Although primarily known for their high street betting shop presence, William Hill’s
online offering couldn’t be further away from the smoky, male-only, workmanlike vibe traditionally associated with bricks and mortar bookmaker venues. The site is much more akin to an upmarket Vegas hotel venue – particularly when you enter the slots areas, which are awash with bright, enticing-looking icons within a number of plush, contemporary lobbies. Software
Like a number of other operators in the UK, William Hill have formed a business relationship with Playtech and given them the run of their main playing area whilst retaining their older games under different selection tabs.
You’ll consequently find the full Playtech suite under ‘Casino’, slots from IGT in the ‘Games’ area, and additional slots in the ‘Vegas’ section from Ash Gaming and Blueprint. The latter two are of particular interest as they’re not offered by many of the large sites and therefore give William Hill a distinct advantage.
The games are all easy to navigate to and can mostly be played in demo mode, although signing up and depositing was quick and easy here anyway.Reputation
William Hill are the most recognisable brand in the UK and have been trading for over 7 decades. You can therefore make deposits at their casino with full peace of mind and expect winnings to be paid out promptly.Games
The headline Playtech games are the most heavily promoted at William Hill, and they all deliver as expected. However, plenty of sites offer these so we’d suggest an occasional visit to the Games and Vegas lobbies:
IGT’s classic Cleopatra never fails to disappoint with its lush, richly-detailed Egyptian symbols and finely-rendered parchment-style background. It’s a direct reproduction of the original land casino slot – the most popular of all time. The beguiling Pixies of the Forest also stands out, with its dreamy visuals and sound hiding a masterfully addictive player journey and some huge potential payouts.
Chain Reactors also merits a closer inspection for taking IGTs pioneering falling-block format and adding exploding bombs, paths of fire and a huge cast of characters to give us the most entertaining variation around on the most innovative new idea in slots since games moved from land to online format.
The games in the Vegas section also throw up some surprisingly entertaining surprises, again by avoiding the usual scatter/freespin/tombola bonus round clichés and throwing some new ideas into the mix:
Check out Harry Trotter for some unusual treats with the hilarious Squeal or No Squeal, Magic Mirrors and Trail of Magic features all thrown in together with standard wild and free spin elements to give you unlimited hours of magical thrills.
For something a little more down to earth, there’s Worms, based on the classic computer game. It’s been given a great, rousing military theme, and – best of all – a pub slot-style feature trail, which we really don’t see enough of on video slots.