Betting at William Hill is a lot of fun, and something everyone in the world should be able to enjoy. However, some countries have laws in place that prevent their citizens from betting at William Hill. This William Hill legal guide will run down William Hill restricted countries, account verification, and more, so you can find out if you can play at William Hill.
How to test if my location is allowed at William Hill?
Before getting started with wagering at William Hill, it is prudent to make sure that you are in one of the William Hill allowed countries. This allows you to play at the site legally, and eliminates the chance for any complications related to withdrawing funds. Failure to test your location can only subject you to headaches in the future, so better to check it before completing the William Hill sign up process.
To test if your location is allowed at William Hill, just follow these simple steps:
- Go to the William Hill signup page.
- Enter your street address or postal code. If required, select the Enter It Manually option to make sure that William Hill is able to recognize where you are from.
- Select your country from the list provided by William Hill. If you are from one of the William Hill restricted countries, you will be stopped from entering any further information and will not be able to start an account.
Furthermore, William Hill restricts users from accessing their site if their IP address is detected to be from one of the William Hill restricted countries. Upon going to William Hill’s website, a pop-up message appears stating that those users from banned countries cannot use the site.
William Hill Allowed Countries
Bettors who are not from a restricted country still have access to all of the wagering options William Hill has to offer. The list of William Hill allowed countries is available before players attempt to sign up for an account.
If your country is on the list below, you are good to go when it comes to setting up a William Hill account.
|William Hill Allowed Countries|
William Hill Restricted Countries
While the countries listed above are able to access William Hill for their betting needs, players in the below countries are unable to do so. This is because they live in William Hill restricted countries, where the site does not allow players to sign up for accounts, due to regulations in those countries that put restrictions on betting with William Hill among other operators.
If you are in one of these countries, do not attempt to create an account at William Hill.
|William Hill Restricted Countries|
|Algeria||Ethiopia||Metropolitan France (i.e + Corsica)||Somalia|
|American Samoa||France||Micronesia||South Africa|
|Antarctica||French Guiana||Mongolia||South Georgia|
|Australia||French Polynesia||Montserrat||St Barthelemy|
|Bangladesh||French Southern Territories||Myanmar||St. Helena|
|Belgium||Gambia||Netherland Antilles||St. Pierre and Miquelon|
|Bhutan||Greenland||Niger||Svalbard and Jan Mayen|
|Bouvet Island||Guam||North Macedonia||Switzerland|
|Brazil||Guinea||Northern Mariana Islands||Syria|
|British Indian Ocean Territory||Guinea-Bissau||North Korea||Thailand|
|Burundi||Heard and McDonald Islands||Palau||Tonga|
|Cambodia||Hong Kong||Palestinian Territories||Tristan da Cunha|
|Central African Republic||Indonesia||Philippines||Tuvalu|
|Cocos (Keeling) Islands||Ivory Coast||Puerto Rico||USA|
|Congo||Kiribati||Romania||Vatican City State (Holy See)|
|Cyprus||Lesotho||Russia||Virgin Islands (British)|
|Czech Republic||Liberia||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Virgin Islands (USA)|
|Democratic R. Congo||Libya||Samoa||Wallis and Futuna Islands|
|Denmark||Mali||Sao Tome & Principe||Western Sahara|
|East Timor||Marshall Islands|
While there is a clear answer as to whether or not players can play at William Hill in most countries, other countries have some gray areas to address. These countries do not have full restrictions on betting, but do restrict some of what William Hill has to offer.
- Bettors in Colombia, Spain, Sweden, and Italy need to sign up at country-specific William Hill sites to play at William Hill.
- German bettors cannot access gaming products and sports offers.
- Macau bettors are restricted from playing casino and poker games.
- Austrian bettors do not have access to bingo and poker William Hill sites.
- Bettors from Armenia and Hungary cannot access the William Hill sports betting site.
- Lithuanian bettors are restricted from playing Playtech Games.
- Slovenian bettors do not have access to William Hill poker site.
If you are in any of these William Hill restricted countries, be sure to take note of what you are unable to access before making a deposit, as your experience could be impacted.
William Hill Account Verification
To ensure that players at William Hill are from countries that allow betting at William Hill, there is an account verification process in place for William Hill bettors.
Players at William Hill can verify their accounts online through their web verification system. They can also submit verified documents to the verification team at William Hill to ensure that they are eligible to take part in everything William Hill has to offer.
William Hill Legal FAQ
Can I access my William Hill account while I am on holiday?
Your ability to access your account while on holiday depends on where you are located. If you are on holiday in a country that is not a William Hill restricted country, you can absolutely access your William Hill account.
Do I have to provide proof of my identity/address at William Hill?
In order to be eligible to play at William Hill, you have to verify your identity and address to William Hill, so that they can ensure you are not from a restricted country.
Am I allowed to use the William Hill promo code from a restricted country?
No, if you are located in a restricted country, you are not able to use any of the features at William Hill. This is done to ensure that William Hill is compliant with laws for countries around the world.
Which currencies can I use to fund my William Hill account?
These currencies are usable for bettors at William Hill: AUD, CAD, CHF, DKK, GBP, HKD, JPY, SEK, SGD, USD and EUR. This is a wide variety of currencies, which makes it likely that there is a currency that will meet your needs.
Which safer gambling tools are available at William Hill?
No matter where you come from, William Hill wants to make sure you are safe while gambling. William Hill users can use following safer gambling tools if they notice signs of gambling addiction:
- Deposit Limits
- Time out
- Gaming Time Check
- Self Assesment
- Session Reminders
- Account Closure and Reopening
- Product Block
To make sure you are up to date with all available safer gambling tools at William Hill, make sure you check out William Hill’s safer gambling tools page.