Kerry Packer was born in Sydney on 17 December 1937. He was an Australian media tycoon and was one of the world’s greatest gamblers. He was renowned for gambling away up to $200 million and in the casino industry this type of gambler is known as a whale. He was also extremely generous, and unlike many high rollers he did not expect casino bosses to jump through hoops for him, his requests were minimal with nice rooms for himself and his entourage and a vacant table waiting for him.
Packers Gambling career
Packer not only gambled in casinos, and no doubt tried his luck online at australianonlinecasinosites.com and other online casino destinations but with his marriage as well. He had extramarital affairs with several women including the model Carol Lopes who reportedly committed suicide after being shunned by him.
Packer gambled for stakes that kick-started the adrenal glands of even the most jaded casino executives. Gambling was Kerry Packer’s passion, and due to no lack of money, he could wager stakes as high as the moon and be known as a hit and run player because he generally quit while he was ahead. He was a brilliant entrepreneur, an astute stock market investor and a ruthless and aggressive negotiator who terrorised casinos.
It is reported he once lost 28.2 million in Blackjack losses to a London Casino and later that year the Bellagio raked in 33.3 million of his cash. He was also a very generous man and would often give his entourage a $100 000 bankroll. Another memorable occasion highlighting Packer’s generosity was when he paid off a waitress’s mortgage. Did he play on jeux de casino enligne and the like too, I wonder. Furthermore, on a separate occasion he noticed a Blackjack dealer was moved from the high limit pit to a regular pit, Packer placed $20 000 bets on each spot and told the dealer he could keep all the winnings from that round.
He finally passed away on the 26 December 2005 from kidney failure nine days after his 68th birthday. Terry Packer lived life to the fullest, and his legacy will live on for years to come.