A man who derives a living from their own finacial assets or has other sources of irregular income leaving them financially secure without any typical employment, duties, or financial responsibilities. Such a man may be self-made, or they may be the result of inheritance, a trust fund baby, or an "idiot son". A true gentleman of leisure enjoys a high quality of life involving mostly recreation and leisure activity, and often prides himself as a playboy, adventurer, or a gentleman gambler. While most are wealthy enough to remain without occupation they will often portray occupation with some line of work such as an investor, speculator, business owner, professional gambler, or even being involved in some sort of illegal or illicit trade.
After making rediculous amounts of money by selling his design to a large company, Tom now fancies himself a gentleman of leisure. He spends most days hanging around the pool reading The Wall Street Journal, and spends his nights at the club either drinking with ladies or playing high stakes poker in the back room.
1. A book written by "Oklahoma Johnny" Hale that tells his story from his humble beginnings as a poor country boy to his successes in business to his wild gambling days playing high stakes poker.
2. A term used to describe an older wealthy man who now lives as a professional high stakes gambler, or is just involved in high stakes gambling on a regular basis. His true wealth may be a product of his success at gambling or other unrelated business ventures, or could even be inherited. The gentleman gambler may at times be viewed as a gentleman of leisure and he often prides himself as a true gentleman, honest and fair, but also as a cool and calm player with many years of gambling experience.
Santos is a true gentleman gambler who has been playing poker all his life. Always brings a lot of money to the table and is very generous, but is still respectful of the other players.