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Israel to launch flying casino
May 28, 2002 11:48 AM   Subscribe

Israel to launch flying casino Ah...there he goes again. No. This is not about middle east chaos. This is gambling for "high stakes"--casino in the air. Claimed to be a first, can this sort of thing "take off" and be established in other countries? Would you try this form of gambling?
posted by Postroad (10 comments total)

 
Tons of money in a plane taking off from a country perpetually at war.

Sounds pretty safe.
posted by eyeballkid at 11:51 AM on May 28, 2002


It would make roulette an interesting exercise in physics.

And I'm not sure I want to be sitting next to an unstable gambling addict who just lost the rent and is scraping the nadir of despair.

On another tack, though, this could be the start of airline class-mobility. You start in coach and try to win enough to get into business, then first class.
posted by Kafkaesque at 11:57 AM on May 28, 2002


I wouldn't try it in Israel.
posted by vbfg at 12:10 PM on May 28, 2002


The payout must be very low to compensate for the cost of operating 747s as they fly around in circles. And will people continue to do this when/if peace finally does come back to the Middle East and Israelis once again flock to the Oasis casino in Jericho?
posted by laz-e-boy at 12:49 PM on May 28, 2002


Living in Israel is already a gamble.

In more important news, Israel launched a spy satellite to keep track of the many rats on its borders.
posted by ParisParamus at 2:57 PM on May 28, 2002


"The ruling is destructive to Israeli business and culture. Especially today, when the attention of Israelis has been turned to the devastating results of gambling culture, it is more and more clear that the discussion of legalizing gambling should be removed from the agenda."

I didn't know gambling was illegal in Israel; anyone know what this line is referring to?
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 3:40 PM on May 28, 2002


Being dehydrated in a cramped cabin while fucking bells and dingers of every sort incessantly wail away, losing money, without option of escape, sounds like LOADS of fun.
posted by sharksandwich at 5:15 PM on May 28, 2002


I would do it if it were a dirigible. I've always wanted to ride in a Zeppelin. :)
posted by dejah420 at 6:18 PM on May 28, 2002


Bad idea, not to mention the bad timing for such an idea.
posted by Down10 at 12:42 AM on May 29, 2002


Especially today, when the attention of Israelis has been turned to the devastating results of gambling culture
I'm curious, also. Is this a reference to Arabs? I'm familiar with Islamic religious practices, but not with the corners of their culture.

Where are our Arab friends on this?
posted by a_green_man at 1:15 AM on May 29, 2002


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