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Despite stalled growth in China, Brazil and Russia, a wave of newly middle-class travelers from the BRICs and beyond will start visiting international destinations in the coming decades — dwarfing the numbers we’ve seen thus far.
Most airlines will figure that electronic in-flight gambling games are enough to keep flyers entertained and forego risky situations where flight attendants have to deal with angry or euphoric gamblers.
Wheels up, chips down: a French design consortium has come up with a gambling concept that trumps a Ryanair scratchcard. An on-board casino for first and business-class passengers is on the cards.
The “Casino Jet Lounge” proposed by the Toulouse-based firms, AirJet Designs and Designescence, is “a new entertainment and social space designed for long-haul commercial flights”. The concept features a bar-lounge area, already familiar to premium passengers on some airlines, with the new twist of a proper blackjack table – bringing new meaning to the term Flight 21.