Kerry Packer was one of the most influential men in Australia. He was a media tycoon and owned the leading Television channel and Australian publishing company Australian Consolidated Press. In his free time from work, he was an amateur player. In 1995 he was playing $250,000 per blackjack hand at the MGM Grand. Long story short, at the end of the evening he left the casino with a $20 million profit.
The famous Spiderman actor has a passion for gambling, but not many fans knew that Tobey participated in underground poker rings with famous actors like Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Leonardo DiCaprio. In their team was a crooked hedge fund manager, Brad Ruderman. Sadly, for Ruderman, his former clients sued him for spending $35 million of investment money. While investigating the case, the FBI discovered the Hollywood poker ring. According to unofficial sources, Tobey Maguire won about $30-$40 million from Brad Ruderman.
The British billionaire and Chief Executive of SportsDirect.com also enjoyed playing roulette. Once, in 2008, he entered the exclusive London Mayfair casino to play his favorite roulette and made a £480,000 bet. Over the following 15 minutes, he won an £820,000 profit, thanked the dealer with the words, "That'll do me, thanks very much" and left. Interesting fact, he only bets on his favorite number, 17. Seems that fortune worked in his favour.
The casino field attracts people because of its many opportunities to win. It makes people believe in Lady Luck, that their ticket or next pull will change their lives forever. Usually people only dream of instantly becoming millionaires, but in the real world there are a lot of truly inspiring stories of people winning the prize of their lives. In this article you will read about the incredible luck of people hitting the jackpots and making a mark in casino history.