Macau is the leading gambling destination in the whole Asia and is littered with great casinos from one end to the next. Once billionaire Stanley Ho owned all the casinos, but all that changed in 2002 when the government decided to step in and take control of the whole franchise thus ending the monopoly. This spurred investors from across the world to flock in and pump in cash in the region and in the process transformed Macau. The most popular casinos in the area include:
City of Dreams
Located on Cotai Strip, this is Macau’s most extraordinary gambling spot with over 1000 slot machines and 350 table games that offer all versions of card games. It opens 24 hours a day.
Hard Rock Casino
Located inside Hard Rock Hotel along the Cotai Strip, this casino offers gamers a lot of options featuring all the card games known to mankind and more. It offers 35 table games and 193 slot machines that cover 35,700 square feet of gaming floor.
MGM Grand Macau
Standing on an incredible 222,000 square feet of space, this behemoth of a casino houses 1000 slot machines and hundreds of table games. It was opened in 2007 and is owned by a daughter of Stanley Ho. Within the premises, one will find a nightclub, a spa, dining restaurants and a top class shopping mall.
The Sands Macao
Owned and managed by Las Vegas Sands Corporation, this grand casino offers games packed in 3 spacious floors that cover a total of 165,000 square feet of space. There are restaurants inside that offer fine dining, bars, spas and the spectacular 36-metre chandelier that hangs from the roof and weighs more than 100,000 pounds. The Sands offers 1254 slot machines and 740 tables for various card games. It is open 24 hours a day.