Mobile Harms Telephone Betting as William Hill Cut Jobs
Nov 18, 2013
William Hill cuts
Gibraltan Football Team Play First Match as William Hill Cut Jobs
The success of mobile sports betting may be bringing record revenues into a number of countries, but those same successes have had a negative effect on one area of William Hill’s profile. This has led the Gibraltar based company to cut 65 jobs in their telephone betting operation, with the company blaming the rise in mobile and online gambling.
With the company’s mobile casino being promoted heavily, William Hill will be adding 25 new jobs to that part of the business shortly, but a recent fall in quarterly profits has led some to believe all is not well at the bookmakers.
In the meantime, while Gibraltar may be more famous as the home of online and mobile sportsbooks, history will be made for the peninsula on Tuesday, as their national football team plays their first ever UEFA sanctioned friendly against Slovakia. As Gibraltar’s national stadium does not meet UEFA A regulations, the match will be played in Portugal, but it is still a massive occasion for the tiny territory.
Back to William Hill, and the bookmaker have denied that the incoming point of consumption tax in the UK has anything to do with the job cuts. The company have been fervently opposed to the move, and have even taken it to the European Court of Justice, citing anti-competition laws.