Few casinos epitomize Macao’s new generation of casino better than the Sands Casino Macao. Following the state’s decision to open Macau’s casino market up to competition in 2002, the Sands was designed to set new standards for casinos in Asia when it opened its doors in May 2004.
The casino itself was also tailored to the tastes of its target audience. The open plan interior was styled to reflect Asian culture, and when it launched in May 2004, it proved to be an immediate hit. Indeed, so popular was it that by May of the following year, all the construction loans had been repaid.
The following year the casino was expanded further to keep up with demand, and such has been its rate of development that many of its original staff have been promoted several times since its grand opening.
The range of games on offer consists of an intriguing blend of Eastern and Western games, including:
One interesting perk available is the casino’s loyalty scheme. This three-tiered system is designed to keep players coming back for more by offering them an array of incentives:
However, what it lacks in quality, it more than makes up for in quantity. Two types of room are available: the deluxe suite, and the executive suite. The latter is essentially a small apartment, some 60m² in size, and offering a separate living room/diner, and a separate bathroom, as well as luxurious furnishings and fittings.
Nevertheless, the deluxe suites are themselves rather luxurious, also featuring multiple rooms. And regardless of which type of room you stay in, all come equipped with cable TV, high speed WiFi internet, mini-bars, in-room safes and other facilities.
The selection of restaurants caters for all palettes and budgets, and covers everything from fine dining to fast food:
The Sands Macao also features two bars, for those seeking liquid refreshment. There’s the Winner’s Circle bar, where you can unwind with a cool, refreshing drink in elegant surroundings. And for those who prefer a show, the Xanadu lounge offers a wide arrange of performances, including dancing girls.
The Sands’ range of shops offer a wide array of luxury items, from designer jewellery and rare wines, to the latest gadgets and mobile telephones.
Additionally, the hotel features an open air rooftop pool, and a spa which comes complete with fitness centre, sauna, Jacuzzi and salon.
For further information, including how to book a stay at the hotel, please visit the Sands Casino Macao official website.