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Updated on May 19th 2022, 5:32:10 pm

Top 5 Most Famous Sports Bettors in the World

Take a look at the top 5 most famous sports bettors in the world. Sports betting is a mixture of luck, skill and applying your mind.

This is a topic which is new to me and I am sure to a lot of you so let’s explore this together as we were about the most famous sports bettors in the world. Firstly sports betting is something which is done by people on various sporting events like Cricket matches, Football matches, NFL matches, Combat sports betting etc. They bet on a team or a person who they think will win and then place that bet and if that person or team wins they get a lot of money. Sports betting is a mixture of luck, skill and applying your mind.

Before we get into the list of the most famous sports bettors let’s see what are the common features that these sports bettors have. First is Trial and Error and this is most common because no bettor gets success every time they try it so they fail and learn and then try something else and finally they master the art of sports betting. Second is Being Disciplined and having self control, it’s good to have confidence but it’s important to not be foolish and be wise and take minimum risk and getting small wins because small wins are more important than incurring a big loss. Third and probably most important is Research, the bettors do research about everything from players to teams to win and loss history etc which gives them a better idea of how to bet. So with that all being said let’s get into the 5 Most famous sports bettors in the world

Billy Walters

Billy Walters is regarded as the most famous sports bettor of all time and he started sports betting in the 1980s which is 40 years ago. Billy Walters was born on 15th July 1946 in Kentucky. He joined the Computer Group which used computer analysts to analyze sports outcomes. He had a 39 year betting year in which he had only 1 losing year and he had an unbelievable 30 Years winning streak and such streaks are not there in actual sports even. Billy Walters bet on basketball games, NFL games and college football matches. One time he won $3.5 million dollars in the Superbowl by Betting on the New Orleans Saints. Billy Walters claimed that he could make between $50 million to $60 million in a good year.

Bob Voulgaris

The next person on our list is Bob Voulgaris and he was also one of the most famous sports bettors in the world. He was born on 4th July 1975 and is a Greek Canadian. His Betting career started when he was just 25 years old and he has been better on NBA matches since the 1990s and he became one of the most famous NBA Bettors ever. He had amassed a fortune and was betting $1 million dollars on a single day of NBA Matches. Other than that he also loved Poker and he won $3.090 million via poker betting by September 2020.

Bill Benter

The third person on our list is Bill Benter abs he was a prominent bettor on Horse racing which is one of the most famous betting sports in the world. Bill Benter was born in 1957 and then and he has earned $1 billion by betting on horse racing since 1984. In 1984 he moved to Hong Kong and then started with $150,000 and he used a mathematical formula to choose race winners. He is still Betting on horse races and earning a fortune.

Tony Bloom

Tony Bloom is a sports bettor who and he is nicknamed The Lizard. He was born on 20th Match 1970 and he was an expert in Poker and he made back to back finals in the first Poker World tour events. His first major win came in 2004 January when he won A$420,000 in the Australasian Poker Tournament then he had a fourth place finish in the 2005 World Series of Poker Tournament Champions. In 2008 his earnings exceeded $1.5 million.

Zelijko Ranogajec

The last person we will talk about is this man who was born on 22nd May 1961 in Tasmania Australia. He is a gambler who started his career with Blackjack in the 1980s and he was one of the most prolific players of his time. Then in 1994 Ranogajec won a big $7.5 million Keno Jackpot which was his first big success. Ranogajec then got into Horse racing and he accounts for 6-8% of Australian Bookmaker TabCorp’s $10 billion annual revenue. After leaving Australia he got into Horse racing beta and became very successful in Europe.