- Category : 1982-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 2
Australian bookmaker and the CEO of William Hill Australia. Waterhouse is a fourth generation bookmaker, and the great grandson of one of the first official bookmakers in Australia.
His grandfathers on both sides were involved in the racing industry. William "Bill" Waterhouse was a successful bookmaker in the 1960s and 1970s. The late trainer Tommy J. Smith, trained 279 Group One winners, including two Melbourne Cup winners.
After obtaining his bookmaking licence Tom Waterhouse began working as a bookmaker on course in 2003. By 2008, Waterhouse was Australia's biggest on-track bookmaker, holding more than $20 million over four days at the Melbourne Cup carnival, more than all the other bookmakers combined.
In May 2013, Waterhouse was directed by NSW Racing stewards to keep his bookmaking business clearly separate from the training business of his mother Gai Waterhouse, to avoid public perceptions of a conflict of interest.
Waterhouse is a regular contributor on many sports-related television and radio programs, as well as various newspapers and magazines. He is the co-host of Sportsline on Sky Business, and the racing-focused Two Cups and a Plate on TVN.