When we think of lavish casino resorts, our minds no doubt turn to the desert-turned entertainment hub of the USA that is Las Vegas, before flickering to the autonomous region of Macau on the south coast of China.
Macau eclipses Las Vegas and other casino hot spots across the world in terms of size and gross income gaining immense popularity since the early 2000s. The Venetian Macau is not only the seventh largest building in the world by floor area, but the casino comes in as the second biggest in the world at 546,000 square feet. At 420,000 square feet, and the third biggest casino out there is the City of Dreams, also in Macau. Add to this the fact that The Galaxy, The SJM Grand Lisboa and City of Dreams also topped the list of the world’s highest grossing casinos back in 2015 and you start to get the picture.
So, if you’re planning some almighty return to the world of casinos and entertainment when Covid restrictions are lifted across the globe, then you will have to include the delights of Macau on your list. But where to go? We spoke to the experts at PocketWin casino, the online slots casino, who gave us their top picks of the Macau resorts and casinos you must pay a visit to.
City of Dreams Macau
It’s already been mentioned twice, and for good reason. The City of Dreams resort is pretty impressive, billing itself as Macau’s leading leisure destination and guests here will be enthralled. The spacious casino has a rather hefty 450 gaming tables alongside over 1,500 gaming machines – wow! Providing they don’t get lost in the casino, guests can dine and drink at some of the 30 plus restaurant and bars available. Add to this the option of four hotels to stay in, four spas to recline at, a huge shopping area and live underwater theatre and they’ll surely find it hard to leave.
Galaxy Macau Resort
The popular casino on the Cotai Strip, Galaxy Macau, holds five gaming areas with 650 table games and 1,500 gaming machines, just make sure to head to the three-metre fortune diamond in the main lobby to get some luck and fortune before you head inside. The resort also boasts the world’s largest sky-top aquatic ride, the 575-metre long Skytop Adventure Rapids; over 200 shops in its promenade and a rather remarkable 120 restaurants, bars and lounges, which include 13 Michelin starred and recommended restaurant brands.
The Venetian Macau
Modelled on its sister resort in Las Vegas, The Venetian, which opened in 2007 sits opposite the City of Dreams resort, so guests will truly be immersed in lavish entertainment destinations. Guests shouldn’t find it difficult to get a suite in the 3,000-room hotel, which runs with the same Venetian theme as its sister resort. The casino holds 800 gaming tables and over 6,000 slot machines across four themed gaming areas, while the 15,000 seat Cotai Arena hosts entertainment and sporting events. You won’t want to miss out on a visit here.
The SJM Grand Lisboa, Macau
Designed by renowned Hong Kong architects Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man, the Grand Lisboa is possibly the most eye-catching from the outside, and within. Expect 400 luxurious rooms across 58 floors, 24-hour entertainment, eight restaurants including a three Michelin starred offering, and 230 gaming tables in the casino. Wine lovers will be happy too with 17,000 labels up for grabs.
Undeniably chic, Wynn Macau is a head-turner with its display of classic and contemporary art, delightfully luxurious rooms and suites and unique experiences with the Dragon of Fortune, Performance Lake and a Tree of Prosperity. Receiver of the Forbes five-star award, guests can expect utter luxury throughout including across the casino space, which covers 273,000 square feet.
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