Fin behandling William Hill: The Man & The Business (Paperback) by Sharpe Graham Bose Mihir rpLXD65a

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This is the story of how a working class boy born into a family of 13 children in pre-First World War Birmingham grew up to revolutionise the world of betting and bookmaking. William Hill beat the odds by starting out as a teenage one-man band making the rounds of Birmingham's factories pubs and clubs on his second-hand motorbike taking very small bets. He went on to launch a fixed odds football betting business which took a total of GBP6 18/6d in its first week but grew to a multi-million pound turnover before being almost taxed into extinction. However today William Hill whose first London office was opened in 1934 and staffed by just William and one clerk is a truly global bookmaker with offices in nine countries; operating across 19 time zones is a FTSE 100 company has over 2500 betting shops and employs nearly 20000 people.