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Marina Bay Sands

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A striking addition to the Singapore skyline, the Marina Bay Sands had its official grand opening in 2011. Developed by Las Vegas Sands, the resort boasts three 55-story towers, comprised of 2,561 hotel rooms.

The complex also includes the Sands SkyPark, which sits atop the three main buildings. From the SkyPark, visitors are treated to a 360-degree view of the city. Also featured is the rooftop infinity pool.

The complex also includes an expansive casino and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, a high-end shopping mall that includes many of the world’s top labels. The mall also has a canal that runs through it where visitors can ride a gondola, equipped with gondolier.

Marina Bay Sands is one of two integrated resorts in Singapore, the other being Resorts World Sentosa.

Marina Bay Sands is one of two integrated resorts in Singapore, the other being Resorts World Sentosa.


Written by Paulo Loreto

February 1, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Wynn Macau

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Opened on September 6, 2006, the Wynn Macau is a deluxe hotel and casino resort in the Asian gaming capital of Macau. There are many elements in common with his successful Las Vegas venture, both consist of two towers (Encore Macau was completed on April 21, 2010), restaurants like Mizumi and Red 8 are featured at both resorts, and high-end shopping is a major draw to both locations.

Sprawled before the primary Wynn building is Performance Lake. Music blasts are regular intervals as the fountain dances to the tune. By night, the water is accompanied by lights and fire for more effect. The fountain dances to a collection of pop music and (as featured) Broadway selections.

There are over 200 water nozzles and shooters holding 800,000 gallons of water.

Written by Paulo Loreto

April 29, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Posted in Casino, Macau, Travel

Golden Gate

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Located in downtown Las Vegas, along the Fremont Street Experience, the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino is the oldest and smallest hotels along the entertainment strip.

It is said the Golden Gate is where the first shrimp cocktail served in Las Vegas, In 1959, a shrimp cocktail cost 50¢. Today, coined “the best tail in town,” it is served in the hotel’s Du-Par’s Restaurant and Bakery for $2.99.

Since 1959, according to their website, more than 40 million have been served.

The casino was founded by partners Italo Ghelfi, Robert Picardo, Al Burante, Leo Massaco, and Dan Fioriro. The group were from the San Francisco area.

Written by Paulo Loreto

November 17, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Trump Taj Mahal

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The Indian-themed Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ was the largest and highest grossing casino in the city until the Borgata opened in 2003. The casino opened in 1990, with inaugural ceremonies featuring Michael Jackson.

The casino includes 2,248 guest rooms and the Atlantic City location of the Hard Rock Cafe.

Written by Paulo Loreto

October 28, 2011 at 8:31 AM

MGM on the East Coast

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The famous MGM Grand of Las Vegas found its place with the Foxwoods Hotel and Casino complex in Connecticut. Opening in May 17, 2008, the 50,000 square foot casino floor includes over 1,300 slot machines and 60 table games.

The MGM Grand was a $700 million expansion at Foxwoods.













The MGM Grand is also home to The Grand Rink, an ice skating rink open during the Winter. Dream Reward members can skate for free on Tuesdays.

The Foxwoods is operated by the Mashantucket Pequots, who are an Eastern Woodland people with its traditional homelands in Southeastern Connecticut.

Written by Paulo Loreto

August 24, 2011 at 11:03 PM