Terry Lillis Death – Cause of Death: Bookmaker Terry Lillis, has passed away after a long battle with illness. He was 78 years old.
Terry Lillis was best known as the first corporate bookmaker in Australia. He was the founder of the betting firm Centrebet launched in 1993. Three years later Lillis sold Centrebet to Jupiters.
Family and friends are mourning after Lillis’ death was announced.
“I am very saddened to learn today of the passing of a Northern Territory identity and long term local, Bill Yan MLA – Member for Namatjira wrote. “Terry passed away today in South Australia after losing his battle with long term illness.”
“A loyal supporter of the stable, Terry was an innovator and popular racing man who made a success out of the sport he loved over many years through bookmaking and other racing ventures. He will be missed by all and our sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and peers for their loss,” a post made via Clarken Racing’s Facebook page reads.