ABOUT TOM WATERHOUSE
Tom Waterhouse comes from a long line of bookmakers going back four generations. Tom’s father, Bill Waterhouse was the biggest bookie in the world in the 1960s and 70s. Tom’s dad, Rob is a bookmaker and part-owner of one of the world’s largest betting syndicates.
From his mum’s side, grandfather Tommy J. Smith is the most successful Australian horse trainer of all time. You might have heard of some of the horses he trained, like Tulloch, Gunsynd, Kingston Town, Redcraze and Red Anchor. Gai Waterhouse has won over 130 Group 1 races, is a Melbourne Cup winner and has trained for the Queen of England.
Tom got his own bookmakers license in 2003 and at the age of 20, rearranged his university timetable so he could field at as many tracks each week as humanly possible.
By 2008 Tom had worked up to becoming Australia’s largest and most profitable on-course bookmaker.
In 2010, Tom Waterhouse launched online wagering company TomWaterhouse.com with just three people in a dingy office at Moonee Valley Racecourse.
By the time the business was sold to William Hill in 2013, TomWaterhouse.com had 100 people and 250,000 clients. In that year, Tom Waterhouse was also the second most Googled name in Australia (behind Miranda Kerr, in case you were wondering).
In July 2014, Tom took over the CEO role at William Hill Australia operating the William Hill, TomWaterhouse.com, Centrebet and Sportingbet brands with around 500 people and one million clients.
In May 2018, William Hill sold their Australian business and Tom got the TomWaterhouse.com brand back, and we launched the tipping service straight away.
So far, it’s been a huge success for members. You can read the inaugural Gold Package annual letter.