5 People Who Got Rich from Sports Betting

Anyone who loves to place a few bets on the weekend has dreamed of turning their hobby into a full-time job.

Even more so, making millions of dollars whilst doing the full-time job they love. For some people, this dream has turned into a reality and we want to tell you all about them.

Over five articles, we are compiling a list of five people who got seriously rich from sports betting!

Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, The Man Who Introduced Sports Betting to The US

Jimmy  Snyder

To kick things off in our series of 5 People Who Got Rich From Sports Betting, we’re talking all about Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder.

Born in 1919, Jimmy The Greek lived one hell of a life until his passing in 1996. A pioneer in the sports betting industry, especially in the U.S.

But it was not an easy ride to fame for Snyder, who endured one of the worst childhoods you could imagine.

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Marco D'Angelo, The Man Who Wrote Handicap History

Marco D'Angelo, handicap king

Marco D’Angelo has been in the professional sports betting business for over 40 years, and in the 10th grade at school he was already giving presentations about handicapping in horse racing!

When D’Angelo reached the age of 17, he had already made over $5,000 from betting with $50 bills only. You could safely say that that boy had a good sense of betting from an early age.

The most impressive thing about D’Angelo is his record during the 2010 Baseball season when he made handicap history. During this season it was well-documented that he won 25 Baseball games in a row!

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Ben “Parlay” Patz, the accumulator king who’s looking at 5 years in prison

Parlay Patz.

The third name on the list is definitely the youngest, and perhaps the most controversial of them all, Ben “Parlay” Patz.

Born in 1996, Patz hasn't had too many years to bet, but he started as soon as it became legally possible. His first legal bet was actually $90 on Floyd Mayweather to beat Manny Pacquiao.

Even though he is a brilliant bettor who has made a lot of money, the headlines about him in the news lately have been about everything but betting.

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Jon Price, the betting millionaire who wants to become the “Nike of sports betting”

Steve Price

At number four on our list, we’ve got the American sports betting legend, Jon Price. Price is the owner of his own company called Sports Information Traders, which have been well-known for cashing out on some really big bets.

Jon is by many regarded as the best handicap bettor that has ever lived, and has been featured in big publication papers such as Forbes, Huffington Post and Magazine.

Even though he’s already had great success in the betting world, Jon has some huge ambitions for himself, wanting to become the “Nike of sports wagering”. But who is he?

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Steve Fezzik, the bettor who’s found an edge in live betting

Steve Fezzik winning in Las Vegas

Last but not least, we’ve made it to number five on the list, and this man is regarded by many as the best sports bettor throughout history! This is mostly due to his exceptional NFL betting skills.

We’re of course talking about the legend himself, Steve Fezzik. Steve is the only person in the world that has won the Las Vegas Hilton SuperContest twice, which for those who don’t know is regarded as the World Series of Sports Betting.

Read the full article here!

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