William Hill has recently announced to the world that it will be withdrawing all of its online betting and gaming services from China. This change will come into effect on Monday 19th August, 2013.

This basically means that all residents from China will no longer be able to access their William Hill gambling accounts and they won't be able to use any of the services which are currently being offered by this leading operator. This is a decision which is due to last for the foreseeable future and they claim that the reason for this decision is due to 'regulatory reasons beyond their control'.

After this proposed date, all Chinese player betting accounts will be frozen and punters will no longer be able to use the William Hill Sportsbook services or any of their other gaming rooms.

William Hill is a cross-platform gambling portal which offers numerous different products and services such as William Hill Sportsbook & Racebook, William Hill Vegas Casino, William Hill Casino (online casino), William Hill Bingo, William Hill Poker, William Hill Live Casino, William Hill Skill (soft gaming content), William Hill Virtual (virtual betting events) and more recently added was William Hill Mobile.

Any players from China who have an existing account with William Hill are being encouraged to check their accounts and to withdraw any outstanding balances that they may have, preferably before Monday 19th. Registered members with cash in their account will need to log in, click on the 'My Account' button and then click on the 'Withdraw' button to start the withdrawal process.

Players are also being encouraged to contact the William Hill customer services department should they encounter any kind of technical issue or should they have any general query regarding this issue. William Hill also plans to keep players up to date with any other changes that may come into effect.

This latest news from William Hill will not affect UK players in any way, or players from any other countries. Only those who will be affected after August 19th will be customers from China. All other non-Chinese residents will still be able to log in to their account and use William Hill's products and services as per usual.

It should become clearer over the coming weeks/months why this decision has been made and as soon as we hear anything, we will let you know.