William Hill Looks to Mobile Betting in Nevada
William Hill is pulling its sports betting kiosks from about half of the 84 bars, taverns and restaurants in which they operate.
However, customers will still be able to use them to fund mobile sports betting accounts and get updated lines on games.
Dan Shapiro, the director of business development for William Hill in Las Vegas, said, “We are repositioning them from kiosks to mobile sports deposit hotspot. You can’t make a bet or withdraw money, but it will accept cash deposits.”
The move is a result of Senate Bill 416 which bans sports betting kiosks in establishments which hold a restricted license. A restricted license allows a premises to operate a maximum of 15 slot machines.
Last year the kiosks generated $600,000 in revenue, 0.35% of the $170 million total.
Shapiro said customers can sign up for mobile betting accounts at most of William Hill’s race and sports books in Nevada.
““We recognize that mobile is the wave of the future. We rely on mobile phones for almost everything these days. We switched a lot of these customers.”
There will now be mobile gambling hot spots in about 44 PT’s Pubs and Sierra Gold Tavern locations across the state.