Macau – The Island of Casino
Macau is located in the western side of Pearl River delta which is about sixty four kilometers to the east from Hongkong. Macau is the one of the richest city in the world. In 2013, its GDP per capita income shown by its purchasing power that is higher than any other country of the world according to the World Bank. It was considered to be world’s largest gambling centre in 2006 with dependency on gambling, tourism and manufacturing. Macau maintains its own policy and system which is Police Force, Customs Policy and Immigration Policy. Macau’s economy is largely based on tourism. World Tourism Organization declared Macau as 21st rank in tourism.
Gambling in Macau had been legal since the 1850’s when the Portuguese government legalized the activity in the colony licensed by Stanley HO. Gambling tourism is Macau’s biggest source of revenue, making up about 50% of the economy. Macau has 33 casinos on the whole island. The 27 casinos are located on the Macau Peninsula and ten on Taipa Island. They all operate under a government franchise and under a common set of rules. A wide range of games are available, including roulette, blackjack, baccarat, Sic bo, Fan Tan, keno and slot machines. In November 2008, Texas Holdem’ Poker opened at Wynn Macau. ‘PokerStars Macau’ moved to a new location at the Grand Lisboa Casino in March 2009. Today, Wynn Macau, StarWorld, and the Venetian offer live-dealer cash game poker tables. Numerous hotel casinos, including Galaxy Cotai Mega Resort opened in 2011 and plans for a 3.9 billion complex that will be known as lisboa Palace is expected to complete in 2017.
If we talk about biggest casinos then Venetian has the biggest casino been made in whole Macau. It has total 3400 slot Machines, 800 gambling tables. It is further divided into 4 themed gaming areas namely Golden Fish, Imperial House, Red Dragon and Phoenix. The Minimum Challenge on the tables starts from 300 Hong Kong Dollars and if playing on rollet the minimum challenge starts from 500 Hong Kong Dollars. The hotel offers a club called Paiza Club which caters to premium guests. The gaming area of the Paiza Club is divided into individual private gaming rooms each named for notable Asian cities and regions such as Yunnan, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur.