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Tom Waterhouse is a bookie who seems to divide opinion in Australia where his hunger for self-publicity and marketing has not been widely appreciated.

Waterhouse has made the move from on-track, where he was Australia's biggest bagman, to online where he's taking on global conglomerates in the burgeoning internet betting industry. has about five per cent of Australia's racing and sports betting market since the website launched in 2010 and is one of Australia's largest corporate bookmakers with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Darwin. is fully licensed and regulated by the Northern Territory Government with a commitment to the complete privacy and security of customers' personal information using a variety of encryption and security devices to make the website experience a safe and enjoyable one.

Punters receive personalised customer service and a large array of wagering options on Australian and International racing and sporting events plus promotions like $250 first bet bonus, First Past The Post, Top Fluc, Best Tote and Tom's Div.

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Tom Waterhouse will give new punters up to $250 First Bet bonus, register and place a bet to get it matched with a free bet up to $250. The Bonus Bet offer is available to new customers who make a deposit and place the first bet with real money. The new account will be credited within one business day with a bonus of the same value of the first bet stake, up to the $250 bonus cap.

Punters need not worry about track protests on horse racing bets as Tom Waterhouse pays first past the post and on the official result, so there is no need to wait for Correct Weight, payments are finalised shortly after the interim dividends go up.

Customers can take a range of guatanteed best odds offers, they van have Top Fluc all the way to the jump or until a horse firms plus, Best Tote seven days a week, Starting Price Guarantee, Best of Best up to $50 per bet and Tom's Div which guarantees the bst dividend between Best Tote and Starting Price on selected races. 

Free Bets Explained:

Freebets Australia largely feature bookmakers who offer new customers an introductory free bet or bonus for registering an account and either for placing the first bet or making a first deposit. Due to the Australian Government's online gambling regulations some States and Territories are excluded from these promotions. Victorian, New South Wales, South Australian and Western Australian residents are ineligible for bookmakers' Welcome Specials but Queensland, ACT, Northern Territory and Tasmanian residents can take advantage of 'Free Bet upon Registering' promotions.

The free bet bonuses vary in amount according to the bookmaker’s own policies and are subject to terms and conditions. Customers will not receive the free bet stake with returns on winning free bets - for example if a $25 free bet wins at 3.00, the customer will receive $50.

Customers will be expected to risk real money before receiving free bets - for example place a $50 bet and receive a $50 free bet. Many bookmakers offering this type of free bet will allow customers to withdraw winnings from the free bet straightaway, but some bookmakers will ask for certain wagering requirements to be met - for example bet the amount of the free bet four times before withdrawing winnings.

Where customers receive a bonus based on the amount of the first deposit, the bonus amount will not be available for withdrawal until wagering requirements are met. The wagering requirement will involve betting the amount of the real money deposit and betting the amount of the bonus at least once and often more.

Occasionally, bookmakers may offer a risk free bet where they will refund the stake if the first bet is a loser. Sometimes such refunds may be withdrawn instantly but most are awarded as a free bet and may have wagering requirements attached.

Tom Waterhouse Website

The Tom Waterhouse website is tastefully designed with various shades of grey making it easy to differentiate certain areas, while the turquoise highlights catch the eye without being too overbearing. Links to popular sports can be found at the top of the screen enabling you to get straight to the action and place a quick bet, while access to live betting, promotions and results can be quickly navigated to via the links on the left. A slideshow of the latest offers and featured events dominates the centre of the screen obove a handy 'next to jump' section so you'll never miss a bet. The betslip is where you would expect to find it in the top right, just above a link to view your open bets.

There are a couple of extra features, such as 'Take on Tom' where you'll find regular enhanced prices on big sporting events as Tom Waterhouse lays certain selections at big odds. There's also Tom's Blog which provides insight, analysis, news and betting tips on upcoming events such as horse racing, NRL, Soccer and more provided by the mysterious 'Baron' tipster.


Punters can bet on thoroughbred racing from Australian and New Zealand plus harness racing and greyhounds, falling short of the major bookmakers which also offer betting on world wide racing from places such as Hong Kong, South Africa and the UK.

The sportsbook is not the most extensive but covers all the most popular betting markets for Australian punters with a decent range of markets on the AFL, NRL, Super 15, Cricket and Tennis with which Tom Waterhouse has developed betting partnerships. There are fixed odds available for American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Golf and other major sports.


There's only one currency option, AUD and the minimum deposit is $10. Before betting on you'll be required to deposit some funds into your account, Tom Waterhouse accept Mastercard and Visa credit/debit cards, Bank Transfer, Skrill (Moneybookers) and POLi. Customers can also use BPay and Tom Waterhouse provides its Biller code in the BPay banking section which is needed for your bank's payment portal.


The preferred contact method is Live Chat which is available round the clock. There's a toll free telephone number and email form on the website for customers not requiring an instant answer to their query.

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