Sunday, May 11, 2008

Macaus - Casinos and more casinos! MGM and Wynn

I do like the MGM Grand at Macau which we visited on our first night here.

Wikipedia ...
Wynn Macau is owned by Wynn Resorts, is a luxury integrated resort in Macau Peninsula, Macau, People's Republic of China, offering gaming combined with a deluxe hotel, restaurants, designer shops, spa, and a choreographed performance lake. It is the first Las Vegas-style integrated resort in Asia. It opened on September 6, 2006.

Wikipedia ... The first phase of Wynn Macau features 600 hotel rooms and suites, around 212 table games and 375 slot machines in approx 100,000 square feet (10,000 m²) of casino gaming space, 5 fine-dining and casual dining restaurants, 26,000 square feet (2,400 m²) of retail space, an iconic atrium featuring a golden tree of prosperity, a heated swimming pool, a spa, salon, 2 lounge & bar areas and 22,000 square feet of multi-purpose convention facilities.
Plans for the second phase of Wynn Macau were announced in 2005.
Wynn Macau intends to open approximately 25,000 square feet (2,300 m²) of additional gaming space at Wynn Macau in the third quarter of 2007, which will include approximately 25 table games and 200 slot machines, along with an additional restaurant. The remaining portion of the expansion will be opened subsequently.
Once complete, the expansion is expected to add casino space, fine dining and gourmet restaurants, retail space, a theater and a dramatic front feature attraction says ... Pity the Fountain / Golden tree of Prosperity was not working when we visited, BAH!

The casinos are within close proximity of each other, especially the Wynn and MGM Grand which are across the road from one another. However, when we walked towards the 2 casinos, we also passed by the 'classic' Lisboa.

Did you know ... Macau has twenty-eight casinos, of which the biggest is the The Venetian Macau. They all operate under a government franchise and under a common set of rules.
Many forms of gambling are legal there, such as blackjack, baccarat, roulette, boule, Sic bo, Fan-Tan, keno and slot machines. The most popular game by far is baccarat with VIP high-roller baccarat generating more than 70% of total gaming revenue in 2004.

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