Offers Inflight Gambling to Airlines
In a move designed to strengthen its position as the inflight
entertainment (IFE) industry's leading game designers
and developers, eFlyte announced the introduction of their
latest product for the airline industry -- inflight gambling.
the conclusion of a two year development program, the
company believes that the time is now right, from both
a technological and financial perspective, to launch gambling
on the world's international airlines.
inflight gambling system developed by eFlyte can be easily
installed, requiring no upfront costs and is supported
by a comprehensive data tracking and financial management
system to process the credit card transactions.
David Morgan, CEO of eFlyte, "We believe that the
time is right for inflight gambling to be introduced.
A combination of factors influenced our decision to launch
now. eFlyte's software architecture is proven, the new
generation of IFE platforms are totally compatible with
our software, while financial back office support has
been validated to ensure the efficiency and reliability
of the transaction processing. In addition, a number of
international airlines have expressed interest in being
updated on the feasibility of inflight gambling after
all the excitement of nearly a decade ago."
intends to provide airline passengers a fun, challenging
way to pass time on long flights, with the added bonus
of accumulating winnings while relaxing at 35,000 feet.
The system will have strict player controls, with access
by the swipe of a credit card which will be credited or
debited in the same way as any other credit card transaction.
Continued Morgan, "The idea is to provide airline
passengers with a low-stakes gambling environment that
will co-exist with movies, audio tracks and even our own
to Dan Harris, President of eFlyte, "The airline
industry has always been enthusiastic about the revenue
generation potential of inflight gambling. Accordingly,
during the WAEA conference in Hamburg, we will meet with
companies interested in introducing our program."
is dedicated to the development, implementation and operation
of inflight entertainment products and services with a
growing portfolio of inflight software that includes messaging,
destination guides, games and 3D technology.
Vegas Sands Corp. Announces Plans to 'Usher in New Era
of Entertainment' in Singapore
Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Looking to position
Singapore as a leading international tourism destination,
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS - News) today announced
a global strategic partnership with Clear Channel Entertainment
(CCE) as part of its proposal to build an integrated resort
and casino in Singapore.
"The partnership with Clear Channel Entertainment
represents our efforts to usher in a new era of entertainment
in Singapore and position the country as a unique, global
entertainment and tourism hub," said Mr. William
Weidner, president and chief operating officer of Las
Vegas Sands Corp. "Our successful business model
of providing first-rate entertainment, world-class meeting
and convention facilities, luxurious accommodations, extensive
leisure and recreational activities, world-class dining
and shopping, and event venues that provide global exposure,
is the formula necessary to synergize and energize Singapore's
current tourism infrastructure and draw visitors from
around the world."
Las Vegas Sands Corp. is successful in its bid for Singapore's
Integrated Resort in Marina Bay, visitors and Singaporeans
alike could expect Clear Channel to draw from an extensive
range of productions like THE LION KING, HAIRSPRAY, CHICAGO,
and THE PRODUCERS, or world-class musical acts like Madonna,
U2, Sting, The Rolling Stones, and NSYNC. Clear Channel
also specializes in a wide-variety of family entertainment
shows, museum exhibitions, and specialized sports and
motor sports events and televised events for a global
Weidner added, "Together with Clear Channel Entertainment,
we hope to offer a multitude of shows and events that
will cater to a wide-variety of audiences. Las Vegas Sands'
experience as a leading international resort developer
and Clear Channel Entertainment's expertise in delivering
world- class entertainment is a winning combination that
will make Singapore a more exciting place to live, work
and play, and highlight the country as a global destination
for excitement and entertainment."
Singapore partnership is not the first collaboration between
the two entities. Both companies are currently developing
a new version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical phenomenon
The Phantom of the Opera. The production is slated to
open next summer at The
Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. Directed
by 20-time Tony Award Winner Hal Prince, the show's original
director, the Las Vegas production will be housed in a
brand-new US $30 million state of the art theatre and
feature a full orchestra of live musicians.
a leading producer and marketer of live entertainment
events, Clear Channel Entertainment has a proven track
record," said Mr. Scott Zeiger, chief creative officer
of Clear Channel Entertainment, and chairman and chief
executive officer of Clear Channel Entertainment Productions.
"Every year, more than 69 million people attend approximately
32,000 events staged by Clear Channel Entertainment including
live concert, Broadway productions, family entertainment
shows and exhibitions and motor sports events."