Zeljko Ranogajec – Australian Gambler
Zeljko Ranogajec is an Australian gambler, known as the biggest sports gambler in the world. His annual turnover is estimated to be $1 billion and he doesn’t just restrict his activities to betting on horse races but also bets on many other sports events, and sometimes even participates into some of casino tournaments. The estimated billionaire gambler is known to be very secretive when it comes to gambling on horse racing. However, insiders in the racing industry consider him to be the biggest racing gambler in the world. Pronounced as Jelko, Zeljiko is one of the most successful professional gamblers of all times. Born in 1961 in Horbat Australia, Zeljko Ranogajec parents were Croatian immigrants. Originally, he studied at University of Tasmania to be a lawyer after which he transferred his activities to New South Wales.
Being a Casino Gambler
Zeljko Ranogajec started his career of betton in casinos. His skills in Blackjack could help him to become inducted in Blackjack Hall of Fame in San Diego at Barona Casino. Zeljko Ranogajec won the world record keno jackpot of a staggering amount $7.5 million in 1994. Even though he had placed a bet higher than the amount offered in the jackpot, his accumulative win, especially including minor prizes and the many rebates he got financially benefited the professional gambler in a major way.
Just like any other king in the world of racing such as William Benter, the gambling career of Zeljko Ranogajec started off as a mere small time counter of cards at a casino especially on Blackjack table. Few years later, he became a well-known person by most Australian casinos in East coast. He later dropped out from University and decided to concentrate on horse racing. Later on the started to visit gambling events in other countries, and that made him an international gambler. Insiders in the horse racing industry believe strongly that he also bets in other horse racing markets that are more profitable like England, Japan, New Zealand, America and Hong Kong.
The Luckiest Player in the Wolrd
With his annual global betting expenses being estimated at more than $1 billion, Zeljko Ranogajec, who is believed to be an Australian mathematics genius, is undoubtedly one of the most successful gamblers in the world. He has seriously come quite a long way ranging from being a casino card counter to being an iconic figure in gambling. In fact, he alone is estimated to account for slightly well over 5 percent of the total turnover in Australian racing pool. Zeljko Ranogajec currently has Sydney as his residence but he constantly visits all of the most known gambling events all over the world. He is believed to be a mysterious man in his own right and has offices located not just in Sydney but also in overseas and has a staff of more than 100 people. A part of his staff comprises of researchers who are charged with the responsibility of analyzing the racing world to ensure that his gambling activities are as successful as possible in the global scene.