Archive for February, 2011

Macau Cash Game

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Macau Island is a great vacation area and is an easy trip from anywhere in asia. For people traveling from Europe or the United States purchasing a overnight tour is a great idea. Many people choose to do private tours that include both Hong Kong and Macau.

Macau is well known for its extensive gambling and the occasional Macau cash game, which actually beats out Las Vegas in its yearly revenue numbers. There are a number of hotels and casinos that are available to choose from, many of which are world class. Oriental Travel offers a variety of overnight excursions and historical tours.

The Hong Kong and Macau private tour is a great option for people coming from abroad. It provides travelers with transportation from the airport to hotels both in Hong Kong and Macau. The tour includes a day of touring in Hong Kong and also a day of excursion on the island.

Galaxy Waldo & the StarWorld

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

While much of Macau is now covered in westernized casino and gambling resorts, there are still many that represent Asia. One of the largest is the Galaxy Waldo, a Hong-Kong owned organization that opened early in the 21st century. This is a smaller casino when compared to the Wynn Resort and the Venetian.

Waldo

The Galaxy Waldo offers only 83 slot machines and 23 public gaming tables. The company also owns the StarWorld hotel and casino which boasts a much larger gambling floor. The StarWorld has over 300 slot machines and 140 gaming tables and in addition to that will have 100 exclusive VIP rooms. The hotel portion of the casino will have over 600 hotel rooms.

Galaxy Macau

The Galaxy Macau corporation plans on adding one more resort to their line up. It is planned on being named the Cotai Mega Resort and will be the last of the series. Galaxy Macau is a major player in the Macau gambling community.

Macau, the Asian Las Vegas

Monday, February 21st, 2011

While many people in western culture would not know where Macau is, it is well known throughout Asia. A small island territory off of the coast of China, Macau is known as the Asian Las Vegas. The territory was originally a Portuguese colony for many years until recently given back to the People’s Republic of China.

Hong Kong and Macau

Gambling is the main attraction in Macau, having been a legal activity since the early 1900’s. While the region started off offering traditional Chinese and European gambling, it has since become more westernized. Many of the major gambling moguls of the Las Vegas Strip have set up shop. In most cases these hotels and casinos are making a higher profit than their Las Vegas counterparts.

Casinos and the Vegas Strip

Some of the hotels and casinos that are based off of resorts on the Vegas strip include the Macau Venetian, MGM Grand Macau and the Macau Wynn Resort. The Macau resorts offer similar amenities as the Vegas resorts, although the hotel capacity is usually lower and the gambling floors more extensive. This is because Macau is widely known as a day trip location, rather than an overnight trip.

High Roller Baccarat

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Macau’s Casinos have been profitable since 2005 and are still blazing a trail of economic growth.

Macau Resort

As a popular day trip for the Chinese and a popular resort visit for Americans and Australians, Macau has quickly surpassed Las Vegas and any other gambling cities in the world.

High Roller Baccarat

In a recent article by the Washington Post, it is explained that may Chinese see gambling as an investment. Some feel that putting their money in the bank, “which offers less interest than the rate of inflation,” as not wise investing. Many Chinese feel that investing is a form of gambling and the other way around too.

VIP Hotel Rooms Macau

The favorite game in Macau is of course, Baccarat. Many high rollers visit to play the game and stay in VIP rooms. High rollers visit from China, Australia and the United States each year and are treated as a form of royalty in the casinos and hotels.

Hong Kong Gambling Location

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Macau is a special region of the Republic of China, much like Hong Kong and has had legalized gambling since the middle of the 19th century. Currently, gambling as well as tourism makes up a very large portion of the revenue produced by this territory.

Macau Hotel Hong Kong

Many of the gamblers that come to Macau Hotels and Casinos are from inland China and Hong Kong, although there is some international tourism as well. Many of the casinos only played Chinese style gambling games until around the 20th century when more Americanized games began to be seen.

The gambling revenue of the Las Vegas strip has come in second to the yearly revenue generated by Macau Casinos for the past 3 years. In addition to gambling games, horse racing, greyhound racing and sports betting are all available. The government reports over 200 gambling houses are being run, and each are required to pay “rent” to the Chinese government.

