London-based bookmaker William Hill is reviewing over 100 jobs at its bases in Gibraltar, Leeds and London ahead of the anticipated completion of its acquisition of Malta-based Mr Green operator MRG – which could translate into tens of new iGaming positions cropping up in Malta.
Gaming portal iGaming Business said that the establishment of the new hub for William Hill in Malta is a factor behind the review of the roles based in Gibraltar and the UK. Indeed, the proposed €271 million takeover of MRG is likely to create duplicate roles, many of which may be in Malta.
"MRG will provide William Hill with an international hub in Malta with market entry expertise and strong growth momentum in a number of European countries,” CEO Philip Bowcock said in October. “William Hill will move from a single brand to a suite of brands that can maximise growth opportunities moving forward in new and existing markets."
The acceptance period for the takeover offer is set to run from 10th December to 11th January, and it is hoped that the deal will be completed soon after.
In the meantime, William Hill is currently seeking a new international online managing director, who will be based in Malta.