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Macau 2008

A collection of images taken in June by Gaming floor's
editor Ian Sutton before, during, and after G2E Asia.

2008 YouTube videos
G2E Asia 2008 - Venetian Macau
Macau Casinos & Tower


View from the rear of the Regency Hotel. Not too impressive, but that's certainly a nice plot of land.

 
G2E Asia's Conference line up.

 
Marcus Prater and the AGA's Frank Fahrenkopf at the pre show press briefing.

 
Mr. Fahrenkopf swamped by media after the presentation.

 
McDonalds in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian.

 
The Manchester United Experience at the Grand Canal Shoppes.

 
Some of Man Utd's trophies on display - presumably they're the real thing ?

 
Escalator view of part of the Venetian Gaming floor.

 
Very disappointing. The Venetian's ceiling murals are all prints.

 
Rainy view from the Venetian across to the under construction City of Dreams.

 
Turning to the right, a similar view of the Four Seasons which will be Macau's next major opening.

 
Mr. Fahrenkopf introducing dignitaries before the official ribbon cutting. The Lions are presently reposed.

 
These glamorous young ladies adorned the Elixir Gaming stand.

 
Two more models take a break at Elixir's live Baccarat terminals.

 
It rained alot while I was there. View of the Lisboa and Wynn from the Macau Tower.

 
The Bungee jump concession was out of service.
Not surprising really considering a small Tornado had just passed by.

 
View of apartment blocks on Tiapa. In the background is Coloane.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coloane

 
No raindrops in this one.

 
The old Lisboa at centre, Grand Lisboa on the left and Wynn on the right.

 
Traffic in the left lane about to head over the bridge to Taipa.

 
The Wynn Macau with it's sprawling shopping and gaming floor

 
Rainy scene outside the Crown.
The flowers were to celebrate the opening of the 2nd floor for junket operations.

 
Macau Tower from one of the free casino shuttle busses.

 
Approaching Sands Macau from Fisherman's Wharf.

 
Sands and the new hotel tower.

 
As I write I can't remember what this was, but that's Taipa in the background.

MGM Macau surrounded by new developments.

 
Can we get one with all three of you together !
Yours truly struggling in the heat.

 
That's all bamboo scaffolding held together with plastic ties.
I wonder if it will ever catch on in the west ?

 
 
Looking up from MGM's valet parking - a very impressive construction.

 
How do you say cheese in Chinese ?. The Grand Praca Atrium at the MGM Grand.

 
The other side of the MGM Grand. I'll post the link to this development shortly.

 
View across the Nam Van Lakes to Wynn Macau.
Macau's Dragon Boat races were held on the water later in the day.

 
Old and new apartment blocks.

 
Macau Pedicycle

 
More apartment blocks of mixed ages and construction.

 
Not sure what's happening here. A total refurb or is it new ?

 
The Grand Emperor - perhaps more impressive in the evening

 
The Grand Lisboa, apartments and new bank building.

 
The old and the new. But which ones the more attractive ?

 
The Grand Lisboa - I like it !

 
Wynn Macau

Hotel Lisboa from the roundabout at the end of the Macau -Taipa Bridge
A different angle but here's what it looked like in the 70's.
www.flickr.com/photos/21096923@N03/2244833385

 
Grand Lisboa and Hotel Lisboa.

 
Possibly the world's most impressive casino feature ?

 
The Galaxy Star World and ? under construction...

 
Wynn close-up. A tunnel links it with the Grand and Lisboa Hotel's.

 
A block or so away. A maze of jewelry shops, restaurants, sauna's and other businesses.

 
Part of the retractable ceiling that makes up Wynn's Tree of Prosperity Show.

 
New Chinese characters added to the Crown Macau sign.

 
The Greek Mythology Casino at the New Century Hotel. Interesting place.

 
Poseidon the God of the Seas outside the Greek Mythology.

 
View from near the University of Macau.

 
Taipa apartment blocks

 
Some better ones here...

 
This little chap popped up out of a crack in the pavement. Closest I could get !

 
Now we're talking - How much ?

 
Packing away the bamboo scaffolding from the new Taipa Square Casino.

 
The Taipa Square Casino across from the Macau Jockey Club is Melco Crown's 2nd operation.

 
The Grand View Casino about 100 meters down the road

 

and finally...

What it's perhaps all about ;)

 

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