William Hill Opens its First Illinois Sports Book at Grand Victoria Casino Elgin

LAS VEGAS (August 3, 2020) – William Hill US, America’s leading sports betting company, has opened its first Illinois sports book at Grand Victoria Casino Elgin. The opening marks another milestone in the long-term relationship between William Hill and Caesars Entertainment to expand sports betting into legalized markets. Featuring three full-service ticket windows, the William Hill Sports Book opens as fans across the country cheer on the return of their favorite sports teams.

"Grand Victoria Casino is located just outside of Chicago – where some of the most passionate sports fans in the country live. I’m looking forward to seeing the community come together to watch their favorite teams as we welcome back the return of our favorite professional sports," said David Grolman, President of Operations for William Hill. "This will be our first sports book in the state of Illinois and allows us to continue to expand our relationship with Caesars Entertainment properties across the country."

Providing guests with an integrated experience adjacent to their favorite table games and slot machines, and just steps away from the bar on the casino floor, the William Hill Sports Book will quickly become a must-stop for visitors and locals alike. It features a number of high-top tables and comfortable seating options, as well as multiple televisions for prime sports viewing throughout the day. The sports book is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Grand Victoria Casino Senior Vice President and General Manager, Bill Gustafson, said, "Partnering with the country’s leading sports betting operator allows us to offer our customers an elevated experience that features industry-leading wagering and technology.  The sports book is in a prime location that will draw sports fans in and keep them engaged as they cheer on their favorite teams."

The William Hill Sports Book at Grand Victoria Casino marks the beginning of William Hill’s expansion into the Illinois sports betting market. Pending regulatory approval, William Hill will soon offer mobile sports betting to fans across the state.              

The health and safety of customers and employees is a priority for William Hill and the properties where they operate. Each retail location is following a thorough protocol for cleaning to ensure a safe experience for everyone. At Grand Victoria Casino Elgin, guests will find that two out of the three ticket windows will be open to allow for social distancing.

More information on the William Hill Sports Book at Grand Victoria Casino Elgin, can be found here: https://www.grandvictoriacasino.com/gaming/william-hill-sports-betting.


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About William Hill

William Hill PLC is one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies, employing over 12,500 people. Its origins are in the UK where it was founded in 1934, and where the company is listed on the London Stock Exchange. With headquarters in London and Leeds it has a national presence of licensed betting offices in Great Britain and Northern Ireland and is one of the country’s leading online betting and gaming services. In 2012, it established William Hill US with a focus on retail and mobile operations in Nevada, which is now the largest sports betting business in the USA. William Hill US (www.williamhill.us) currently operates 113 race and sports books in Nevada and the state's leading mobile sports betting app.   In New Jersey, William Hill is operating at Monmouth Park Racetrack, Ocean Resort Casino, Tropicana Atlantic City, and online with the William Hill New Jersey sports betting app.  William Hill is also operating sports books in Indiana, West Virginia, and Iowa, and online with the William Hill Iowa sports betting app.  William Hill is a licensed sports betting provider in numerous casinos in Mississippi and New Mexico, and serves as the exclusive risk manager for the Delaware and Rhode Island sports lotteries.  In October 2019, William Hill signed an agreement with Monumental Sports & Entertainment to build and operate a sports book at Capital One Arena in Washington D.C., subject to regulatory approval. William Hill has licensed operations in The Bahamas, Italy, Spain and Sweden and serves online customers in the UK, Ireland and throughout the world from its digital hubs in Gibraltar and Malta. In February 2019, it completed the acquisition of MRG Group, acquiring the Mr Green and Redbet brands, and with it an expanded pan-European footprint in faster growing online betting and gaming markets.


About Grand Victoria Casino Elgin

Grand Victoria Casino, winner of twelve Best of Gaming 2019 awards, features a wide variety of slot machines and table games that include blackjack, craps, roulette, three-card poker, high card flush, Mississippi stud and baccarat. Grand Victoria Casino currently features award-winning dining at two distinct restaurants: Buckinghams Steakhouse & Bistro and Crave Deli. Grand Victoria is the only Illinois casino that donates 20% of its annual net operating income to the Grand Victoria Foundation and Kane County to support programs in education, economic development, engagement, and the environment. For more information, visit grandvictoriacasino.com.


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