Dean Winstanley joins William Hill team
London, Thursday 6th May 2013. William Hill is delighted to announce that Dean Winstanley will become their darts ambassador for the next two years.
Winstanley, runner-up in the 2011 BDO World Championship, will wear a specially designed shirt in the colours of William Hill. He will also provide regular blogs on williamhill.com, host fans Q and A’s on William Hill’s twitter page and take part in exhibition matches at selected William Hill shops across the UK.
The signing of the man nicknamed ‘Over the Top’ is a boost to the bookmakers darts portfolio. The firm is also the title sponsor of the William Hill Grand Slam of Darts – which takes place at the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton in November.
‘We’re thrilled to have Dean onboard,’ said William Hill spokesman Tony Kenny, ‘He has all the makings of a future World Champion and we’re delighted to be in a position to put our name on his shirt.’
‘As well as being a great player, Dean has an engaging personality and he is going to help us bring our darts product to life.’
Dean, who shot an unforgettable 9-dart finish at the last season’s PDC World Championship said ‘It’s a real shot in the arm to wear the William Hill colours, and I’ll be dead proud to be an ambassador for such a well known and trusted brand. I hope I can start by hitting another 9 darter at this weekend’s UK Open!”
About William Hill
William Hill, The Home of Betting, is one of the World’s leading betting and gaming companies, employing more than 17,000 people. Founded in 1934, it is now the UK’s largest bookmaker with around 2,400 licensed betting offices that provide betting opportunities on a wide range of sporting and non-sporting events, gaming on machines and numbers-based products including lotteries. William Hill Online (www.williamhill.com) is one of Europe’s leading online betting and gaming businesses, providing customers with the opportunity to access William Hill’s products online, through their mobile, by telephone and by text services.
William Hill US was established in June 2012 and provides land-based and mobile sports betting services in Nevada, and is the exclusive risk manager for the State of Delaware’s sports lottery. The Group acquired the Sportingbet Australia business in March 2013, which is one of the leading online corporate bookmakers in Australia, offerings sports betting products online, by telephone and via mobile devices. William Hill PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and became part of the FTSE100 in May 2013. The Group generates revenues of over £1.2bn a year.