Macau is the gambling capital of the world. The casinos here generate more money per year than Las Vegas, making it the top place to get lucky and win big.
While it may not have the recognition in the mainstream compared to Sin City, it has certainly made its mark in the gambling and investing industries.
As such, so many people are adding Macau to their bucket lists. Therefore, it’s important to know the best resorts to stay and play to ensure you have the best time possible.
So, here is a list of cool casinos in Macau.
1. The Venetian
The Venetian, Macau, is the biggest casino in the world. It’s a re-creation of the Venetian in Las Vegas, but is twice its size ̵
As soon as you step inside, you will notice that no expense was spared during its build. You can even hop into a gondola and be serenaded by the gondolier as you make your way around.
The casino floor is no different. Just as The Venetian, Macau is the biggest casino in the world, it also has the biggest casino floor in the world. There’s a massive 376,000 square feet of gaming space containing over 600 gaming tables (including poker, roulette, blackjack, baccarat and more) and more than 1,500 slot machines to win at. To improve your chance of winning here, check out this guide by Weekly Slots News.
If you decide to stay here, there are 3,000 suites (not rooms) to enjoy, each with at least 750 square feet of space. The furniture is based on Venice’s gondolas, with the rest of the decor designed to feel like you are overlooking the Canal Grande.
In terms of amenities, there are five pools (four outdoor, one indoor), a golf course on the roof and a 15,000-seat arena for world-class entertainment.
2. The Wynn Palace
Next up is The Wynn Palace, one of the newer properties of Macau. When you arrive after taking the rail, you are ferried to the entrance across an 8-acre man-made lake on a gondola. This offers a fantastic view to guests and gamblers alike and is also home to a spectacular water show.
Inside the casino, you can play at one of the 400 gaming tables or 1,000+ gaming machines. For high rollers, there are 60 exclusive tables just for you where you can set the limits and play whatever game you like.
The hotel has more than 1,700 rooms, suites and villas. It has the same luxury feel as its sister property, the Wynn Macau, but the Wynn Palace makes everything bigger and brighter.
During your downtime, take advantage of Macau’s largest spa and relax in the 48,000 square feet of treatment rooms, water therapy zones, saunas, steam rooms and relaxation rooms.
3. The Grand Lisboa
Lucian Marinescu, partner at OnlineCasinoGems, is a big fan of this property and explains why it’s such a cool casino in Macau:
“Stanley Ho, the most famous Macau gambler of all time, built the original Casino Lisboa back in 1970. The Grand Lisboa is next door with its gaming space split over 4 floors. There are over 390 gaming tables, including three-card baccarat, sic bo, blackjack, Caribbean stud poker, roulette, fortune wheel and casino war, and 880 slot machines.”
This suggests that no matter what game you enjoy, you won’t go without. The table limits are almost infinite. For example, in baccarat, you can bet between HK$300 ($38.35) and HK$5 million ($639,167). If you don’t know how to play this game, there’s a great article by Gambling News Daily that explains so you can get the most from your experience.
If this wasn’t enough to keep you entertained, the Crazy Paris Show makes it way to the main casino floor, dancing their way from 1pm to 9pm.
There are 430 rooms and suites to stay and keep the good times rolling. If you want the best view of the city and see it in all its glory, ask for a room/suite on the 11th floor or higher. You won’t be disappointed when the sun goes down and the lights come on.
As you will notice from Gambler’s Daily Digest’s take on the Macau experience, everything in the Grand Lisboa is designed with the finer things in life in mind. This continues to the food too, with 3 of the 6 restaurants offering Michelin star service: Robuchon au Dome with 3 three Michelin stars, The Eight with 3 Michelin stars and The Kitchen with 1 Michelin star.
When you need a break, head to the gym, outdoor pool, salon and spa.
4. The MGM Macau
The MGM Las Vegas is rich with history and home to major headline sporting events. It is one of the most famous casinos in the world, so there was a lot of hype when its Macau namesake opened back in 2007. It’s safe to say though that expectations have been met with ease.
MGM Macau is on the Macau Peninsula and has been a mainstay of the gambling scene since day one. It prides itself of the artistic feel. You will find a few original Salvador Dali sculptures at the resort’s entrance, as well as beautiful artwork scattered around the property, including work local artists too.
The casino has over 250,000 square feet of gaming space, making it one of the biggest in the area. There are more than 1,200 gaming tables with your favorite games like blackjack, craps, poker, roulette, baccarat and more.
With 585 guest rooms, of which are 18 luxury villas, each with its own marble bathroom, and 99 suites that overlook the sea, there’s even more of a reason to spend your trip to Macau at this cool casino in Macau.
There’s plenty to do before you head to the tables as well. For example, try the Tria Spa where there are 8 treatment rooms alongside a hair salon and beauty studio. It’s perfect for the calm before the storm of the nightlife. You could also hit the outdoor swimming and soak up some rays and enjoy the awesome view of the sea.
To top off the experience, the MGM Macau houses the Grande Praca, a Portuguese-inspired homage to old-world Europe and Macau’s heritage. According to MGM, “It serves as the property’s central plaza, a bright, bustling hub that connects guests with the very best of MGM Macau: fine dining, entertainment, events, meetings, shopping and the elegant comfort of a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort.”