Macau Hotels and Casinos More Successful Than Las Vegas Hotels and Casinos?

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Macau, a territory of China, is a well-known gambling location for those located in and around Asia. It is much like the Vegas strip with a number of larger casinos extravagantly built surrounding the area.

Macau Hotels

Although it started off as featuring Chinese gambling games, the city slowly became more westernized and common American gambling games were featured. As popularity of the gambling location grew, and the government lessened restrictions on the gambling monopoly, many American casinos set up shop, increasing the annual gambling revenue further.

Sands Las Vegas Hotels

There are currently 6 different American subsidiaries located in Macau. These include well-known companies such as Wynn Resorts Macau Hotel, Sands Las Vegas Macau Hotel and MGM Mirage Macau Hotel. It was in 2007 when Macau gambling revenue exceeded the gambling revenue of Las Vegas and Las Vegas Hotels due to increased accessibility for Hong Kong residents by way of water transport as well as an increased number of casinos and gambling opportunities.

The Venetian

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Macau currently has 33 different casinos which are both Chinese operated and American operated gambling institutions. All of the casinos operate under the same set of rules which was created and are implemented by the government.

Venetian Hotel

The largest of the casinos is the Venetian Macau Hotel, based off of the very famous Venetian hotel located on the Las Vegas strip. The hotel was opened in 2007 and has over 550,000 square feet of gambling space which is made up of 4 different themed rooms, the Golden Fish, the Imperial House, the Red Dragon and the Phoenix.

Venetian Casino

In addition to the gaming space the casino offers the largest hotel accommodations in the area, boasting over 6000 hotel rooms on thirty different floors. Another unique aspect of the Macau Venetian is the Cirque du Solei show that is offered year round in the theater built especially for the specific show.

Wynn Hotel and Casino

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

There has been great success for Las Vegas based casinos and gambling corporations who have set up locations in Macau. This is especially true since in 2007 the gambling revenue of the Chinese territory outranked the gambling revenue of the major casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. The Wynn gambling and Macau hotel corporation is only one of the many that have benefited from this success.

Wynn Macau Hotel

Wynn Macau Hotel is a very large gambling casino and hotel complex that also features restaurants and a convention area. There is over 200,000 square feet of casino floor, a 600 room hotel, five different high quality restaurants and even 26,000 square feet of retail space.

The Casino

The casino was made with every luxury in mind is filled with the highest quality entertainment and features including a jellyfish aquarium, a “prosperity tree” atrium and a performance lake that lights up and at times emits fireworks and water shows.

Sands Hotel and Casino

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Many Las Vegas gambling institutions have created counterparts in the very popular Asian gambling location Macau. Macau is a special territory of China that has allowed gambling for almost 200 years. In 2002 the Government allowed outside gambling companies to build and operate casinos.

Sands Macau Hotel

The Sands Hotel Casino is a sister casino to the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. The hotel houses only fifty one suites although does boast over 200,000 square feet of gambling and casino space. The small Macau hotel is likely due to the fact that the island is seen as a day trip location for locals, rather than an overnight visit.

The Hotel

The Macau hotel is one of the many Las Vegas based enterprises that have been established and built since 2002, all of which have been immensely more profitable than the companies Las Vegas counterparts. Experts expect the higher gambling revenue in Macau to almost double in 2010 in comparison with Las Vegas Strip casinos.

Macau Casinos and Hotels Receive Record Numbers from China

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Record gambling revenues from mainland China and are looking at 44 million visitors this year.  The high rollers from China are making this happen for Macau Casinos.  Macau may only just be getting started as future resorts are being planned.

Macau Casinos and Hotels

More growth is expected over the next five years in the one Chinese city where gambling is legal.  While most of the profits are from Chinese gamblers, a lot of high rollers from the UK and the US have been seen at some of the more prominent casinos.

Gambling

With more casinos and more encouragement for tourism, Macau may very well become the next Las Vegas as millions of people travel to the city each year from all across the globe.