Drambuie_Man is heading to Macau and has offered to take questions in advance for those of us that haven't been or can't get to the other side of the world on a regular basis. I'm lucky to have several folks in the area that have been very generous with their time and this is another example of that.
His comments are after the jump and feel free to litter the comments with requests. Also, if you are in Macau or nearby and want to hang out, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll make mutual contact.
One great thing about living in LA, when I was there, was the simple fact it was only a few hours from Las Vegas. I knew in 6 hours I could have bones in my hand and a buffet in my belly, or if I was really desperate 5 hours to seven-out at Whiskey Pete’s. Alas, I moved to Seoul, Korea. A place known as a local diplomat said succinctly, “Great, if you can leave every few months.”
To make a long story short, I have really been craving a Vegas experience for a while now, but cannot find the time to fly halfway around the world. The transformation of Macau has been interesting, and with the opening of the Wynn decided to do a quick side trip a few months ago (find the trip report somewhere on this site). No craps, but enough fun to feed and satisfy the crave.
A few factors have come together, and I deicide it would be a good time to try a quick Macau trip on par with my past quick Vegas trips. Many of you know the drill, a red-eye or two to Vegas, a hotel for Saturday, and a whole lot of hedonism. I figure this would be another test to see how well Macau mimics its Nevada role model.
Based on a few comments I think a few of you readers are in the Pearl River delta region, so I write this partly for you. I would like to link up to compare notes on this little hobby, and perhaps share some insight. I would appreciate even the simplest of tips since most of the detailed promotion for Macau has been in Chinese from what I can find.
Meanwhile, I should add that in my quest for a quick get away, player services at the Wynn have been surprisingly disappointing. Also Macau really needs to work on hotel rooms. Perhaps it’s a temporal supply and demand situation, more casino space than rooms and not enough competition.