Ryanair attempts to bring Vegas to 30,000 feet
Apparently, the new anti-gambling laws don’t bother Ryanair. Now that you can drink, watch shows, and play poker inflight, the only difference between Ryanair and Las Vegas are the lapdances.
The low-budget airline plans to boost profits by joining up with a leading Internet gaming company, Jackpotjoy.com, in order to allow fliers to gamble in-flight. Ryanair’s Chief Executive, Michael O’Leary said he hoped the move could boost non-ticket profits by five percent.
Personally, as someone who spends flights either bored out of his mind or heavily intoxicated, I would prefer an addictive activity to pass the time that doesn’t hurt my liver quite so much. Inflight gambling on poker and blackjack will not be allowed on US flights however, because it is illegal.