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Macau Casino News July 11, 2011

Sunday, 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.

 

Casinos and Tours

Sunday, 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.

Tours

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.

Asian Gambling

Thursday, 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.

Macau

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.

Macau Casino and Travel

Friday, 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 Macau

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.

Macau Vacation

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

macau hotels four seasonsThe term Macau vacation probably doesn’t come to anyone’s mind when they think about a dream vacation, but maybe it should. The casinos are comparable to those that are located in Las Vegas and the scenery surrounding is just as beautiful as most places in Europe. Macau keeps continuing to flourish; in a few years this is going to be the next top hot spot.

Macau Hotels offer top of the line luxury and even inexpensive ones, something suitable for everyone’s pocket. Not only are they beautiful the amenities and second to none. This destination isn’t just hopping at night time! There are many things to do during the day as well.
As far as the casinos that Macau has to offer, many offer the same as the casinos in Vegas because the same people helped create them. These casinos also offer different styles of gambling, again keeping everyone’s best interest in mind. There are also many shows available to watch if people aren’t there for the gambling.

Casinos and Gambling

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

macau casinosMacau casinos are known for bringing in the high rollers, even more so than Las Vegas. If high rollers go to Las Vegas to gamble, then the mega-high rollers are only found in Macau Casinos. The largest casino located in the city is the Sands Macau.

China continues to put money into Macau because the benefits of bringing international travel to the casinos is a tremendous boon to the Chinese economy. More travelers from across the globe are expected to go to Macau this year.

One Las Vegas High Roller, Dunston Travers stated “There’s money to be had in Macau, the people are nice, never met anyone friendlier to an American than the people in Macau.” The general consensus is that the city offers extreme hospitality, great food and beautiful casinos. There is a large American Casino presence in the city. Some of the famous names of casinos seen on the strip in Las Vegas can also be found in here.

Casino Review – Landmark Hotel and Pharaoh’s Palace

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

macau casinoThe island of Macau has taken control of the hottest gambling spot in the world beating out Las Vegas in gambling profits. The once Portuguese country is not considered a special administrative region of China. The island has been expanded and now features a variety of high end hotels and casinos.

The Landmark Hotel and Pharaoh’s Palace casino is a great choice for both gambling and an overnight stay. The luxury hotel and casino was constructed in 2003 and is located a quick 10 minute walk from the ferry port. The hotel is 22 stories and features over 450 rooms and suites. The Pharaoh’s Palace Casino has become one of the most popular casinos in the area.

The casino has 383 slots and 19 different table games. The design of the hotel and casino differs from room to room. With some rooms sporting the styles of a French villa others are designed to look like a tropical rainforest. The casino is outfitted with an Egyptian feel full of hieroglyphics and a replica of the monument of King Tut.

 

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.

Ferry Hong Kong to Macau Macau to the Rest of the World

Friday, February 4th, 2011

There are fleets of ferry vessels to Macau but thousands of others have to fly in. Plane fares are becoming cheaper to Macau and in some cases you can find some great rates that are comparable to a trip to Vegas.

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Macau Macau, the new Vegas, the place where people go to gamble and enjoy an exotic vacation. Macau has become one of the world’s best vacation spots and there’s no wonder why.

Hong Kong

If anything in this world is shared by anyone it is the need to get away. The desire to leave Hong Kong, New York or Sydney and travel somewhere exotic, fun and just away from home. Macau is that place for millions of people each year. This travel destination is one of the most exciting and affordable places in the world to just get away from everything and enjoy life, enjoy a vacation in Macau and relax.

Ferry Hong Kong to Macau

Not all of us have the luxury of hopping on taking the ferry Hong Kong to Macau route, but airfare has come down recently and it is becoming more feasible to make cheap travel arrangements to Macau from the US and UK.

There’s More Driving Revenue than Casinos in Macau

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Casino revenue isn’t the only money that drives Macau according to a cover story of a Macau Business Magazine.  There are also other forms of revenue such as sports events, horse races, dog races and lotteries that are generating a good 23 %.

Macau Casinos

There is also a green initiative taking place in Macau that is set to reduce carbon emissions and reduce electricity consumption.  As most businesses, restaurants and casinos are open all night, saving on ac and lighting will save Macau millions each year.

This initiative along with other revenue streams will continue to bring in profits for Macau in 2011.  Also with more Chinese visitors to the luxurious city as well as gamblers from all across the world, the figures should continue to remain high despite first quarter earnings that are seemingly sluggish.  Tourism is expected to rise this year as there are a number of world poker and gambling events scheduled later this year.