|Casino opened:||May 18, 2004|
|Casino sq/ft:||229,000 sq/ft|
|Venues:||Sands Theatre, Xanadu|
Sands Macao Casino (澳門金沙酒店) Review
The Sands Macau (澳門金沙酒店)
The Sands Macau is the number one destination for huge numbers of visitors looking to experience the finer things in life. The casino complex is simply staggering and is designed to give players the maximum choice of slots and table games. They have an amazing 1254 slots machines and 740 gaming tables. The new Sands Casino in Cotai Central is also open and consists of three hotels on site (Conrad, Sheraton and Holiday Inn).
The main attraction and one that appeals to all gamblers is their loyalty program which is a 3 tiered club that showers all members with numerous benefits including very generous redemption options based on you gaming action, a 10% dining offer, plus invitations to many of their regular events. Their aim was to provide members with the maximum value for money and they have achieved this, your money really does go further at The Sands Macau.
Their hotel complex is a hidden treasure, rooms are either Deluxe Suites or Executive Suites, with the former offering a full 60 square meters with an adjacent living room, dining room and bedroom, they are huge and come complete with Cable TV channels, wireless high-speed Internet access and complete luxury by way of tasteful fittings and furnishings.
For those looking for extreme comfort and decadence then the Executive Suites are beyond belief, they boast over 120 meters of pure luxury and facilities in each includes microwave and coffee machine, plasma TVs in both bedroom and living rooms and an LED TV in the bathroom, cordless telephones (dual lines) with voicemail and many complimentary additions such as a shoe-shine service, fruit and flowers, turndown and valet parking.
Dining is a pleasure at The Sands Macau and their flagship restaurant The Gold Court is the place to go for the ultimate Cantonese dining experience. Restaurants number seven in total and these include the Copa Steakhouse and The Perola which specializes in Mecanese cuisine
Entertainment makes a visit to Macau complete and the Xanadu Lounge at The Sands is the place to go for an excellent free show featuring the Glamour Girls. Eldorado also appear at the Xanadu Lounge and these award winning Ballroom and Latin Dancers put a perfect and power packed performance.
Package rates won't break the bank with rooms available from HKD2088. So if you are looking for the best shows, the finest restaurants and the most rewarding gaming then The Sands Macau is the place for you.
Very Brief History
Sands Macau opened in May 2004. They hired a good set-up team, mainly executives and managers with many years of previous experience in the land-based and ship-based casinos of Malaysia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. They were familiar with Asian games, Asian practices, Asian play, and knew how to find and train good Asian staff.
They went with an open-plan interior design suited to the Asian clientele. They were successful from opening day and never looked back. All construction bonds were paid off by May 2005. Most of the original employees have been rewarded with multiple promotions, and managers have seen the value of their stock-options double or more.
In 2006, the casino completed an expansion increasing the casino from 165,000 sq. ft. to 229,000 sq. ft. The casino now contains around 740 table games. This was the largest casino in the world until Las Vegas Sands opened the Venetian Macao on the Cotai Strip.
Gaming at Sands Macao
Sands Macao has one of the largest gaming floors in Macau (and the world) - it is multiple levels and is in a rectangular layout. Food and dining is up (or down) a level depending on what you want to eat. There is live entertainment on the bar stage on the main casino floor, and many gamblers have a hard time keeping their eyes on the machines and not the stage.
There are literally thousands of the lastest slot machines - with high and low limit games (even penny slots) here and that is in addition to over 700 table games.
Casino games available
- Slot machines
- 3 Card Poker
- Video Poker
- Caribbean Stud Poker
- Casino War
- Electronic Tables
- Sic Bo
- Three Card Baccarat
- Fan Tan
- Dragon Elements Roulette
Dining & Restaurants
- Serving: Steak, Seafood, Portuguese, Macanese
Take the best of both worlds, a Las Vegas style steakhouse who also serves Macanese and Portuguese favorites and you have Copa Steakhouse at Sands Macao. You might not find it on the menu but the Copa Appetizer Platter gives you a taste of what's in store. Seared foie gras, crispy soft shell crab, Australian giant shrimp, seared ahi in wasabi tobiko, fried calamari in spicy tomato, beef tartare, and gazpacho salad should get your party going! And from there it's every manner of fresh seafood and 21 day dry aged beef you can imagine.
- Price range: Upscale
- Reservations: (853) 8983-8366
- Takes reservations
|Sunday||5:30pm / 11:00pm|
|Monday||5:30pm / 11:00pm|
|Tuesday||5:30pm / 11:00pm|
|Wednesday||5:30pm / 11:00pm|
|Thursday||5:30pm / 11:00pm|
|Friday||5:30pm / 11:00pm|
|Saturday||5:30pm / 11:00pm|
- Serving: Chinese, Dim Sum, Cantonese, Hot Pot, Shanghaiese
Those with impeccable taste will enjoy sumptuous renditions of traditional Chinese gourmet foods at Golden Court on the 3rd floor of Sands Macao Hotel. From Shanghai hairy crab to Cantonese dim sum, to exquisite hot pot broths with fresh flavors all discerning diners will find a favorite on the extensive menu here. The atmosphere is relaxed and the decor contemporary and Golden Court stay open late every night for you.
