High stakes – French aviation designers AirJet Designs and Designescence have teamed up to create the Casino Jet Lounge, an in-flight casino that they envision will be the next big thing in aviation.
Gambling in the air – AirJet Designs' founder, Jean-Pierre Alfano, believes in-flight casinos will appeal to passengers primarily as a social space. There are worse ways to beat leg cramps.
Gambling in the air – According to a Ryanair spokesperson, Michael O'Leary, the CEO of the budget airline is considering a new system that would allow passengers to gamble during flights.
Gambling in the air – Virgin Atlantic was the first airline to introduce standing bars on board their planes. The company considered adding in-fight casinos to its offerings, but has since abandoned the idea.
Gambling in the air – Singapore Airlines was an early advocate of sky high gambling. In 1981, they introduced slot machines on one of its flights. The experiment was short-lived, and the carrier soon removed the equipment.