Irvine's Intergame to Provide Video Gambling Terminals for British Airways

Passengers on British Airways flights will be able to gamble their way across the Atlantic Ocean by the end of this year as a result of an agreement announced Thursday between the airline and Intergame, an Irvine computer company.

Intergame's video terminals, which will be installed in some airline seatbacks, will allow passengers to play video versions of casino games such as poker, blackjack and roulette.

Activated by credit card, the devices will operate with a loss limit of $350 per flight, said Nancy Kim, the company's marketing coordinator. The airline is still investigating whether such devices can be used in U.S. airspace, Kim said.

The seatback sets will also enable players to play action games that do not involve gambling. The airline has not yet determined how many planes will carry the devices, Kim said.

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