Tracey visited her local William Hill shop on Luton Road in Chatham on Friday 6th July to meet with local staff and in order to learn more about the issues affecting the betting industry, the industry’s economic contribution and to participate in a charity bet.
During her visit, Tracey met with local members of staff, was shown a variety of betting and gaming activities available and was informed about the strict responsible gambling procedures which William Hill adhere to.
At the end of this visit, William Hill gave Tracey a free £50 charity bet which would see any winnings going to a charity of Tracey’s choice.
Tracey backed the favourite, Afsare, in the 4:00 at Sandown which came in first place in the race. Tracey also placed her bet when William Hill was offering its best odds of the day (5/2) which saw Tracey win £175 for charity.
Following a recent tour of the children’s ward at Medway Maritime Hospital, Tracey decided to donate the winnings from the charity bet to the children’s ward.
Tracey said; “It was great to come and see for myself how a betting shop actually operates. I was interested to hear and learn more about the betting industry and was impressed with not only the range of service and activities provided, but also with the responsible procedures in place to tackle under-age and problem gambling. I am particularly grateful to William Hill for their generous donation to the children’s ward at Medway Maritime Hospital.”
Lewis Rogers, William Hill’s Public Affairs Manager, commented; “William Hill was very pleased to welcome local MP Tracey Crouch to one of our shops to highlight the positive contribution we make to the local community. William Hill is proud of its economic contribution providing over 800 jobs across the South of England with half of those jobs for women and a third for those aged 18-24.”