One of the latest trends taking hold of the corporate and billionaire world is that of flying casinos. Yes, you read that right. Several private jet companies are putting forward the idea of a casino that is themed on air travel, but with the added bonus of being able to fly while you gamble on roulette, poker or blackjack tables.
One company is in the process of decking out a Boeing 777 into a funky operational flying casino which will feature all the latest video slots as well as classic table games. During the golden age of air travel in the 1950s, flying was considered to be a luxury experience and many aircrafts such as the Boeing Stratoliner housed a bar where people could mingle and enjoy a few drinks. It even had a card room and while gambling was not regulated, passengers used to sit over a whiskey and a cigar to enjoy a few hands of poker.
Many companies want to bring this experience back and with the advent of huge jumbo liners where space is not an issue, it could very well be done. The Airbus A380, for example, also houses a standup bar and companies that specialise in interior designs of custom planes really want to bring that experience to life. They are convinced that there is a mainstream market for the casino in the sky and many already have direct experience in installing custom interiors for billionaire private jets that feature gaming space for the rich and famous while they are in the sky.
The airplane interior design for casinos was a big thing in the 1960s, but there are no brick and mortar casinos that operate on that theme anymore. It could be a great business idea to bring the golden age of air travel to a physical casino, but a flying casino in the sky sounds much more tempting.