Airline to offer digital entertainment including Texas Hold'em video game

Poker players will soon be able to hone their Texas Hold'em skills while they fly the friendly skies with Delta Airlines as they introduce on-demand digital entertainment at every seat. Passengers will be able to choose from movies, television channels, music, and games, including Texas Hold'em, while they fly.

The on-demand entertainment is now available on Delta flights more than four our long or more than 1,750 miles. The service will be unveiled first on flights from New York's JFK airport and Atlanta to cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Seattle.

"Our focus for this industry-leading service is on the highest-volume transcontinental markets from Atlanta and New York City where Delta is a major competitor for long-haul customer loyalty," said Jim Whitehurst, Delta chief operating officer. "Improvements to our domestic product complement our international growth and the overall transformation of our network. Going forward, this new service will also be available to customers flying from Florida to the West Coast, as well as on many of our overseas routes, as we continue making improvements to our international BusinessElite and international coach class products."

Delta expects to have all flights from JFK to the west coast outfitted with the service by the end of November. On the company's Web site, a TV icon next to flights will show customers which flights provide the on-demand digital entertainment service.

Joanne Smith, Delta vice president of marketing, said they expect Delta's new service to dramatically distinguish the company's coast-to-coast flights from those of its competitors.

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