Online Betting in the Friendly Skies
Looking for a new way to pass the time flying the friendly skies? Next time you fly Ryanair, you can play your favorite slot games or even poker. Ryanair, the popular Irish budget airline, signed an agreement with 888 to offer inflight online gambling. Besides the usual cash winnings, gamblers in the air will be eligible to win flight vouchers as well as an array of prizes. Ryanair and 888 are planning inflight tournaments and contests.
“Ryanair already delivers Europe’s lowest airfares and with 888.com, we now deliver the best online gaming entertainment to half a billion annual visitors to Ryanair.com,” noted the communications manager for the airline, Stephen McNamaras. “The world’s first poker tournaments featuring Ryanair flight vouchers as prize money are sure to excite gaming and travel fans throughout Europe who will find casino, bingo and sports betting on Ryanair.com,” he said.
Ryanair operates over 280 Boeing 737-800 airplanes and continues its rapid expansion. 888 Holdings, which trades on the London Stock Exchange, is considered one of the world’s most popular and successful online gaming entertainment and solution providers. The group operates a number of successful websites, including 888 Casino, 888 Sports and 888 Bingo.
Thanks to the 888 and Ryanair partnership, it is believed that a good percentage of the half a million people who visit Ryanair’s website each year will be able to enjoy the excellent games offered by this industry leader.