William Hill Debuts In Virginia With Big Risk-Free Bet Offer

Written By Derek Helling on January 30, 2021 - Last Updated on August 2, 2023

In most industries, experience and reputation count for a lot. That’s true in sports betting as well. William Hill Sportsbook has now brought its decades of expertise to Old Dominion. It’s the latest Virginia online sportsbook.

It is also the second app to launch in the state that is associated with one of the new casinos coming to Virginia. While the sportsbook is William Hill by name, the company behind the license is actually Caesars Entertainment, the group backing the forthcoming Caesars Danville Casino.

Not to be outdone by its predecessors in the state, the launch comes with an attractive welcome bonus for new customers. Within a few clicks, you can enjoy a risk-free first bet worth as much as $500.

How to get started with William Hill

Like every online sportsbook in Virginia, you can access it either on your computer desktop or via an app on your phone.

You’ll need to download the appropriate app onto your device. William Hill does have a VA-specific app, so make sure you’ve got the right one. The sportsbook has you covered whether your device runs on Android or iOS. The iOS app is available in the App Store, but in order to make sure you are getting the correct app, it might be easier to get it directly from the William Hill website. Android users will have to get the app from the website, as the Google Play Store doesn’t allow betting apps.

Then, you’ll need to register your new account. In order for William Hill to verify your eligibility to bet on sports online in VA, you’ll have to provide it with all of the following information:

  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Last four digits of your Social Security number
  • Legal name
  • Mailing address

After the sportsbook verifies you, sign in on the app or website. At that point, you’ll need to fund your account so you can place a bet. William Hill does its best under VA law to offer you as many different deposit options as possible, including:

  • ACH payments from checking and savings accounts
  • Credit/debit cards
  • Online banking
  • Prepaid cards
  • PayNearMe
  • E-wallet apps like PayPal

At this point, you’re ready to browse the markets and make your first bet. It will be a bit easier to be adventurous with this wager knowing William Hill has covered your risk.

All the details on the $500 risk-free first bet offer

It works quite simply. Place a wager of any amount. If you lose, William Hill will refund the value of your wager in site credit, up to $500. There are a few matters of housekeeping on this, however.

The site credit is issued as a free bet. You have to use it within seven days of issuance or it expires. If you win any subsequent bets using the promotional credit, your winnings will only include the appropriate profit, not the promo value.

If you win your first bet, you will receive your winnings as normal. Whether you lose or win your first bet, hopefully, it will be the start of a lot of fun using Caesars Sportsbook VA.

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Derek Helling is a lead writer for PlayUSA and the manager of BetHer. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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