Start Dating a gambler

Dating a gambler

"I'll toss you for it," said Mr Packer and the oilman walked away.

He found a 10 shilling note in a Tasmanian street at the turn of the century and decided to put it all on a horse.

It won and he bought himself the boat fare to the mainland where he got a job as a journalist and started to build the family's media empire.

The casinos of Las Vegas will feel that some justice has been served by the Australian's big loss.

Mr Packer's performance in the world's gambling capital has, on occasions, been rather impressive.

There's absolutely no sense, no reason he did this,” his brother Eric Paddock said in an interview outside his home in Orlando, Florida.

“He's just a guy who played video poker and took cruises and ate burritos at Taco Bell. There's no religious affiliation that we know of.” After the shooting, officers found Stephen Paddock dead with 17 guns on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where he had arrived Thursday.

Police believe Paddock acted alone in executing the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

Eric Paddock said he knew of five guns his brother kept in his safe but was shocked that a rapid-fire weapon was used in Sunday's shooting.

Mr Packer built his own successful polo team, Ellerston, which went on to win several of the world's most prestigious tournaments.

His money enabled him to recruit for his team two of the game's most outstanding players - the Argentines Gonzalo Pieres and Adolfo Cambiaso.

Friends say he has a photographic memory and the ability to calculate instantly the odds on what card the dealer will turn over next.