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Top 10 Richest Gamblers In The World

1. Kerry Packer – $5 Billion

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Fortunately for Packer, he also had the occasional hot streak. Perhaps his greatest gambling achievement came in May 1995 when he won $20 million in only 40 minutes by playing several games of $250,000 stake blackjack at once.

2. Tony Bloom – $1.5 Billion


Over the years this hobby has won him around $2.5 million and has seen him play in some huge tournaments including the World Poker Tour and Poker Million IX where he finished second.

3. Bill Benter – $1 Billion

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In partnership with another gambler, Alan Woods, Benter began building an algorithm that could predict a horse’s chance of winning with incredible accuracy.

After a few difficult years and some tweaking, his model eventually began to earn him tens of millions of dollars per year.

4. Edward Thorp – $800 Million

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During his first weekend trying the technique he won $11,000 and after seeing that it was effective, he decided to publish a book explaining his techniques.

5. Alan Woods – $500 Million

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Alan Woods was a former partner of Bill Benter and made his money in a similar way.

They both started out counting cards, and even worked on the same team at one point..

6. Zeljko Ranogajec – $420 Million

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Mainly focusing on horse racing, Ranogajec’s syndicate is said to place bets worthover $3 billion per year.

7. Billy Walters – $200 Million

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Apparently, Walters used to bet huge amounts of money on these small teams with one employee recalling a $250,000 wager he placed on NCAA Division I basketball team, Old Dominion.

8. Dan Bilzerian – $200 Million

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Bilzerian maintains that he now only plays poker in underground, private games. And, if you believe him, Bilzerian can earn up to $50 million in one night.

9. David Walsh – $200 Million

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Walsh matched this intelligence with bravery and once bought$11 million worth of lottery tickets to win a $60 million jackpot.

10. Phil Ivey – $100 million

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According to some stories, Ivey is supposed to have beaten Beal out of $16.6 million in one single game.

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