Macau is currently the highest gambling revenue producing city in the world. There are more people coming to Macau to gamble than there are to Las Vegas, and the city made five times the gambling revenue Las Vegas made the past year.
Macau is home to a few of the largest (including THE largest) casinos in the world. There are 33 casinos in the city, all open 24 hours a day, with more soon to open their gates to an ever increasing number of gambling-hungry players.
In this article, we will present some of the best gambling destinations in the city:
1. The Venetian Macau
This is the largest casino in the world, with a surface of over half a million square feet. This much larger replica of the Las Vegas Venetian cost over 2 billion dollars to build, but the 80.000 people playing the casino each day probably helped absorb the costs pretty quickly. In fact, someone has informed us that the current figure is actually slightly lower than the actual cost.
There are over 2000 slot machines in this casino, and over 500 gaming tables. Baccarat is the most popular choice by far, but you can also enjoy stud poker, blackjack, roulette, sic bo, or craps.
The hotel has about 3000 luxurious suites, and offers its guests access to high quality entertainment, brought by well known stars such as Beyonce or Lady Gaga.
2. The Wynn Macau
Opened in 2006, Wynn Macau is now one of the largest hotels in the city, with 1000 rooms and suites.
The casino is not spectacularly large, only 200,000 square feet, but it offers players an intimate, classy décor which some will certainly appreciate more than its flashier neighbors. The Wynn is a luxury casino, and this is reflected in the minimum bets as well, which are higher than in other casinos.
The resort also has two luxury spas, eight restaurants and three bars, as well as a high-end shopping area where you will find well known brands.
Guests and passers-by can also enjoy all day long, every 15 minutes, the beautiful light and water shows on the lake in front of the resort.
3. The Grand Lisboa
The Grand Lisboa is the highest structure in Macau, and one of the highest 25 structures in the world. At night, the entire façade of the building is illuminated by color-changing lights.
The casino here stretches on four floors and features 730 slot machines and over 400 game tables. You can play a variety of games, from baccarat to poker and roulette.
The hotel has over 400 rooms and suites, but lacks in term of entertainment. Except for the Crazy Paris Show running daily between 2pm and 2am, a gym and a small spa, there is little else that could keep you entertained. There is, however, a restaurant starring well known chef Joel Robuchon, as well as 8 other restaurants and bars.
Whether you’re interested in visiting an exciting, fast-paced, buzzing casino, or a luxurious, discrete gambling establishment, Macau has it all. So don’t hesitate to visit someday, especially since new casinos are expected to be launched every year.