Brian Kelly was not the biggest bookmaker but certainly one of the most innovative.
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Brian Oglivie was king of the Brisbane ring for 30 years from the 1960s to the 2000s.
Colin "Speed" Meyers was a popular Gold Coast bookie.
Con "Chubby" Holloway was a fearless bookmaker for decades.
Digger Lobb was the first to use calculators to balance his books.
Bookmaker Frank Burke was regarded as the biggest 'gambling bookmaker' ever to stand in Brisbane.
George Maxted was the king of the ring in the 1940s.
Jack Kelleher was considered the longest serving bookie in Brisbane.
Laurie Bricknell became one of the state's biggest bookmakers.
Lloyd Merlehan took out his licence in 1989 at the Gold Coast.
Merv Cooper was one of the most colourful characters Brisbane racing has seen.
Stan Tapsall was among the biggest betting bookie in Brisbane for 30 years.