January 25th, 2013
The Venetian Macau casino that is owned by Sheldon Adelson, the U.S. billionaire is legally pursuing two high rollers who used to play at the casino. One of these high rollers is one of China’s parliament delegates. The casino is suing them for gambling debts that amounted up to HK$34 million which translates into 4.4 million U.S dollars.
The casino filed two separate lawsuits in the High Court of HK earlier this week. The first lawsuit is filed against Zou Yunyu, a businesswoman from Shanghai, the casino is seeking to recover her gambling debts that amounted up to HK$23 million. As for the other lawsuit, it is filed against the parliament delegate, Xie Xiaoqing for the recovery of over HK$11 million. According to the casino, the two gamblers asked the casino for money & borrowed it in gaming chips and never paid back.
The Chinese VIP casino gamblers go to Macau for their gambling needs due to the fact that the Island of Macau is the only place in the country where gambling is legal. Although this helps increasing the revenues for the island’s casinos, since it is the only place that offers legal gambling services, they have to run their business with the risk of losing their debts.
This is because as soon as the gamblers who borrowed money from the casino return to China, the casinos will not be able to recover these debts because the Chinese courts do not recognize such debts.
November 8th, 2012
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June 19th, 2012
Steve Wynn, chairman of Wynn Resorts has stated that he plans to invest another four billion dollars into another casino property in Macau. Even with the recent slowing of gambling in Macau, the overall growth is still in line with years past.
The Las Vegas Sands is also planning to continue their expansion in Macau. Many feel that because China’s economy is slowly winding down from its recent boom, that lenders in Macau may not so freely invest in gaming ventures. Essentially, Wynn Resorts and the Sands would be a private stimulus package for Macau.
However, many feel that Macau still has some good days ahead. Because, Macau is the only place with legalized casinos in China and still holds the title of the world’s top casino hub it should remain as a source of profit for years.
March 12th, 2012
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The best online casinos can be found at Vegas Paradise and now also at their Facebook forum for online casino gambling at Facebook.com/onlinegamblingcasinos. Stop by for any of the casino offers that are currently running now and make sure to “Like” the page. Another great thing about the website is that you can try a good number of free slot games, many of them with some of the same software that can be found at macau casinos.
July 10th, 2011
Wynn Resorts Limited, a Las Vegas based casino organization, has recently made another donation in an effort to return Chinese art back to China. They have donated a collection of Chinese vases to be displayed in its newest casino on the island located on the Macau Cotai Strip. These vases have an estimated value of over twelve million dollars, and will be displayed primarily in the lobby areas of the casino and hotel.
They were made somewhere between the 1700’s and 1800’s, and the only other set that could be called similar currently belongs to the British Royal Family. This newest casino endeavor is slated to open sometime in 2015. There have been many efforts in the past decades to return some of the more important and significant Chinese artifacts back to their native country, and the Wynn Resorts Limited group has played an important part in this effort with its Macau properties.
July 10th, 2011
Macau Casinos and Tours
We just got back from our yearly trek out to Macau to play at the casinos. The weather was less than what we would have wanted, but it gave us a great excuse to stay in the casinos and in our hotel rooms. We take our own advice and always book ahead, so we had tours lined up just so we could see the sites of Macau when we were taking a break from playing in the casinos.
This year, the tours seemed to be taken up a notch so to speak. Macau, as everyone knows, is flush with cash and it looks like that cash is being used to train not only in hospitality but also in pizzazz. Each year we have gone to Macau, the tours of the local area were probably the most lacking in that Macau feel, the tours were less about showmanship and more about history and seeing the sites. That has obviously changed this year.
Casinos and More
The tours in Macau generally have a more rustic feel to them than that of a 24 hour casino city. This year though, the tour companies have taken it to a whole new level. The tours were more concerned this year with the comfort of their passengers. One year, we went on a tour with no air conditioning. It wasn’t the most pleasant tour. This year, not only was the air conditioner working, it was a brand new vehicle with custom seats made for comfort with lumbar support. It was good to see that some of the money that Macau sees from gambling is making it to the rest of services that support the city. We can definitely recommend going on the excursion tours and rounding out your Macau Casino Vacation with some culture and local flavor.
