The online casino industry has generated a large number of millionaires and billionaires. In Europe, the owners of Bet365, the Coates family, have emerged as the toppers of the Sunday Times list of richest people. Their company Bet365, which offers casino, poker, and sports betting services, has built them a fortune worth £1.2 billion, which is much more than the combined fortunes of Elton John, The Queen, David Beckham, and Jamie Oliver.

peter coatsPictured above is Peter Coates

 

European Casino Entrepreneurs

Several casino owners feature in the above mentioned rich list. Although they do not come in the top 25, they do come in the top 1000. The owners of Betfred, which offers a wide range of gambling products such as casino, poker, and sports betting, are worth £950 million. Ruth Parasol, the founder of PartyGaming, and Russ Deleon are worth as much as £740 million. Noel Hayden of Gamesys occupies the 440th position in the rich list as he has amassed a gambling fortune worth £213 million. And this is just mentioning a few of them.

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Pictured above is Ruth Parasol

 

Steve Wynn

Although worth only $1.3 billion, Steve Wynn’s Resorts Limited is one of the most prestigious gambling companies in Las Vegas. Wynn is the man behind casino properties such as Mirage, Golden Nugget, Treasure Island, Bellagio, Encore, and Wynn. Steve Wynn, who inherited a simple bingo hall in Maryland from his father, succeeded in converting it into a billion-dollar gambling business. Now that Nevada and New Jersey have legalized online gambling, Wynn is making plans to expand into the online gambling world.

With his casino-generated wealth, Wynn has purchased houses all over the globe, vintage cars, and expensive jewelry. He is also the proud owner of Allegro, a 187-foot-long yacht, one of the biggest in the world.

steve wynnPictured above is Steve Wynn

 

Caesars Interactive

While speaking about online casino entrepreneurs who made big money, one cannot miss Caesars Interactive Entertainment Incorporated, the owner of the internationally acclaimed World Series of Poker (WSOP). The company operates a total of six gambling sites, including the WSOP and 888 brands. Founded in May 2009 by Caesars Entertainment, Caesars Interactive’s most successful social game is Slotomania, which has made big money on the Android, Facebook, and iOS platforms.

Other companies that make big money with online casinos are William Hill Plc, Ladbrokes, 888, Zirconium Gaming, Paddy Power, 32Red Plc, Unibet, Bwin.party, Stan James Plc, and Main Street Vegas Group. You can check out reviews of online casinos owned and operated by these companies at Gambling Land.