Macau Land Based Casinos
Known as the ‘Monte Carlo of the Orient’, Macau is known for gambling worldwide. Legalized since 1850’s, gambling is Macau tourism’s biggest source of revenue, contributing to fifty percent of the economy. The economy relies heavily on gambling. Macau has 33 casino’s, the biggest being ‘The Venetian Macau’. In total, 23 casinos are located on the Macau Peninsula and 10 on Taipa island, all operating under a common set of rules. The party never stops, all thanks to twenty-hour gambling at all the 33 of the city’s casinos.
The Venetian Macau is a hotel and casino resort on the Cotai Strip in Macau, owned by the Las Vegas Sands. It is the largest casino in the world and is modeled on The Venetian Las Vegas. Not only this, The Venetian claims to have the world’s largest casino floor. It attracts a lot of tourists, including non-gamblers.
Galaxy Entertainment, Las Vegas Sands SJM Holdings are the main casino operators in Macau.
Galaxy is the place to go for a complete Asian experience. Given that 95% of the Macau tourists are Asians, this resort caters to Asian tastes. It has rooftop wave pool, which is the largest in the world. Keeping with the Asian theme, there are three big hotels, and the casino has huge chandeliers and fine carpets, keeping in sync with minute details.
The City of Dreams targets a completely different guest list. If you want to have a lot of fun in casinos and are kids-free, this place is for you. It has a huge variety of games, not to forget its latest attraction ‘Pokers Stars Live’, which attracts people from more than 60 countries in the world. Poker Stars Live also hosts the annual Asian Championship Poker here. The City of Dreams has 3 hotels – Crown Tower, The Hard Rock Hotel, and the Grand Hyatt Macau. It also has The House of Dancing Water, which is the world’s largest water-based show.
Wynn Macau, which opened in 2006, is Macau’s first Las Vegas style resort. It offers a luxury boutique experience and the minimum bets on the tables are comparatively higher than other casinos. The décor is contemporary and it is one classy hotel.
Grand Lisboa is the tallest building in Macau, standing tall at 856 feet and named one of the world’s top 25 skyscrapers in 2013. Known for its lavish design, the casino has more than 430 gaming tables and 730 slot machines.
Some other famous casinos in Macau are MGM Macau, Aaltira Macau, Sands Macau, Casa Real casino and many others. The secret to enjoy Macau at its best is to know beforehand where to bet and where to let loose.