Ryanair flights to become casinos, may also fly some place
The day of the week has a "y" in it, so it must be time for more Ryanair news, courtesy of Sky Captain O'Leary. What more could the man possibly do to strip passenger pockets bare? He could let them play Blackjack, obviously. The chief executive has said that the budget airline will soon be offering passengers in-air gambling on some flights.
Although the minutiae of the deal has yet to be ironed out, O'Leary claims that it's all in the name of keeping those air fares low by raising extra revenue. It'll also help stop Ryanair's fortunes sliding further into the red; Ryanair recently reported annual losses of £155 million, compared with profits of around £400 million for the previous year.
Gambling Online reports that for the in-flight gambling system to be operational it must take place in international airspace, since the killjoys at the UK Gambling Commission won't issue premises licenses for aircraft. However the Sky Captain (rumoured to be promoted to Sky Marshall as early as Tuesday next week) has said he doesn’t see any issues. It's expected that Jackpot Joy will be supplying the gambling services since they already provide cash prize competitions on the Ryanair website.
What do you think? Would you welcome the chance to play a few hands of poker on your way to Barcelona*?
* Girona or Salou, not actually Barcelona