Macau is becoming the new by word in the world of gambling. It’s really surprising that Macau is being touted as the Las Vegas of the East and is fast attracting high rollers in and out of the region. Many believe that it has even surpassed Las Vegas in terms of revenues. If you consider yourself a gambling aficionado or simply a newbie player curious for a new challenging gambling environment, you may want to drop by Macau and see what is has to offer.
Macau Gamling – Glitz, Glamour and Games
You wouldn’t exactly call Macau a land of Glitz, Glamour and Games when its games were controlled by a monopoly prior to 2002. At that time, gambling involved playing Chinese games throughout Macau and their target market was mostly Hong Kong residents that visit every year. In 2002, the monopoly system was dissolved and Macau was opened to foreign casino operating concessions and this was the time for the great boom. One after the other big-time, popular and grand Las Vegas casinos deemed it profitable to open their casinos and hotels in Macau starting with the Sands Macao which opened in 2004.
The Sands was quickly followed by The Wynn Macau (known for its high stakes gambling and luxurious accommodations), Grand Lisboa (has the biggest poker room in Asia) and The Venetian Macau (is the largest casino in the world). Each of these hotels promises endless gambling challenges with their tables, VIP rooms and slot machines. You can easily find your groove with games like blackjack, baccarat and roulette together with Chinese games like Fan Tan and keno. Unmatched entertainment is also part and parcel of the hotels in Macau. More future developments are concentrated in the Cotai Strip which is touted to rival the Las Vegas strip.
Other gambling and entertainment choices
Macau is also the place to indulge in a few gambling games that you wouldn’t normally think of. For instance, horse racing (Macau Jockey Club) and greyhound racing (Canidrome) are both available here if you have an inkling for them. Other spectacles can be found in hotels like the Dragon of Fortune and the Tree of Prosperity at the Wynn Macau. The City of Dreams resort compound along the Cotai Strip also boasts of many spectacular attractions like Vquarium, the Bubble Fountain, the Bubble Show and the Dancing Water Theater. Though clearly, Macau is a businessman’s gambling haven, more entertainment and recreational facilities to attract families and the younger generation are in the works.
Safety and Security
One of the things that attracts a lot of players to the Macau gambling playground is the safety and security of the location. With only 500,000 residents, the crime rate in Macau is considerably less than in other gambling locations. Since the nature of the Macau gambling is mostly serious play rather than entertainment and recreation, you can expect that high rollers and professional players to appreciate this kind of environment.
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