What can we learn from the world’s biggest gamblers?
While they obviously have some things in common, the world’s biggest gamblers are a diverse bunch.
Our features on the world’s biggest gamblers cover not only some of racing and sport’s biggest-ever punters, but also those who found an edge in other forms of gambling, such as card and casino games.
On top of this, we have features on other very well-known figures who may not actually be among the world’s biggest gamblers in the traditional sense, but whose success in other fields demonstrates some of the virtues and qualities that are apparent in successful punters.
The World's Biggest Gamblers
- Stanford Wong: The Mystery Man
- Alan Woods: The Playboy Punter
- Andrew Black: The Creator of Betfair
- Archie Karas: Turning $50 into $40 million
- Bill Benter: The father of data-based betting
- Bill Gates: Unlikely betting lessons
- Billy Walters: Rags to riches
- Blair Hull: Blackjack Ace to Market Mogul
- Bob Voulgaris: Mega NBA punter
- Chris Moneymaker: Humble Accountant To Poker Millionaire
- Daniel Negreanu: Kid Poker
- David Walsh: Lessons from a billion-dollar bettor
- Deane Lester: Punting pointers
- Dominic Beirne: Punting pointers
- Doyle Brunson: Poker Legend
- Ed Thorp: the man who started it all
- Elihu Feustel: Punting pointers
- Harry Findlay: the larger-than-life punter
- James Grosjean: Beyond Counting
- James Jordan: Punting pointers
- Wall Street icon Jim Grant on betting
- Legendary investor John Templeton on punting
- Kerry Packer: Australia's highest roller
- Matthew Benham: Master of sports odds
- Michael Kent: The brains behind the Computer Group
- What can Mike Tyson teach us about punting?
- MIT Blackjack Team: How to gamble if you must
- Paul Makin: Punting pointers
- Ray Dalio: Tips from a billionaire bettor
- Robbie Waterhouse: Punting pointers
- Todd Fuhrman: Punting pointers
- Tony Bloom: The Lizard
- Vince Accardi: The Godfather of sectional times
- Winston Churchill's wisdom - applied to punting
The Betting Academy
Aussies love a bet. Many of us are introduced to betting at a young age, maybe getting a couple of dollars from mum or dad for a flutter on the Melbourne Cup.
For adults in Australia, betting is everywhere. It’s never been quicker or easier: just reach for your phone, and you have endless racing and sports betting options right there, from bookmakers all desperate for your dollars.
But we think there’s something missing.
Many of us spend a lot of time and money on the punt, over years and decades.
Yet there really is nothing in place that actually teaches people how betting really works.
How betting markets are framed, how form study really works, and how profitable punters actually manage to make money (first hint: it’s not through good luck).
Even in racing, an industry which survives on punters spending their money, there’s precious little available to help them out: to help them understand how it all works and what they need to do if they don’t wish to simply bleed cash.
So it’s time for some proper betting education, where you can learn to bet instead simply learning to lose. It’s The Betting Academy.