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We won't lie, even though launched in June 2020 we didn't write a review and start recommending them until May 2022. That's because the Rob Waterhouse website and apps were pretty rubbish for a few years. Today, however, has fixed all of their previous payment and usability issues, they have introduced same game/race multis and they now offer competitive pricing across all local and offshore racing markets as well as all major sporting leagues.

Trust us, you'll want to use the code MBS when making your first deposit with! Pros & Cons

  • Updated speedmaps
  • Same game/race multis
  • Many intl racing markets
  • Had issues in the past
  • Not the deepest sportsbook
Betting variety
Mobile experience
Payment options
Betting experience
7/10 quick facts
Game TypesSportsbook
Deposit methodsCredit/Debit Card, BPAY, POLi, Cash
Withdrawal methodsCredit Card, Bank Transfer/EFT
Odds, BetMakers
Betting functionsCash Out, Multi Betting, Live Streaming, Phone Betting
AppsiOS (App Store), Android (Play Store)
SupportEmail, Live Chat
OwnerRob "Robbie" Waterhouse
Founded Year2020

Rob Waterhouse Review

The Waterhouse family has worked in and around the Australian bookmaking industry since 1898, making one of the most experienced Australian betting sites available today.

As we mentioned at the top, this experience hasn't always shown through at though. For the first two years of their time online, we recommended that punters avoid Rob Waterhouse. The site and apps were hard to use and crashed, payments didn't always go through on time, and there were just so many better options out there.

Since then though, has improved significantly. Courtesy of the BetMakers technology employed by the site and apps, Rob Waterhouse offers 5,000+ racing markets a week including Top Tote odds and exotics for all Aussie thoroughbred races.

Sports-wise, Rob Waterhouse isn't excellent but if you bet on any major codes like footy, soccer, cricket, basketball etc. then all the top Australian and international leagues are on offer at competitive prices.

Rob Waterhouse is not the best betting site in Australia, but if you want a new bookie, with a racing focus then we'd recommend giving Rob Waterhouse a go (we still rate them higher than around 80+ other Australian betting websites).

Plus, if you use the code MBS when making your first deposit then will be well worth your time.

Why we like Rob Waterhouse ✅

  • offers 5,000+ weekly racing markets from all around the world
  • now has updated speedmaps, form guides, and same race/game multis
  •'s minimum bet amount is $1 and the maximum internet payout is $25,000 (which is good for a small bookie)

Why we don't like Rob Waterhouse ❌

  • Between 2020 and 2022, had many bug and usability issues
  • doesn't have many smaller sports betting markets like player props

Rob Waterhouse Rating: 8/10 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Rob Waterhouse's updated betting website and apps have new, improved speedmaps for all Australian races as well as popular features like same game and same race multis

And what about the controversy surrounding Rob Waterhouse?
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Yes, he was found lying and cheating in the Fine Cotton substitution scam of 1984, but as far as we are concerned, after spending time in jail and having his bookmaking licence revoked, he's paid his dues.

Other quality Aussie bookies, with no controversial histories and even better odds and options, include PlayUp, BlueBet and WinnersBet. FAQs

Should I sign up with

If you bet on racing then yes, we recommend signing up for However, for sports-minded punters, we'd go for a more sports-focused betting site like Neds, Bet365 or even BlueBet.

We recommend Rob Waterhouse for racing bettors because they offer:

  • 5,000+ weekly racing markets
  • Trots, gallops and greyhounds
  • Australian, New Zealand & International events
  • Racing futures
  • Full form guides
  • Exotics
  • Same Race Multis
  • International racing streaming
  • Best Tote odds
  • Competitive fixed odds
  • Speedmaps

Can I trust

Yes! has been licensed by Liquor & Gaming NSW to operate as an online bookmaker since 2020. Before that, Rob Waterhouse became a licensed on-track bookmaker in 1972, was banned from 1984 until 2001 and has retained his licence ever since.

While this history may be a little worrying, Rob Waterhouse has operated lawfully and honestly for over 20 years now and he has paid for the mistakes in his past. We've experienced a huge improvement with Rob in just the last 2 years and in 2022, we made the decision to create a Rob Waterhouse review to help set the record straight on this bookmaker.

