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Sands Macau

The massive Sands used to hold the "world's largest casino" title until the opening of the Venetian, in 2007.  Owned by Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Corp., the same company that owns the Venetian, it comprises 229,000 square feet of casino space, with 740 gambling tables and more than a thousand slot machines.

 

Located right next to Macau Fisherman's Wharf, this humongous monolith is notable for its gold glass-clad façade, which can be seen prominently by ferry passengers, arriving from Hong Kong, and other than to house the famous casino, it boasts some fabulous dining and entertainment spots, as well as a 51-suite VIP hotel ...

 

A small insight from 'Metropolasia-Man':

The Sands has entered the pages of history as "the first western-owned casino in Macau", and it was so successful when it opened, in 2004, that it paid for itself in its first year...

Although it has tough competition nowadays, the casino manages to retain its popularity, possibly thanks to its slightly less formal attitude...

  

Recommended restaurants include Copa Steakhouse, on the 3rd floor, which is one of the best places in Macau for gourmet steaks and grilled meat, Restaurante Perola, that serves fantastic Portuguese and Macanese cuisine, with a slight Chinese influence, and the famous 888 gourmet Place, which boasts a 300 ft. long Las Vegas style buffet and offers one of the most amazing deals in town...

 

 

Entertainment wise: Xanadu, the Sand's cocktail lounge-club, is where you can enjoy some free girlie shows with non-Shakespearean names like "Sand's angels" and "Glamour Girls"... 

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