That the budget airline Ryanair have plans for an in-flight online gambling system is nothing new. Already back in 2005, Michael O'Leary, chief executive at Ryanair had these kinds of ideas. He believed that revenue from gaming and gambling could eventually do away with the need for air fares. But not until now, 4 years later, these plans are highly topical.
All gambling activity on Ryanair planes need's to take place in international airspace, if the gambling system is being implemented. If Ryanair break this law, they will have big trouble with the UK gambling commission that doesn't issue premises licenses for aircrafts. However Michael O'Leary is not worried that there will be any kind of problems with the license, and if everything goes as planned, the online gambling system will be launched in 3-4 years.
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