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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3802 posts, RR: 51
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Just wondering: Why dont airlines earn some extra cash by offering casino gambling on their overseas flights? There wouldnt even be any laws against it, since it is over international waters. If there are casino cruises, why are there no casino flights?
Any thoughts?


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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

I recall reading that they wanted to do this out of Israel with a 747-200 a few years back but for some reason it never happened...

Greg



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User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

One of the proposals for the A380 has been to put a casino on it, but most likely they will just put more seats. The fact is, unless you have a high roller on board, seats will likely bring more revenue


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User currently offlineAirBuffalo From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

Interesting thought.... and pretty easy to do since many international flights already have PTVs that offer free games like blackjack, etc, along with credit card swipe technology for the duty free and/or airphone. In this way, they could implement something like an online casino at very low cost without sacrificing seats.

My guess: security and liability issues. A lot of people don't react well to loosing money while gambling (to say the least). This could be at the least disruptive and at the worst unsafe as someone erupts over loosing a bit of money. As far as liability, I'd guess lawyers could make the case that "forcing" a gambler to sit in front of a gambling device for and entire 8 hour flight is taking unfair advantage of a captive audience (remember, anyone can sue anyone for anything in the good old USA!)

It could also be offensive to some passengers.

As far as a real casino with slot machines (heavy!) and tables, it ain't gonna happen. WAAAAY too expensive to dedicate the floor space that could be used for seats.





User currently offlineNjdevilsin03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 727 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

Also wouldnt it cause people to stand up during the flight and could therefore be very risky to passenger safety and then what about on days when its a very turbulent flight and you can't move about the cabin then it would be a money losing flight for the airline as well!


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User currently offlineBigblack From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

I spend enough on drinks. That's all I need. I'll be broke before the flight lands!


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User currently offlineAERoc From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

If it were to become legal why dont they imcorperate the the "casino" into the personal inflight tv's? All the PAX has to do is swip thier credit card and start playing. If they win they could collect the cash when they land somehow. Sounds interesting. Just know when to stop when using a credit card!!!!

User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1724 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

SQ tried slot machines in the back of some of it's 742 back around 1980.

They used aluminum coins and took 10 percent off the top profit.


User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1184 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

With current technology (coinless, paper vouchers to claim winnings, ability to make smaller, lighter equipment) I think it's a matter of time before we see them onboard.
Excessive gambling could be easily curbed by posting limits on the amount of money you can charge against your credit card number on any one flight. Yes, people have more than one but it would still set a limit.
If you want the real casino "experience" you would lay out the machines against a wall (the galley, for example) and place seats with belts against them. Or you can just use the logical choice, PTVs.
It's coming, I'm betting on it (pardon the pun)
FLY2LIM



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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4963 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1349 times:

"As far as liability, I'd guess lawyers could make the case that "forcing" a gambler to sit in front of a gambling device for and entire 8 hour flight is taking unfair advantage of a captive audience (remember, anyone can sue anyone for anything in the good old USA!)"
would a disclaimer cover that?

I think it's a good idea, although someone mentioned the fact that people could get pi$$ed off for losing money and could annoy oter passengers.



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User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

It is not about anybody being able to sue for everything, because you can't. Sure you can file, but it will be tossed so fast your head will spin. Also, they make an exception to the American rule and shift costs if it is frivolous. A gambling addict could actually have a very good case, as with any addiction, forcing an addict in front of the addiction can trigger a massive response. This would be true of airplane gambling, as you are forced to sit there.


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User currently offlinePhxinterrupted From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

"(remember, anyone can sue anyone for anything in the good old USA!)"

Yeah, that's one of the virtues of living in a democracy, thanks.




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