The Wizard of Odds just had a review of his recent trip to Macau in his lastest e-mailed newsletter I recieve (click the link below for the pics in the 9-12-2007 newsletter that do not appear but are referenced in this post) and he also states in the newletter below he has a new site-WizardOfMacua.com with more pics,etc.,enjoy:Anyone been to the new Venetian in Macau yet? Was it Chuchu who said he was going down? Dying to here what it's like
Are saying you could not afford the prostitutes? or r u just sayinFirst the Meister crushed my dream and now the Wizard... as the only reason I would go there is to experience the Casinos I guess I won't be going unless I become fabulously and immediately and extremely wealthy.
Are saying you could not afford the prostitutes? or r u just sayin
Sarcasm. These bloody dealers were being sarcastic about having to treat customers well. All the time, they were emphasising the good old times when they could pinch winnings from the players LEGALLY. They still do that now but are a bit restrained. You bet small and they treat you like sh##, throwing the chips right back at you after a push. It's a pity that the new casinos dont have paigow tiles so when I want some games I can only visit the floating casinos which are boring but at least they treat you like humans.
It's more a case of culture than space, I think. If this was an Australian casino, I am pretty sure that they will have paigow tiles as I heard its quite popular over there. I havent gone to las Vegas. Have they got this game as well?
Pretty much has happened without exception to all the mega resorts(esp. the Venetian in 1999 and the Wynn in 2005 which I even have some pictures of items that did not yet meet building codes and customers were actually injured) in Vegas. It is common knowledge. There is a tremendous amount of pressure to open and begin servicing debt via cash flow asap regardless of any consequences.Reading some reviews of people who have stayed at the Venetian it sounds like it opened too early - lots of complaints about bad service and the staff not knowing their jobs properly, stuff not ready, etc etc.
Pai gow tiles is akin to a scoundrel's game. You wont find any decently dressed person playing the game and the noisier the cracking of tiles the better. Ah, how I miss the good old days playing this game at Jai-Alai casino in Macau. I played for more than 36 hours non stop at the table (no seating)with my friend. That was more than 15 years ago though.
Simmo, unless Stanley HO offers better pay packages to his staff, they will basically remain the same and try to pinch customers' money at all costs. It doesnt matter whether you are wiining or not. If you take the bankl at the paigow game, right after a clean sweep, you are TOLD that a portion of the chips at the next game are theirs already and if you win you have to pay double that portion to them and even pay the commission for them. Its really ridiculous like the wild west.
Just go for the day... it's only an hour each waySpear,
Sorry, almost missed this. No, I havent gone there yet. Unless I go secretly (hehe), I will need to wait till the next batch of public holidays, probably near X'Mas as my wife wants me to take her and the kid to go there. Well, my wife is a teacher and she should start her holidays around the 20th Dec.
Has anyone read or heard of the potential impacts of the Olympics on Macau? Does the Mainland govt. allow casino advertising or PR in Beijing? Do you think the casino groups will incorporate the Olympics in their marketing campaigns abroad? Just curious...
Just go for the day... it's only an hour each way
I think you better book now for Dec if you're going to stay there, I think they're quite busy!
I'm going to try and go over Tuesday afternoon (possibly Monday depending on the flight) - if you want to go have a peek let me know. I have an appointment at Immigration on Tuesday morning.
I cant take the day off. I shall see if I can make it in the evening.
Spear, if you go see if you can travel by Super Jetfoil. Much more comfy.