Why is a good betting site? is a good betting site because it offers bettors valuable features like racing speedmaps, same game/race multis, full forms guides and more.

While Rob Waterhouse's current sports betting and payment options are a little limited, you'll still find everything from AFL to F1 available to wager on as well as all Australian, and a wide range of international racing markets.

With a $1 bet minimum and above-average $25,000 maximum payout, Rob Waterhouse is a simple, competitive bookie with plenty to offer Aussie bettors.

*Be sure to use the code 'MBS' when depositing with so that you don't miss out!

Is there a Rob Waterhouse app?

Yes! Despite what you may read elsewhere the Rob Waterhouse app is available on the Australian App Store for iOS devices and from the Google Play Store for Android devices.

We recommend visiting on your phone or computer, creating an account and making your first deposit (using the code 'MBS') before getting the app though because this process is much faster and more straightforward through the Rob Waterhouse website.

How do I deposit and withdraw from offers Credit/Debit Card, BPAY, POLi and Cash deposits and Credit Card and BankTransfer/EFT withdrawals.

How can I contact can be contacted via email at or via live chat on their website or app.

Who is in the Waterhouse family?

Rob "Robbie" Waterhouse is the son of prolific Aussie bookmaker William "Bill" Waterhouse and the grandson of Charles Waterhouse who got his bookmaking licence in 1898.

Rob Waterhouse has one sister, Louise Waterhouse, and one brother, David.

Rob is Married to Gai Waterhouse, a very successful thoroughbred horse trainer and together they had a son, Tom Waterhouse, who was also a bookmaker in the early 2000's and now runs Waterhouse VC - a venture capital that invests heavily in the gaming and wagering industry.

Waterhouse Family History

Rob "Robbie" Waterhouse began bookmaking in 1972. His father William "Bill" Waterhouse is widely considered to have been the world's biggest bookmaker during the 1960s & 70s, and his father before him, Charles Waterhouse was also a local bookie at Randwick. His son, Tom Waterhouse, is now a prolific investor in the Australian gambling industry and was at a time, Australia's biggest on-track bookmaker as well.


Rob Waterhouse App

The Rob Waterhouse app is available in Australia on the Apple App Store for all iOS devices and the Google Play Store for all Android devices.

Made using the same BetMakers software as the Rob Waterhouse website, this app is solid, fast and reliable but as you would expect it isn't packed with the same level of features and functions as betting apps like Bet365, Neds and Palmerbet.

It should also be said that the Rob Waterhouse app is relatively new (which is why other bookmaker review sites say there is not a Rob Waterhouse app). It's also worth noting that in the short time that the Rob Waterhouse app has been available in Australia we have seen some major improvements with all the past issues that led to crashes and unprocessed bets/payments now resolved.

Rob Waterhouse App Pros ✅

  • Free for iPhone & Android
  • Fast, secure, reliable
  • $1 bet minimum
  • $25,000 max payout
  • Aussie-owned
  • Experienced bookie
  • Best tote odds
  • Speedmaps & full form
  • Exotics & futures
  • Same game/race multis
  • Competitive odds
  • International racing streaming

Rob Waterhouse App Cons ❌

  • Limited payments
  • Limited sports markets
  • Somewhat controversial brand
  • No phone betting
  • Support not 24/7
Rob Waterhouse App

Not the best and not the worst, the Rob Waterhouse app is still worth downloading if you're going to be placing more than a couple bets with them

Downloading the Rob Waterhouse App

How to download the Rob Waterhouse app

We recommend joining Rob Waterhouse via their website, and making your first deposit with the code 'MBS', before downloading the Rob Waterhouse Android or iOS app so that you don't miss out.

Once you've done this you can head to either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, depending on your device, to get the Rob Waterhouse app.

How to Download the Rob Waterhouse Android App

  1. Go to
  2. Create an account
  3. Deposit using code 'MBS'
  4. Go to the Play Store
  5. Search for 'Rob Waterhouse'
  6. Download the App
  7. Sign in & start betting!

How to Download the Rob Waterhouse Apple App

  1. Go to
  2. Create an account
  3. Deposit using code 'MBS'
  4. Go to the App Store
  5. Search for 'Rob Waterhouse'
  6. Download the App
  7. Sign in & start betting!

