Gamble! Asians spend more than westerners!
Macau is a country in Far East Asia with legal gambling. Macau is divided into cities. There are 2 cities in Macau (Cotai Strip and Taipa) which have 28 legal gambling facilities available in total. The 28 gambling facilities consist of casinos and pari-mutuel facilities. Legally the only types of gambling available in Macau are: casinos, pari-mutuel, dog tracks, horse tracks.The strip of casinos in Macau is known as the Cotai Strip. Besides the city of Macau there are the islands of Taipa.
Sands Macau opened its doors in 2004. The Sands was the first U.S. owned casino in Macau and is operated by Steve Wynn. The Sands casino recouped its capital within the first year! Wynn Macau, another Western-style casino, will be opening for business this September. More exciting projects are underway along the Cotai Strip and by they year 2009, Macau will almost double the number of its existing casinos.Macau already is Asia’s very own Las Vegas (will be rivalled soon by singapore). You will see in Macau the familiar bright exciting signs, nightlife, casinos, bars and basically one of the world’s largest parties. Some of the most popular spots are: Casino Lisboa, Galaxy Rio Casino, and the Sands Casino. Baccarat is the most popular game in Macao.
Macau casinos seems to attract the super-high rollers since Asians, particularly chinese or japanese or south koreans who love table games like pai gow and big & small and baccarat while westerners usually enjoy slot machines especially the retired people who go on weekend trips to Altantic City, Las Vegas, Reno, Biloxi, Indian Reservation Casinos (in the United States) I know that for a fact since I live there and I've been to all of these areas and even there you can find that majority of high rollers are asians!.
While Las Vegas remains more family oriented, although as we all know there are high-rollers there, too, Macau really rakes in the “serious gamblers.”