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What are Macau casinos like?

Discussion in 'There's More To Life Than Vegas?' started by ballagio, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. ballagio

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    I am headed to Hong Kong for business next month. I know some folks have visited the casinos in Macau. I wanted to see how they compare to Vegas. I don't discriminate between slots or table games. I play whatever is paying at the moment. Lately, it has been slots but do play tables.

    Does anyone know if the comps from Wynn and V/P can be interchangeably used between Macau and Vegas? I thought about getting a room for a night or two if they carry over. Any advice is greatly appreciated. If I end up going, I will post a TR.
     
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    Macau is nothing like Vegas. Be prepared to pay for almost everything. They do not extend credit. Any comps will be based on Theo you generate.

    If you are a bac player, then you'll have no problem. Any other tables games and you will be wandering for quite a while. BJ is European style and you will not find many other carny games.

    Also be prepared for people playing on your hand behind you.

    I'd say take a few hours to go visit their infamous saunas. You don't need to participate in all activities, but it is something that I'd recommend just to see how adult entertainment is different over there.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply. It is amazing to see such gambling knowledge on this board. I was researching and found a sister site for the wizard of odds.
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    Good info even though it is a bit dated. Hopefully, I will be able to sneak off and get a TR and will not be playing slots there except for a couple of hundred. It seems table games are the way to go due to high slot holds.
     
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    I think all roulette tables at Macau are single zero. Sic Bo is also quite popular game there, you can try that for fun.
    As far as the memberships count, I dont think the Vegas points can be used in Macau and vice versa.
    All the major casinos have free shuttle buses to and from the ferry terminal and border crossings FYI.
    And HKD is used at all casinos.
     
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    Thanks for the insight. Has anyone hit a slot pay of value in Macau? How do they pay? I am guessing that the Chinese government will tell the IRS to shove the W-2 where the sun don't shine. Is they only way that the IRS will know about your winnings of substance is the customs declaration form when you enter the US? I don't plan on hitting any high value slots on this trip as I will probably only be bringing $2-3k in cash with me for incidentals. You never know with slot machines.
     
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    You'll hit it in Macau, alright. One of our Asian friends made oblique reference on VMB to the racetrack in Macau so I googled it... as you do... Sounds like a good time, just brush up on your Cantonese.
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    There was a crackdown and this is no longer in operation... :panda:

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    From my experience, the machines prints out a ticket and you take it to the cage for cash. From my memory the cage does not ask for ID unless you want to change more than HKD100k in chips. Note to get your USD exchanged to HKD from a bank or somewhere as the exchange rates at the casinos are not good.
     

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