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Tell Me About Macau

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by MangoPort, Aug 21, 2012.

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  1. MangoPort

    MangoPort Low-Roller

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    Not sure if this belongs in the Off-strip hotels or the misc.

    Heading to Hong Kong and figured I'd stop by Macau for a day or so. Anything worth checking out that's unique?

    I'm assuming I'm just going to visit the Wynn, Sands and MGM resorts but is there anything else I need to see?

    Are the limits similar to Vegas for HL rooms?

    Can someone recommend a restaurant on par with "Le Cirque" at Bellagio?

    Any input appreciated.
     
  2. StudiodeKadent

    StudiodeKadent Tourist

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    Happy to help. I'm a Macau visitor too.

    MGM and Wynn have the best blackjack in Macau.... S17, DA2, DAS, RSA, Resplit to 4 hands, and early surrender against dealer 10's (no surrender against aces though). Player loses original bets only against a dealer blackjack. However, all games are CSM-shuffled (6 decks). The house margin is 0.10% (almost nothing). Go to wizardofmacau.com for the correct basic strategy.

    Wynn has free alcohol for main floor gamblers, the MGM doesn't although they serve free liquor in the high limit rooms.

    Now, Macau is almost entirely Baccarat (about 80% baccarat), there isn't much blackjack. High Limit Baccarat starts at 1000 HKD (125 USD approx), a few years ago there was a 500HKD BJ table in the MGM's high limit room (probably isn't there any more though).

    As for restaurants, Il Teatro at Wynn is phenomenal... Mizumi and Wing Lei are good too.

    Horizons at Crown Macau (at City of Dreams) is delicious.

    Aurora at Altira is acclaimed. IIRC the Imperial Court at the MGM got Michelin-Starred once as well.

    But the best restaurant in Macau is Robouchon Al Galera at the Lisboa (it might have moved to the Grand Lisboa though). It's pricey but it tastes like heaven and the service is fantastic.

    Comps are tight and most places run on points only. However, the Wynn has discretionary comps so if you butter up the pit crew you can get them to throw some food down your throat.
     
  3. MangoPort

    MangoPort Low-Roller

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    lol.

    But reading the list it sounds an awful like like the restaurant choices are similar to Vegas. Mizumi, Wing Lei, Robuchon, Aureole...

    Thanks for the info!
     
  4. DBear

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    http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35002

    Here's my little trip report from 2008. I did a day trip from Hong Kong. Didn't even stay the night. It was more of a sightseeing excursion. No gambling. Its not a big island but it isnt like the Strip where all the hotel casinos are on the same street. More spread out there although there are clusters of resorts here and there.
     
  5. StudiodeKadent

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    Similar names, yeah. But trust me, the food is actually very different in many respects (different styles and ingredients). Trust me, the food in Macau is outstanding.

    Happy to help.
     
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