Sunday, May 13, 2012

Zeljko Ranogajec

Zeljko Ranogajec World's Biggest Punter
Zeljko Ranogajec is claimed to be a multi billionaire and the world's biggest punter.  Supposedly richer than both Alan Woods and Bill Benter, Zeljko Ranogajec is said to have an annual global betting turnover over $1 billion.  He is dubbed as "the biggest punter the world has ever seen or is likely to see" in the book Living And Learning With The World's Biggest Punters

Born in 1961 in Hobart, Australia to Croatian immigrants, Zeljko Ranogajec was soon recognized as another mathematical genius (which is frequent at the highest level of professional gambling) and studied Commerce and Law at the University but eventually dropped out to pursue much more lucrative activities - Blackjack then Horse Racing Betting, even Keno. 


Blackjack Hall of Fame
Belive it or not, Zeljko Ranogajec is not only a living legend of the race tracks he is also one of the greatest Blackjack player ever.  In 2011, Ranogajec was inducted into the Blackjack Hall of Fame with the following explanation: Ranogajec was one of the most prolific and innovative advantage players of all time. Starting with a few hundred dollars decades ago, his feats of winning hundreds of millions dollars in blackjack (and in other gambling ventures) have been written about in numerous publications, and he is now known as "the world's biggest punter."


World Record Keno Jackpot
In 1994, with an equivalent investment, Zeljko Ranogajec won a world record Keno jackpot of $ 7.5 million.


24/7 Gambling Operation
Reclusive, elusive, and secretive, our Australian gambling genius didn't work all by himself.  His wife, Shelley Wilson is also his business partner and he employs, directly or indirectly, a global network of between 30 to more than 100 spotters, researchers, analysts, bettors and administrators to "analyse form".  Ranogajec is aiming for small margin returns (1-2%) through analyzing endless series of numbers, percentages, statistics of races and ratings to finally placing last seconds' bets.  By himself he is responsible of 5% of the entire Australian racing pool turnover. 


Final words: Maths Makes Money!


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