Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Macau bets on underwater gambling 澳門水底賭場計劃 - 夢幻之城度假村 (澳门水底赌场计划 - 梦幻之城度假村)

The underwater casino which purpose by the City of Dream will boast 450 gaming tables and 3,000 slot machines. Gamblers could soon be able to gamble at the island’s first underwater casino. The ‘City of Dreams’ complex, consisting of 450 gaming tables and 3,000 slot machines, will expect to open in 2008.

As the underwater casino will form part of a huge gaming and entertainment complex - dubbed the ‘City of Dreams’. It will cost eight billion Hong Kong dollars (US$1bn, £545m) to create.

At the launch of the project, Mr Ho said that this casino would be “surrounded by water and marine life”. This resort will to be built on Macau’s Cotai strip, will also include three hotels with a total of 2,000 rooms as a part of the City of Dream phases. Foreign Investor Australian entrepreneur Kerry Packer’s Publishing and Broadcasting firm is a minority partner in the ‘City of Dreams’ project.

Source : news.bbc.co.uk
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