The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel Review - The World’s Largest Casino
Overview of The Venetian Macao
The Venetian Macao is located at:
Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca,
As you may have guessed, The Venetian Macao is a sister resort to The Venetian Las Vegas. It is actually the seventh largest building in the world by its floor area. Not only that, but it is also the largest casino in the world, as well as the largest single structure hotel building in Asia.
It is just as awe-inspiring and luxurious as its famous sister resort in Vegas, only a lot bigger. For example, The Venetian Las Vegas has a 120,000 square foot casino floor, while this one has a casino floor that is 550,000 square feet!
As suggested by the size of the building, The Venetian Macao offers a lot of attractions and accommodations that can keep you entertained for days on end.
Eight years after The Venetian Las Vegas opened to the public in Sin City, Las Vegas Sands unveiled The Venetian Macao on August 28, 2007. Despite it being the world’s largest casino, The Venetian Macao cost $2.4 billion to build. That is a lot of money, yes, but far smaller hotel casino resorts, such as the Marina Bay Sands Resort, cost twice as much money to build. (They blew $5.5 billion on Marina Bay Sands Resort).
It is safe to say that this hotel casino resort has been wildly successful. Only 133 days after The Venetian Macao was launched to the public, it welcomed its 8 millionth customer!
The world’s largest casino is home to 3,000 luxurious spacious suites ranging from 755 square feet to 3,830 square feet. The smallest and cheapest suite, Royale Suite, is still nothing to scoff at. It is a split-level suite with a king-sized bed, an elegant marble bathroom, a soaking tub, a separate shower, and standard amenities like a hairdryer, bathrobes, and slippers.
We have five more suites (each more luxurious than the last), and then there is the Cielo Suite, a 3,830 suite with so many to offer. Its features include two bedrooms, a dining area, a living area, an in-suite spa room, a chauffeur-driven limousine, a butler pantry, a Jacuzzi, a media room, butler service, exclusive check-in, and deluxe marble bathrooms.
At a whooping 550,000 square feet, the gaming floor at The Venetian Macao offers everything you could possibly think of at a casino:
- Over 3,400 slot machines
- 800 gambling tables
- A 15,000 seat arena for sporting events like NBA games
- An exclusive gaming area called the Paiza Club that caters to high rollers and VIPs
The casino is divided in four themed areas: Imperial House, Golden Fish, Phoenix, and Red Dragon.
Attractions & Entertainment
1.6 million square feet of the building is reserved for retail spaces. In that area, you will find at least 350 brand-name retail stores, over 30 world-class restaurants, and 51 gondolas floating around in the waters of the canals and outdoor lagoon.
If you enjoy watching shows, you will be pleased to hear that The Venetian Macao is home to many popular shows, including Cesar Millan Live, Kepler, and a Beauty and the Beast Broadway production.
There are other things to do on the premises, including mini golfing, getting a beauty treatment at the spa, working out at the V gym, and splashing around at the pools.
Why The Venetian Macao Gets 4.5 Stars
The Venetian Macao’s motto is probably “go big or go home”. Everything here is big and elaborate. There are plenty of suites, attractions, entertainment, shops, and casino games for everyone. However, the reason we decided not to award this casino resort a full five stars is the fact that it might be too pricey for your average tourist.
Frequently Asked Questions About The Venetian Macao
What table games does The Venetian Macao offer?
The Venetian Macao has a fantastic selection of table games. Enjoy all your favorites including craps, blackjack, baccarat, three card poker, mini-baccarat, roulette, sic bo, fan tan, money wheel, three card baccarat, dragon phoenix, and Sands stud poker, which is similar to Caribbean stud but with a variable side bet. If you're hoping to put your poker skills to the test, you'll want to visit the Poker Kings Club for great cash games and tournaments.
How many different types of slots will I find at The Venetian Macao casino?
Visitors can enjoy 3,400 slot machines at The Venetian Macao casino. Whether you prefer video slots or classic reel games, you'll find lots of great options like Crystal, Jug Bao Pen, 50 Dragons Legends, and Duo Fu Duo Cai. If you're hoping to hit a massive progressive jackpot, there are plenty of Megabucks machines.
Is a membership required to play?
You don't need a membership to play at The Venetian Macao. Yet you'll probably want to sign up for your free Sands Rewards membership card. The loyalty program makes it easy to get discounts and comps like free rooms, concert tickets, and meals.
What is the required age to gamble at The Venetian Macao?
Players must be at least 21 years old to enter the casino and gamble. That's true whether you live in the city or are visiting from abroad. It's a good idea to have your ID handy at all times.
Is there a smoking section?
You'll find designated smoking areas on the gaming floor for your convenience. If you are staying at the resort, you can choose a smoking room for maximum enjoyment.
What are the minimum and maximum limits on the floor?
The minimum and maximums at The Venetian Macao vary depending on demand and when you visit. In general, the games are far more expensive than what you would find in Las Vegas, London, or Sydney. The cheapest games are $100, but many games start at $250 and even $500. If this seems excessive, all figures are in Hong Kong Dollars. It's possible to bet a million or more in the VIP areas. If you don't feel like risking large quantities of cash, you can take advantage of electronic table games, which have lower minimums.
Does The Venetian Macao have special promotions for VIPs or high rollers?
The Venetian Macao welcomes high rollers with great perks and promotions. If you plan on spending any time or money at the casino, you'll want to sign up for the Sands Rewards program. You'll not only get great comps, but if your status is high enough, you'll get access to VIP areas and invitations to exclusive events. Plus, you can count on elite concierge services.
Are there any restaurants nearby?
When you factor in all the bars, lounges, food court stalls, and proper restaurants, there are 150 dining choices at The Venetian Macao. Whether you are looking for Chinese, Japanese, American, South Asian, or European cuisine, there are always great options. Golden Peacock is home to gourmet Indian fare. Portofino will transport your taste buds to Italy. North elevates the best Sichuan and Dongbei dishes.
What kind of accommodations does The Venetian Macao resort offer?
The Venetian Macao is home to a whopping 3000 suites. Even the entry level Royale Suite offers separate living and sleeping quarters and an impressive marble bathroom. Of course, that's just a starting point. You'll find suites with multiple rooms that come close to 4000 square feet and include butler service and a chauffeur. There's always plenty to do at the resort. Take advantage of the four spectacular pools, go for a gondola ride, enjoy a round of mini golf, or work on your body at the V gym.