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William Hill Restricted Countries & Territories: Legal or Illegal?

Want to sign up for an account with William Hill but not sure if the company operates in your area? Use our William Hill restricted countries checker below to find out if you can hold an account.

Also available on this FAQ page is a list of currencies accepted at William Hill, bonus restrictions by territory and a company overview with licensing information. Find out if William Hill is legal or illegal for you.

William Hill Restricted County Checker:

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  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Columbia
  • Congo Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic R. of Congo
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guyana
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Myanmar
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • North Korea
  • Norther Ireland
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Republic Of Ireland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • UAE
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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Your country not on the list? Click here and select register/join now to see if you can hold an account where you live.

Where is William Hill Legal?

As is the case with all major bookmakers, William Hill put the onus on each individual punter to know and to understand the legal situation regarding gambling in their nation. The company’s terms and conditions state that…

in opening your account you warrant that gambling isn’t illegal in the territory where you reside.

In order to help you to make that determination of legality, the following are a list of major countries which are unrestricted and legal at William Hill – you can have an account if you live in the following places:

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Australia (limited)
  • Austria
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • Germany (limited)
  • Gibraltar
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy (limited)
  • Latvia (limited)
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Norway
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain (limited)
  • Sweden
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom

*(limited) means only some services are available.

Gambling legislation within different countries is subject to change, and as such which countries are included in the above list may also change from time to time.

Where is William Hill Illegal?

As we alluded to earlier, William Hill do stipulate as part of their terms and conditions the territories from which they do not accept customers. Those countries are listed in full below:

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Columbia
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Rep.
  • Chad
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic R. Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Ivory Coast
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Manitoba
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mongolia
  • Montserrat
  • Myanmar
  • Netherland Antilles
  • New Caledonia
  • Niger
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Vincent
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome & Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Surinam
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Uruguay
  • USA
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen

If you are resident in one of those countries you are currently not allowed to sign up to or to use William Hill’s site. As with the earlier list, however, the contents of this one are also subject to change.

Currencies Accepted

As they do serve customers from a variety of different countries, it makes sense for William Hill to allow a variety of different currencies to be used through their site.

Those currencies currently catered for are as follows:

  • Australian Dollars (AUD)
  • Canadian Dollars (CAD)
  • Danish Kroner (DKK)
  • Euros (EUR)
  • Hong Kong Dollars (HKD)
  • Japanese Yen (JPY)
  • Singapore Dollars (SGD)
  • Swedish Kronor (SKK)
  • Swiss Francs (CHF)
  • United Kingdom Pounds (GBP)
  • United States Dollars (USD)

William Hill customers, therefore, have a choice of available currencies which is significantly more varied than that which is offered by many other major bookmakers. For info on the deposit methods you can use check out our William Hill review page.

Bonus Restrictions: William Hill

Bonus RestrictionsLegality within their home country and provision of their favoured currency are both crucial factors for any punter considering choosing William Hill as their bookmaker of choice. What is also important, furthermore, is whether the bookmaker bar residents of any countries from the William Hill free bet and other promotions.

Unfortunately, William Hill do restrict their main welcome bonus to only residents of the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

HOWEVER…

A unique bonus is made available for all other countries. Find out which bonus you can claim: reveal bonus info now!

Not all of the company’s other offers (unlike this William Hill promotional code) and promotions are similarly limited, however, so it is worth checking out their individual terms and conditions.

Company Overview

Licensing Information

William Hill is operated by WHG (International) Limited, a company registered in Gibraltar. The company’s registered address is 6/1 Waterport Place, Gibraltar and it is licensed and regulated by the government of Gibraltar. For UK based customers, too, the company is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.

Ownership Information

William Hill were originally established by their eponymous founder back in 1934 but have subsequently changed ownership a number of different times. Presently they are a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Operating Information

The UK’s single largest betting operator, William Hill employ over 16,600 people. The company have an operational headquarters in the UK, as well as two others in the Republic of Ireland and in Gibraltar. They also have a large tele betting call centre based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

the Cheeky Punter
The Cheeky Punter is an ex professional online sports bettor and trader with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He has worked for a number of top bookmakers including Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral. He's also written for a number of leading news outlets including the Guardian, i (newspaper) and Soccer Lens. More about him here.