Jul 13, 2010

The World’s Largest Casino – Venetian Macao

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The 40-story, $2.4 billion Venetian Macao in China is the largest casino in the world. Owned by the Las Vegas Sands corporation, the Venetian Macao is the largest building in Asia and fifth-largest building in the world by area at 10.5 million square feet (980,000 square meters). Officially opening on August 28, 2007, the casino welcomed its 8 millionth customer in just 133 days after launch! Below you will find pictures, facts and highlights on this beast from the East.

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THE VENETIAN MACAO

– The resort has 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square meters) of convention space, 1.6 million square feet (149,000 square meters) of retail space and 550,000 square (51,000 square meters) feet of casino space
– The casino features over 3,400 slot machines and 800 gambling tables. There is also a 15,000 seat arena for entertainment/sporting events
– Notable sporting events held at the Venetian include: NBA game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic (Oct. 20, 2007), Andre Agassi vs Pete Sampras (Nov. 24, 2007), and Ray Mercer vs Derric Rossy (Jan. 26, 2008)

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Photograph by AhRay

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Photograph by HKPCUG Photography

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Photograph by Ponch23


SHOPPING AND EATING

– There are over 350 brand name retail stores at the Grand Canal Shoppes taking up 1.6 million square feet of retail space
– The Venetian offers over 30 restaurants with cuisines from around the world. Their world-class catering facilities are capable of catering a 5-course banquet for over 10,000 guests!
– The casino has 51 gondolas with serenading gondoliers that ply the waters of the Veneitan’s three indoor canals and outdoor lagoon

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ACCOMMODATIONS

With 3,000 rooms available, each suite is split-level and at least 750 square feet or larger (70 square meters). Larger units approach 2,000 square feet in size and feature gold leaf and Italian marble in the bathrooms. No information was available on the Presidential and luxury suites but one can only assume them to be quite lavish :)

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Photograph by Dennis Wu

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RANDOM FACTS ABOUT THE VENETIAN

– The volume of sand used in the reclamation of land for The Venetian Macao, is enough to build one of Egypt’s largest pyramids
– They poured enough concrete to fill 318 Olympic swimming pools
– As many as 11,000 construction workers and 990 trucks entered the site each day. Twenty-two mobile cranes, 41 crawler cranes and 552 mobile platforms were operating on site at the same time during construction
– The total size of The Venetian Macao is equivalent to 56 football fields. That’s big enough to park close to 100 Boeing 747 jumbo jets!

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Photograph by AhRay

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Photograph by kerhhk2000

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Photograph by Laurent Malbecq

LAS VEGAS SANDS

– Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) is a casino resort company based in Paradise, Nevada
– As of April 2010 it had a market capitlization of $17.3 billion
– It also owns the following casinos: Venetian (Las Vegas), The Palazzo (Las Vegas), Sands Macao, Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem (Pennsylvania), Marina Bay Sands (Singapore)

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