Given the choice of Las Vegas or Macau, you may well be surprised to learn that a seasoned gambler would opt for the latter when it comes to hitting the casinos. The Chinese provenance is the second-richest territory in the world and boy, does it show.
Macau has quickly established itself as the ‘Las Vegas of Asia’ and boasts an array of huge casinos, including the Venetian Macau which is arguably the most luxurious casino in the world. Here, we will look at some cool facts about the casino, but before we do, make sure to check out all the latest casino offerings from Betfair.
1. The Venetian Macau is the world’s largest casino
The most obvious observation visitors make when they go the Venetian Macau is the sheer size. As of 2007, the Venetian is the largest casino in the world and covers 10,500,000 sq. That, is a lot of gaming room. The Venetian is modelled on its sister casino in Las Vegas, and boasts 3,400 slots machines, 800 gambling tables and the resort itself contains 3,000 suites. Furthermore, the Venetian includes a range of restaurants, shopping facilities and entertainment venues.
2. Entertainment hub
As you’d come to expect from a casino that boasts pure luxury and class, a range of other events are often hosted at the Venetian. The world famous Cirque du Soleil was held in Macau between 2008 and 2012, selling out every performance. The Cotai Arena is perhaps the most popular venue within the Venetian and has previously hosted basketball, tennis, and boxing alongside music concerts and televised award shows.
3. Serenading gondolas
Perhaps the most notable thing about Macau is its likeness to Venice. Visitors will find themselves surrounded by canals, and of course, there are plenty of gondolas to explore the beauty Macau provides. Three of the canals run through the hotel itself and guests can take full advantage, all whilst being serenaded to the song of their choice. The Venetian say the gondolas themselves are shipped in from Venice, adding to the authenticity and making visitors’ experiences truly memorable.
4. Manchester United Experience
Something else that sets the Venetian aside from the rest is the Manchester United Experience guests can take advantage of. Granted, the Premier League giants might be struggling of late, but that won’t deter the masses of locals who follow the Red Devils. In essence, the Manchester United Experience mirrors a huge club shop with all the gifts and goodies you’d typically expect. However, a range of real memorabilia can be snapped up and there are also interactive games to enjoy and showcase your football skills.
5. Sky Art
There are so many cool and exciting features that the Venetian offers, but perhaps the most notable is the exquisite and breath-taking painted sky that covers some 252,000 sq. It’s that realistic it’s actually difficult to fathom you’re not outside! The work was completed by Sky Art and led by Karen Kristin, who has undertaken similar projects but this was most likely her most