Macau leading the way for Asia with Poker

Apart from the nearly 1, 000 casinos in the U.S., there are many places in the world offering casinos. On of them is Macau. The Portuguese Empire from century, administered portuguese Macau until 1999, when it was returned to China. It was the last European colony in all Asia. Macau is about one 6th the size of Washington D.C or one 3rd the dimensions if Manhattan Island in New York and just 6, 961.4 miles from San Francisco, California. Many airlines fly and out of the west coast of the US it just requires 14.5 flying hours to arrive there.

Macau is among the world’s richest cities, as of 2013 its Gross national product per capita by purchasing power parity is greater than any nation on the planet. In accord with the World Bank, it became the world’s biggest gambling center with the economics, from the year 2006 on tourism and gambling. It surpassed Las Vegas in gaming revenues that year. Macau is known such as the Venetian, Wynn and the Lisboa as The Monte Carlo of the Orient for its casinos, Resulting from a total of 33 casinos around the island. Earlier, starting in 1962, the gaming industry was worked under a government issued monopoly permit by Stanley Ho’s Sociedade de Turismo e Diverses de Macau.

The monopoly ended in 2002 and many casino owners out of Las Vegas entered the market. With the opening of the Sands Macau from 2004 and Wynn Macau from the year 2006, gaming revenues out of Macau’s casinos grew considerably prosperous. Numerous other hotel casinos, including Galaxy Cotai Megaresort, opened from the year 2011. Currently, there are about 14, 200 gaming machines and 5, 800 total table games available to play at. BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW – In the Sands Macau Casino, to help bring good fortune, the concept of 8 is interwoven through the casinos interior design. Chinese are very superstitious gamblers, a fresh deck is always from demand.


The Macau Venetian provides more than 800 gaming tables and over 3, 400 gaming machines, but just one craps table. Making it the biggest gaming facility in the world. It had been in the 1850 that the Portuguese government has granted gaming houses licenses in Macau. All of the casinos in Macau are accessible for free, however, smart dress is required. There’s also a minimum age requirement of 18 for visitors and 21 for locals from all casinos.

In addition casinos accept just Hong Kong dollars and local Macau Patacas. Hydrofoils from Hong Kong leave for the island of Macao each fifteen minutes, each and every day of the year. Many Chinese believe the colour red is lucky and white and green unlucky.