Rob Waterhouse Betting: Racing

You can expect one of the most extensive ranges of racing markets offered by any small Australian bookie at Rob Waterhouse.

Not only does Rob Waterhouse offer all Australian and NZ races across all three codes but you'll also get 20+ thoroughbred, 10+ greyhound and 5+ harness races from other intentional countries every day (depending on the season and when there are meets).

International racing meets always have fixed odds and starting price options, no matter the code as well as a simple form guide and same race multis (for gallops).

Australian racing meets also always have fixed odds, top tote win odds, and mid tote place odds as well as same race multis, exotics, full form guides and speedmaps. New Zealand races may or may not have exotics and tote odds but otherwise, they have the rest of the features mentioned.

Rob Waterhouse Racing

Even though it's only a small online bookmaker, Rob Waterhouse has more racing betting options than most other betting sites

Overall, Rob Waterhouse's fixed odds are competitive but not quite as good as PlayUp's or Unibet's.

Rob Waterhouse also offers racing futures for things like the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup, although there are not many 'less-famous' Aussie or international racing futures on offer.

Rob Waterhouse could certainly improve in these areas. Also, extra features like a racing Blackbook to save your favourite runners or a filtering option like Neds' to find the perfect type of runner you might want to back are missing.

Still, we'd recommend Rob Waterhouse for any Aussie punter that knows what they're doing and is looking to find value on any local or offshore race.

Rob Waterhouse Betting: Sports

Rob Waterhouse never was, and still isn't a sports-focused bookie.

While Rob Waterhouse does have markets for around 15 sports (depending on the season), you'll only get a handful of markets for each (around 1 to 25).

Compared to sites like Neds, Bet365 and Unibet which can offer 200 plus betting options for the most popular events like the AFL, NRL, and soccer but also US sports, tennis, golf and much more, this is a bit disappointing.

It's not all bad though, Rob Waterhouse does offer simple same game multi options as well as futures for the biggest Australian and international leagues.

Rob Waterhouse Betting

Rob Waterhouse has sports betting options for all the most popular leagues but overall these options are limited compared to other betting sites

When it comes to odds, you'll see that Rob Waterhouse is competitive but certainly not a market leader. You can expect, standard $1.90 lines for applicable betting markets.

Notably, Rob Waterhouse doesn't offer esports betting options, nor do they always have markets for less-popular events like volleyball, table tennis, and darts.

For these reasons, the Rob Waterhouse sportsbook will do just fine if you're going to bet on main AFL or NRL markets but I'd still tend to bet on sports somewhere else.

Rob Waterhouse Payment Methods

We don't expect many payment options from small Aussie-owned betting companies like Rob Waterhouse. That means that we're not disappointed (nor are we pleased) to see that Rob Waterhouse only has a couple of ways to fund and withdraw from your account.

Rob Waterhouse doesn't offer PayPal, prepaid cards or other ewallets

In fact, Rob Waterhouse only offers standard payment methods like Card, POLi, BPAY, Bank Transfer/EFT, and Cash.

Rob Waterhouse Deposit Methods

  • Credit/Debit Card (Instant)
  • POLi (Instant)
  • BPAY (1-2 days)
  • Cash (0-2 days)

Rob Waterhouse's minimum deposit amount is $10 and their minimum bet amount is $1.

Don't forget to use the code 'MBS' when making your first Rob Waterhouse deposit so that you don't miss out!

Rob Waterhouse Withdrawal Methods

  • Credit Card (1-2 days)
  • Bank Transfer/EFT (1-2 days)

Rob Waterhouse's minimum withdrawal amount is $20 and their maximum payout per bet is $25,000.

Rob Waterhouse payment options taken from their betting website

Rob Waterhouse is also an approved wagering partner of organisations like the NRL, AFL, FFA, Racing NSW, Racing Queensland and more

Rob Waterhouse Verification
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Note that you can make deposits (using the code 'MBS'!) before your account has been verified.

However, you will need to ensure that your account is verified within 14 days or it must be locked by law.

You will also need to have a verified account before you can request a withdrawal - this is because of laws that were created for anti-money laundering and age concerns.

Normally this process is completed automatically within a few hours of signing up.

