We are now seeing London taken to Macau from Las Vegas. This Macau London themed casino will be the first reinvention of this casino property during its history of barely years.
The Londoner, as it will be known will be the show piece of development the world-famous Sands Corporation in Macau.
The plan is to replace upgrade the five properties in total which the Sands own it Macau. The overall plan is to spend $1.1 billion dollars.
The Londoner will replace the Sands Cotai Central Hotel which features more than 6,000 rooms, plus retail space plus a cinema. There have been hints that the building could resemble the look of “Big Ben”. The London architectural theme offers a lot of scope for embellish it because it has some fine landmarks.
The Cotai strip Macau, as it now named is a 5.2 square kilometre piece of newly reclaimed land. Formerly known as the Seac Pai Bay between the Taipa and Coloane islands in Macau, it is now a casino Mecca.
Part of a cunning plan to replicate Las Vegas in the far east, today it has become a veritable gambling hub.
Not without foresight, during 2002 the Macau Government took a decision to award gambling licenses to a number of casino developers.
The result was a resounding success. During the following years after some sound planning the Cotai strip became a reality.
All About the City of Dreams Casino Resort in Macau
Work commenced on the City of Dreams Casino Resort Macau during 2014. Designed by Architects Zaha Hadid, it is an architectural landmark in the Cotai district of Macau. It boasts 151,000 m2 of constructed area over 39 floors with 783 rooms, shopping facilities, the casino, numerous restaurants and a rooftop swimming pool. Melco Crown Entertainment commissioned the building.
More and more Chinese high rolling gamblers continue to visit the Portuguese enclave of Macau. Macau gambling stats keep rising as the success just rolls on.
Month on month, Macau saw an 18% massive increase gambling revenue as the Chinese high rollers continue to return. Data released on Saturday showed an increase of 2.6 billion dollars. Analysts were expecting a more modest increase of between 12 and 16 per cent.
The Venetian Macau Casino Hotel is a thrilling place to hang and do a spot of casino gambling when you have time. Either that, or just chill-out on a stopover as many people do.
The Venetian Macau Hotel has 3000 spacious suites, the smallest is 70 m2 and the largest is 170 m2. You can cruise down an authentic shopping street in a Gondola, sample the classic pools, or chill-out at the poolside cabanas. Your kids would be happy at the kids zone which has manner of activities. You can even hit the gym or play mini golf if you have the energy.
Macau hotel expansion will increase by more than 39% over the next few years as new hotels open across the gambling enclave. The hotels are mostly being provided to serve the increase in casinos being constructed. This is so because mostly they are being gambling operators.
Figures provided by the Macau Government show that there are 17 hotel projects in construction and a further 32 in the Government approval process. Altogether an additional 14,150 hotel rooms will be provided.
Macau Gambling Licences are up for renewal in 2020
A time-bomb is ticking away with Macau gambling licences. Various Macau gambling casino licences begin expiring between 2020 and 2022. When Macau was conceived as the world’s top gambling destination what was intended and how has it panned out? Many billions of dollars have since gone under the bridge.
Understanding Macau and how it is today might leave you thinking the economy hangs on a thread.
Understanding Macau and Gambling
The first thing about understanding Macau as a gambling destination is that gambling was only legalised in 2002. The former Portuguese colony invented itself as the major gambling hub of the world relatively in the blink of an eye. Read about the history of gambling in Macau. Traditionally, most people would think of Las Vegas as the gambling Mecca of the world but that no longer holds true.
Macau is indisputably the gambling hub of the world. Macau gambling statistics show Macau gambling revenue exceeds Las Vegas by a factor of seven.
Recent Macau gambling statistics project for a promising future
Macau is the largest gambling hub in the world. Created out of an old Portuguese colonial outpost, Macau has brought glitzy Las Vegas style gambling to the far east. It is now a hotbed for legal gambling just across the border from China where gambling is illegal.
2016 gambling statistics show an overall increase of 3% with hotel occupancy up by 14%. There has been a marked increase in visitor numbers during recent months.