Billy Walters is known for being the greatest sports bettor of all time. He commands respect from every prominent bookmaker in the world and is known for being a philanthropist.
FRANK "LEFTY" ROSENTHAL
“When Frank bets, the betting Establishment salutes” -Sports Illustrated
Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal was an American professional sports bettor and former Las Vegas casino executive who was known for blending charisma with customer service to casino patrons.
He was portrayed by Robert DeNiro in the popular movie, Casino.
Roxy was the preeminent oddsmaker in the 1980s and 1990s. He introduced mathematical formulas and computer models to the industry, as well as revolutionizing the technology for updating odds to 100’s of sports books, newspapers, and media outlets.
Bob Martin was known as the nation’s premier oddsmaker for decades. He set the bar for the standard of excellence of the Las Vegas line.
Jackie Gaughan started his gambling career as a bookmaker in Omaha, Nebraska. He created the first ever sportsbook inside of a casino at the Union Plaza.
CHARLES KLINE MCNEIL
Charles McNeil was a famous sports bettor who is known for inventing/ popularizing the point spread. He had winning years in 25 out of 27 seasons betting on college football, and was a mathematics teacher to President John F Kennedy.
Jack Franzi was not only a terrific bookmaker, but a great handicapper/bettor as well. He knew the value of credible information and how to maximize that information.
Jimmy Vaccaro was the first bookmaker to introduce halftime and quarter wagering. He helped accelerate the expansion of sports betting in Nevada when the Barbary Coast opened in 1979.
Scotty Schettler is one of the most beloved and respected bookmakers ever. Started the famous Stardust lottery, allowing everyone a fair chance to bet openers. He accepted all customers, regardless of how sharp they were.
William E. Baxter Jr. is an American professional poker player and sports bettor. He is known as being the best all around gambler. Billy Baxter was a major force on introducing halftime betting as we know it today. He successfully fought the US government to allow citizens the ability to file their taxes as a “Professional Gambler”.