cash – 4,200 CPs
- €250 cash – 20,000 CPs
- €500 cash – 39,000 CPs
- €1,000 cash – 77,000 CPs
- €2,500 cash – 187,500 CPs
Club Points can also be exchanged for the following tournament tokens:
- €2 token – 200 CPs
- €3 token – 300 CPs
- €5 token – 500 CPs
- €10 token – 950 CPs
- €20 token – 1,800 CPs
- €30 token – 2,550 CPs
- €50 token – 4,000 CPs
Games Offered at William Hill Poker
William Hill Poker spreads hold’em and Omaha cash games and tournaments on its Playtech-powered software.
Cash games have blinds ranging from €0.01/€0.02 and increase up to €5/€10. Tournament buy-in vary greatly from freerolls to €530 and sometimes higher during the various online poker festivals that William Hill Poker and the iPoker Network run throughout the year.
Most of the traffic is concentrated around the micro-stakes and low stakes games, particularly the six-handed cash games.
William Hill Poker features Speed Poker, its offering to the fans of "fast-fold" poker. Instead of being seated at the same table for the duration of your cash game session, you get to change table and opponents each time you fold!
If you don’t like the cards you have been dealt, you can click the speed fold button and be instantly whisked away to a new table with new opponents and cards!
You can do this as frequently as you like until you find hole cards that you are happy to play. This massively speeds up gameplay and allows your to log many more hands than you would usually be able to.
William Hill Poker is also the home to Twister Poker, a special sit-and-go tournament format. Twister Poker tournaments are played three-handed, to a hyper-turbo blind structure and with the prize randomly selected at the start of the tournament. The software randomly selects a prize pool amount of between twice and 1,000 times the initial buy-in!
William Hill Poker’s excellent support staff can be contacted 24/7 via email, Twitter, live chat or telephone