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Airline Bets on In-flight Gambling

2 November 2004

UK and IRELAND -- As reported by the BBC: "Dublin-based no-frills airline Ryanair has said it hopes to boost revenues by providing in-flight gambling facilities for passengers.

"Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary said he believed mid-air gambling would escape government restrictions.

"…Gambling firms are reported to have expressed an interest, although no talks are currently under way.

"The airline is hoping to adapt its in-flight entertainment system, which displays films on individual laptop-sized screens, so that passengers would also be able to gamble with credit cards…"

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