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Macau Casinos – Welcome to the new Las Vegas

While Las Vegas goes down the gurgler apparently Macau is becoming the new gambling mecca of the world, going by the number of veteran US casino developers who are spending big bucks here, it may be true.

Here’s an incomplete list of Macau’s Casinos, there’s plenty more than this, but these are the ones that stood out to me while I was there. You can read more comprehensive guide to casinos and things to do in Macau here. But here’s my take.

The new, modern and recently finished:

Venetian Macau– 800 gaming tables and over 3000 slots, yes its big! Has hotel, shopping and a multitude of dining options. Try Portofino for excellent Italian food (the best place I ate while in Macau!), at the time of my visit they had a bargain-priced deal going. More about the Venetian Macau.

Venetian Macau

Hard Rock Casino – a smaller boutique themed casino located within the City of Dreams complex.

Hard Rock Casino

City of Dreams– features over 1000 tables and nearly 4oo tables. The City of Dreams complex also features a vast array of entertainment attractions and eateries for all budgets. There’s also a Crown casino in the complex.

City of Dreams

MGM Grand – featuring a hotel, 1000 slots and over 300 tables.

MGM Grand – the curved video screen is a reasonable entry feature

Grand Lisboa – A unique structure that stands out on the skyline of Macau be it day or night. Multiple levels of slots and tables. Apparently, the buffet is something to behold! I’m saving this experience for the next time I visit Macau! More on the Grand Lisboa Macau

the Grand Lisboa

Wynn Casino – The famous American chain has a place in Macau and plans for another.

Wynn Macau

Galaxy Starworld – open 24 hours with 300+ tables and even more slot machines. Features a hotel and many restaurants.


Galaxy Grand Waldo – a smaller boutique casino and hotel located in Taipa.

Grand Waldo

The Sands – located near Fishermans Wharf and a free shuttle service runs between here and the Cotai Strip. More about the Sands Macau

Macau Sands

Galaxy Cotai Mega Resort – at time of writing it was still under construction, but looks like it will be something special.

Galaxy Cotai

and there’s many others in various stages of planning or construction…..

Older Casinos:

Casino Lisboa

Casino Lisboa

Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology

Babylon at Fishermans Wharf


Pharaohs Palace

Pharaohs Palace

and there’s loads more! For a list of hotels on a map see here, for more info on the casinos see Macau Casinos review at MacauShopper.com