If not, Rob Waterhouse will send you an email with instructions on how to verify your account. Normally, this is a matter of confirming your age, identity and/or address with a photo/copy of your ID or documents like a bank statement or utility bill.

Rob Waterhouse Contact

  • Email:
  • Live Chat: via app & website

Rob Waterhouse does not have a phone number (that we could find). Their customer support is also only available between working hours (we're not sure exactly when but they aren't available early in the morning or late at night).

Still, we found their team to be more friendly than expected (given the controversial nature of the Waterhouse name), and as well as the improvements we've seen in Rob Waterhouse over the years, this was one of the big reasons why we felt safe reccommending Rob Waterhouse to Aussie punters.

Rob Waterhouse Features

Rob Waterhouse has the basic features you'd expect from any serious Australian bookmaker including full form racing guides, same game/race multis, cash out, live streaming (of international racing only), and speedmaps.

This is more than other bookmakers in Australia but Rob Waterhouse is still missing extra (arguably more gimmicky) features like the ability to share bets with friends, save horses or events to your favourites and filter races to find your perfect runner.

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Same Race and Same Game Multis are offered by

Rob Waterhouse Betting Features

Rob Waterhouse Same Game/Race Multis

Rob Waterhouse offers same race multis for all Australian, New Zealand and international greyhound, thoroughbred and harness racing events.

More specifically, as soon as the fixed odds prices for that race are up, the same race multi option will be available.

When it comes to same game multis, these are only offered for the most popular sports like AFL, NRL, soccer, and basketball. These will also only be made available when the odds for the relevant markets are up.

More comprehensive same race multi options can be found at Neds, while the best same game multi builder is available at Bet365.

Rob Waterhouse Live Streaming

Rob Waterhouse TV gives you the ability to live stream selected international races.

This is nice but you will need a funded account to be able to watch the races.

Rob Waterhouse doesn't live stream Australian races (which Sportsbet does), and also doesn't live stream sports (Unibet and Bet365 live stream thousands of popular sports events every week).

Rob Waterhouse Form Guides

Rob Waterhouse has full, detailed form guides for all Australian and New Zealand racing meets across every code.

For international racing, Rob Waterhouse sometimes has detailed form guides but other times these are more simple showing just basic runner info and past results.

Rob Waterhouse Speedmaps

Similar to above, Rob Waterhouse offers speedmaps for all Australian and New Zealand thoroughbred races.

For other codes, and offshore meets, you will not get this feature.

Rob Waterhouse Exotics

Quinellas, Exactas, Trifectas and First 4s are available on Rob Waterhouse for all greyhound, thoroughbred and harness races in Australia and New Zealand.

You'll also find Quaddies for the most popular meets.

Exotics aren't an option for international racing meets on

Rob Waterhouse Cash Out

Rob Waterhouse lets users cash out of their bets for a reduced payout on most of the popular sporting and racing events covered.

Cash out is not available for same game/race multis.

As an alternative, Bet365 offers full, auto and partial cash out options for every bet type offered.

How to sign up and bet with Rob Waterhouse

As long as you are 18 or older and an Australian resident then you can sign up and bet with

Thanks to their software provider, BetMakers, Rob Waterhouse's sign up, deposit and betting process is smooth, simple and fast.


Go to

Visit on your phone or computer


Select 'Join' & Create Your Account

Choose the 'Join' option from the menu and then enter your personal details (name, DOB, address, phone number, email)


Use Code 'MBS' When Depsoiting

After signing up, you will be taken to the deposit page. Choose a payment option and amount and be sure to use the code 'MBS' when making your first payment


Find your Bet(s)

Use the menu to navigate to the races or sports matches that you want to bet on


Enter your stake and confirm!

Select the odds you want, then in your betslip enter the amount that you want to wager and choose 'Place Bet'

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On, you can filter between sports and horse racing options using the menu on the left-hand side of the screen. When you select a runner or event in a sports match, your bet slip will open, prompting you to enter your bet amount.

Rob Waterhouse Sign Up Bonus

Due to Australian betting regulations, we cannot advertise any Rob Waterhouse bonus to players who may not have an account yet.

Only players with an account can be shown promotions and bonuses by Rob Waterhouse. To see these you will need to be logged into your account.

After logging in, don't forget to use the code 'MBS' when you make your first deposit!

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