Airbus Talks Mile-High Casinos

Super jumbo A380s could soon be outfitted for gambling
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2008 2:55 AM CST
Airbus Talks Mile-High Casinos
The Airbus A380 is the world's biggest passenger plane, boasting 50% more floor space than the Boeing 747.   (Associated Press)

A plane flight could soon be a big gamble. Airbus is considering turning some of its super-jumbo jets into airborne casinos, Breitbart reports. The hulking A380 passenger plane is the world's largest, boasting 50% more floor space than Boeing's 747. That's the kind of space that's needed for a mile-high casino, which Airbus says could premiere as soon as 2012.

Airbus won't reveal the interested customers in its hand, but all bets are on Asian buyers hoping to exploit a gaming surge. Gambling revenues from southern China recently exceeded the amount raked in on the Las Vegas strip. Not to be outdone, casino operator Las Vegas Sands plans to launch VIP flights with baccarat tables between Hong Kong and Vegas. (Read more gambling stories.)

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