- William Hill’s mobile sportsbook launched in Tennessee on Thursday.
- The launch of the platform comes just in time for March Madness betting as the college basketball tournament begins on March 18 and goes all the way through to April 5.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee sports bettors now have a fifth option for a sports betting operator as William Hill officially went live in the state on Thursday.
The launch of William Hill has come just in time for March Madness betting with the NCAA basketball tournament scheduled to start on March 18. The timing could not be better for the sports wagering platform because plenty of action always occurs during the biggest event of the year in college basketball.
“As we head into one of the most exciting times of the year for sports fans, the William Hill app will make March moments even more interesting for Tennessee bettors,” said Kenneth Fuchs, President of Digital for William Hill US. “We will have thousands of markets available, including for your local favorites, live in-game betting, and daily promotions and bonuses for players.”
An Exciting Time For Tennessee Sports Bettors
Tennessee has become the 11th state in the nation with a William Hill mobile sports betting platform presence and the 12th overall when adding their D.C. market. The application has a wide variety of sporting events to gamble on as well as numerous wagering types including live in-game betting. They also pride themselves on having a simple sign-up process and multiple methods for transactions from debit and credit cards to eChecks.
Although William Hill was approved by the Tennessee Education Lottery (TEL) to launch at the end of January for the Super Bowl, their server for the platform was not ready to go live after running into some issues.
Along with William Hill, Tennessee sports bettors can wager on March Madness and other sporting events with the mobile sportsbooks of BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, Action 247. WynnBet and TwinSpires have been approved but have not yet rolled out their application in the state.
Odds Are In For William Hill
Legal sports betting in Tennessee opened in November and has been seeing tons of engagement ever since with their mobile platforms as they are a mobile-only sports wagering state. William Hill is the latest operator to launch in the Volunteer State. In celebration of their grand opening, they are offering new members a risk-free promotional wager of up to $2,021 (for the year 2021) when they register for an account and make their first deposit.
Odds are up for Tennessee schools and the NCAA basketball tournament for residents to be able to bet on their home teams. The state school with the best odds to win the championship is the University of Tennessee Volunteers (+7500). All other schools, including the University of Memphis Tigers, the Belmont University Bruins, and the Vanderbilt University Commodores are extreme longshots.
Tennessee is the only state in the nation with a strictly mobile-only sports wagering industry. Since their November launch, they have taken in almost $525 million in handle according to the financial reports provided by the TEL. With March Madness and more sports betting operators like William Hill opening for business in the Volunteer State, those figures are projected to surge in the coming months.
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Christina has been writing for as long as she can remember and does dedicated research on the newly regulated sports betting market. She comes from a family of sports lovers that engage in friendly bets from time to time. During the winter months, you can find Christina baking cookies and beating the entire staff at Mario Kart…the N64 version of course.