James Packer appearing in the Crown inquiry (Image: Supplied)

Australians are being given a rare glimpse into the world of James Packer and it's even more bizarre than we imagined. 

Israeli billionaires, secret deals with mysterious financiers and threats of Mossad-trained enforcers -- and that’s before you get to allegations surrounding Chinese crime gangs and money laundering. 

The reclusive billionaire has spent only a few hours in the stand at the NSW inquiry into Crown casino and already it is shaping up as a defining moment in the Packer family saga.