June 30th, 2011
If you are planning a trip to Asia and want a place to kick back and relax, look no further than Macau. This member of the People’s Republic of China boasts more than 30 casinos, all of them featuring the most popular casino games in the world. If you are looking to play Texas Hold ‘Em or Blackjack, you will be able to find them here, as well as more traditional Asian gambling games, like Fan Tan and Sic Bo.
If greyhound racing is more your style, you can place your bets for those as well. Macau’s casinos have even been more popular than those in Las Vegas. Unlike Las Vegas, however, not all the casinos in Macau are open 24 hours. Most of them are, but there are about a half dozen that have certain hours they adhere to.
June 24th, 2011
Macau travel insurance, is just as important as packing for your trip to Macau. Without travel insurance it is possible you could lose non-refundable deposits or even be charged for missed hotel stays if you were to miss your trip. The protection of travel insurance when traveling to Macau can also cover your medical expenses while abroad should you fall ill or be injured. While it is a choice to opt for travel insurance or not, it would be a very good idea to at least look into it. When traveling anywhere outside of your country, travel insurance is something that can protect you, your family and your possessions.
Macau Travel Packages
There are several Macau travel packages that make the purchase of travel insurance mandatory. This is often done to protect both the travel agency and the traveler. If this for some reason does not suit you, it is sometimes possible to use your own insurance carrier instead of the travel insurance that the agency uses.
Because of the popularity of Macau hotels for international travelers, the hotels have been known to impose steep fines for people that don’t show up, are late or cancel at the last minute. If you are covered by travel insurance, you will often be covered for those types of fees depending on the specific policy that covers you.
June 17th, 2011
Ever since 2006, when Macau first jumped ahead of Las Vegas in terms of revenue intake from casinos, Macau has continued to grow into the majestic gambling empire of the world. Located in a special , Chinese administrative region, Macau is host to some of the top gaming casinos, some being industry leading hotels and casinos from the United States. One of the most popular places to play and stay in Macau is the Galaxy Macau. Galaxy Entertainment is responsible for around fifteen percent of the casino gaming industry. Even though the Galaxy has suffered a slight decline in revenue, 2011 has shown massive improvements. With new resorts for casino gaming are in the works and should boost Galaxy Entertainment even further.
Galaxy is at center stage in Macau because of its world-wide presence. That’s why so many of the world’s high rollers visit Galaxy Macau every year, with special tournaments, hospitality and massive jackpots, the Galaxy rivals anything that Las Vegas casinos have to offer.
Travel to Macau
Professional and amateurs alike head to Macau simply because there is money to be made in tournaments, loose slots and multi-million dollar progressives. There’s something for every type of gambler in Macau and if price is a concern, there’s also a lot of special tour packages that include airfare, hotel and food for one all-inclusive price. If you like luxury, style and being treated like royalty, then make plans for a Macau trip this year.
May 28th, 2011
Macau has become synonymous with pleasure, excitement and gambling in the exact same way that Las Vegas has. When your friend mentions that they are headed to Macau, you probably automatically think, what happens in Macau… is awesome! That has definitely become an accurate assumption just like the one about Macau gambling.
People go to Macau to unwind, to get away from worries and try their hand against luck. Millions of Chinese can’t be wrong is definitely applicable when it comes to traveling to Macau. Even though the amount of Americans heading to Macau for getaways has increased over there years, those numbers may never rank with the amounts of people visiting daily from Hong Kong and other parts of China.
Go for the Gambling, Stay for the Scenery
If you are planning a Macau gambling trip, make sure to add some Macau tours to the itinerary as well. Macau has a rich cultural history, friendly people and the food is amazing. Check into some of the finest hotels in the world and find first class American luxury that rivals Las Vegas, in China! Hard to believe, but Macau has worked very hard to get where they are now in terms of competition with Las Vegas.
So, even though your friend is saying they are going on a cultural and historical exploration of Macau, while they may partially be telling the truth, you know that they are headed there to win some money if they are lucky.