It is not accidentally that Macau is often compared to both Monte Carlo and Las Vegas since gambling makes almost 50% of the city’s revenue. Even though people visit Macau in order to see many beautiful things it offers, casinos are in a way inevitable, and many visitors, as well as local, go there to test their luck, hoping to win the fortune. The insides of the casinos are not much different from those in Las Vegas, excessively ornamented, with blinding chandeliers, luxurious areas and places where you can gamble, presenting the real way to experience the nightlife of Macau and Macau gambling. Some of the most famous casinos are located in the Macau Peninsular and the island of Taipa. Besides roulette, blackjack and poker, you can test your luck using slot machines as well, together with some traditional games. Macau has 33 casinos in total, while 23 are located on the Macau Peninsula and 10 casinos on Taipa Island. Many of them perfectly resemble those in Las Vegas, so it is really hard to feel the difference.
Some of the most popular casinos in Macau are Grand Lisboa, MGM Macau, Wynn Macau, and Sands Macao, located on the Macau Peninsula, The Venetian Macao, Galaxy, and City of Dreams, located on Taipa Island.
The Venetian Macao is the largest casino in the world. Covering area of total 980,000 m2 it is one of the largest buildings in the world by floor area. You can walk along the canals or enjoy the gondola rides because famous Italian city Venice was used as a model for building this casino. There are also many shops, exclusive restaurants, mini-golf course and entertainment shows, so it is a very interesting place even for non-gamblers. Without a question, of all Macau’s casinos, the Venetian Macau offers the best entertainment outside of gambling.
Between Macau Peninsula and Taipa Island run buses 11, 21, 21A, 22, 25, 26 and 26A, 28A, 33 and 34.