Five Famous Casino Hotels in Macau

Visiting Macau is not all about gambling, it is about the grandness and opulence of the casino hotels as well. Although, there are presently over thirty casinos in Macau, there are five that should definitely be on your must visit list.

The Wynn Macau

Modelled after its twin in Las Vegas, this hotel casino is among the poshest available in Macau. It offers all the typical card and table games, and has slot machines for as little as HK$0.05 per pull, all the way up to $5000. The Wynn also boasts a two animated exhibitions. One features a giant Tree of Prosperity that rises from the ground and the second one is a huge giant dragon that rises over 25 feet in the air and comes complete with gleaming eyes and billowing smoke.

The Grand Lisboa

One of the original Macau casinos, The Grand Lisboa is more about the gambling and less about the entertainment. It does however; feature the “Crazy Paris Show”, which has been running in Macau since the late eighties. This casino is best known for its poker tables and being home to the biggest M88 poker tournaments in Asia with the highest stake players.

Venetian Macao

Owned by Las Vegas Sands Corporation, this is the largest casino, not only in Macau, but also in the world. Modeled after the city of Venice, the casino hotel features indoor canals complete with bridges and gondoliers. Shopping in the mall portion of the Venetian is like taking a trip to Venice, Italy, strolling along the piazzas, and making purchases in the lovely boutiques. The hotel casino is over half a million square feet in size and features top dining restaurants, an 1800-seat theatre and even a mini-golf course. Hard-nose gamblers may find it too touristy, but for people who like some entertainment with their betting, it is the perfect place to stay and play.

Galaxy Rio Macau

If you want to gamble with the locals, then this is the place to go. This casino features lower stakes gambling and a less ornate atmosphere, which is more appealing to some of the locals. It also houses a nightclub popular with Macau’s residents.

MGM Macau

With a stunning exterior and breathtaking underwater realm décor, the MGM Macau is a hotel casino you must make sure you visit on your next stay in Macau. Its exterior is designed to reach the sky and reflect the beauty and mystery of the South China Sea, and its interior was designed with attention to artistry and fine detail. The casino hotel offers both games tables and slot machines, has a luxurious spa, and enough restaurants, bars and lounges, so that you will never get bored.


The hotel casinos in Macau have come a long way in the last decade in terms of recreation, entertainment and luxury. Operators are beginning to realize that there are other dollars to be made from tourists other than those made from gambling.