GGB is committed to providing updated news and analysis on our weekly news site, GGBNews.com.

William Hill Names New CEO

William Hill Names New CEO

William Hill has looked internally for its new CEO to replace Ralph Topping, who is stepping down after 44 years with the British bookmaker.

James Henderson, who is currently operations director for William Hill, has been named to succeed Topping as CEO. Henderson has 29 years with William Hill.

Topping is scheduled to step down at the end of July. Henderson will be receiving a £550,000 salary before bonuses.

William Hill, which turns 80 this year, is the U.K.’s biggest bookmaker with 2,400 betting shops and an industry-leading online operation.

Topping spent six years as CEO and oversaw an expansion of the firm, but leaves during a controversy over William Hill’s use of fixed-odds betting terminals.

At a recent press conference, Henderson said he will focus on the firm’s plan for future and sustaining growth while looking for new opportunities for the firm.

    Recent Feature Articles

  • Funding the Future

    Gary Ellis’ vision of a cashless casino ecosystem with Marker Trax and Koin

  • Age of the ETG

    Electronic table games have grown from simple automated roulette machines into a genre that is steeped in innovation.

  • Online in Ontario

    Stakeholders deem Ontario a success, but also a work in progress.

  • Mixing It Up

    Developing slot floor strategies for emerging markets.

  • Gaming & Diversity: Staying the Course

    DEI has encountered big resistance of late. Here’s how gaming companies continue to build a fairer workplace.