- Price range: Upscale
- Reservations: (853) 8983-8328
|Sunday||10:00am / 11:00pm|
|Monday||10:00am / 11:00pm|
|Tuesday||10:00am / 11:00pm|
|Wednesday||10:00am / 11:00pm|
|Thursday||10:00am / 11:00pm|
|Friday||10:00am / 12:00am|
|Saturday||10:00am / 12:00am|
EDO Japanese Restaurant
- Serving: Japanese/Sushi
Edo Japanese Restaurant at Sands Macao Hotel offers a luxury dining experience in a contemporary environment. They specialize in authentic Japanese cuisine prepared from the freshest ingredients and presented with respect by amiable staff. Located on the 3rd floor, this is the 7th Edo outlet at a Sands property which speaks volumes for customer satisfaction.
- Price range: Upscale
- Reservations: (853) 2872-7523
|Sunday||11:30am / 11:30pm|
|Monday||11:30am / 11:30pm|
|Tuesday||11:30am / 11:30pm|
|Wednesday||11:30am / 11:30pm|
|Thursday||11:30am / 11:30pm|
|Friday||11:30am / 12:30am|
|Saturday||11:30am / 12:30am|
888 Gourmet Place
- Serving: Chinese, Thai, Japanese/Sushi, Asian, American
888 Gourmet Place at Sands Macao offers a blend of the classic Las Vegas buffet dining experience with the contemporary style and grace of an upscale Macanese restaurant. Featuring a harmonic blend of Chinese and East Asian fare, tastes from the West as well as Japan, Thailand, and regional Chinese favorites are available for lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served beginning at 07:00 daily. The food court section is open 24/7.
- Price range: Average
- Reservations: (853) 8983-8252
|Sunday||7:00am / 10:30pm|
|Monday||7:00am / 10:30pm|
|Tuesday||7:00am / 10:30pm|
|Wednesday||7:00am / 10:30pm|
|Thursday||7:00am / 10:30pm|
|Friday||7:00am / 10:30pm|
|Saturday||7:00am / 10:30pm|
- Serving: Asian, American
There is a nice little selection of "quick eats" vendors at Sands Macao for the times you just want to grab something on the run, or simply can't deny a certain craving. Here you will find McDonald’s, KFC, and for a bit more sophisticated bite the Moonlight Noodle House. Here you will quick meals of dim sum, noodles, fried rice, fresh juices and Chinese tea to name a few choices.
- Price range: Budget
- Reservations: (853) 8983-8125
|Sunday||12:00am / 12:00am|
|Monday||12:00am / 12:00am|
|Tuesday||12:00am / 12:00am|
|Wednesday||12:00am / 12:00am|
|Thursday||12:00am / 12:00am|
|Friday||12:00am / 12:00am|
|Saturday||12:00am / 12:00am|
Sands Macao Venues & Hotspots
Sands Theatre at Sands Macao Hotel brings artists of the highest quality to you for live performances. Here you will find everything from Cantonese pop stars to Western rock bands. Show times vary and the line up is always fresh and new so please check listings and showtimes. The variety is endless from traditional Chinese costumed dancers to contemporary bands and everything in between.
Xanadu is the well known bar at Sands Macao Hotel that is open 24 hours a day. Come in and enjoy shows, performances and entertainment that comes from nearby and far away. Dancing girls keep the entertainment going and there is almost always some kind of drink and food special daily. Xanadu, an idyllic, beautiful place on the Sands 1st floor.
Sands Macao Attractions & Entertainment
Right by the ferry building, Fisherman's Wharf is in the thick of a lot of what's good about Macau. Fisherman's Wharf is a unique experience, brining an outside pedestrian mall with shopping, great eating and drinking along with a variety of casinos within walking distance. Fisherman's Wharf is a Macau Legends Development Group project which also operates Rocks Hotel and Casino Babylon which are on Fisherman's Wharf. Across the street is the massive Sands Macao Casino. Across from the ferry building and the amusement park is Casino Oceanus and Golden Dragon Casino. Casino Oceanus is a standalone casino and Golden Dragon is in an older hotel, diagonally to Casa Real Casino.
Sands Macao Spas & Health Clubs
The Spa at Sands Macao offers a relaxing escape for you right in the middle of the bustling city. The therapists here are well trained and practice current techniques as well as the age old arts - they are dedicated to your blissful relaxation and pleasure. Other features of the 8th floor facility include Jacuzzi, plunge pool steam room, sauna and The Salon.
|Sunday||12:00pm / 3:00am|
|Monday||12:00pm / 3:00am|
|Tuesday||12:00pm / 3:00am|
|Wednesday||12:00pm / 3:00am|
|Thursday||12:00pm / 3:00am|
|Friday||12:00pm / 3:00am|
|Saturday||12:00pm / 3:00am|
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