Sands China is giving local residents two weeks of discounts at its non-gaming facilities across its seven hotel resorts to mark the opening of The Parisian on Tuesday.
Sands China President Wilfred Wong Ying Wai made the announcement during a press conference Thursday at The Venetian, where he also announced a pyrotechnic and light show at the half-scale replica Eiffel Tower as part of the opening night activities of The Parisian.
Wong said the special offers for residents with a valid Macau ID were a show of gratitude to the local community.
According to Wong, the discounts of up to 50 percent cover the gaming operator’s non-gaming offers at all its properties in Cotai and at the Sands casino-hotel in Nape.
The nearly 22-billion-pataca Parisian integrated resort that has 3,000 guestrooms, a shopping mall, water park and a theatre, will also house a total of 410 gaming tables when it opens on Tuesday, of which 100 are newly granted by the government and 310 shifted from the gaming operator’s other casino premises, according to a recent report by the Chinese-language Macao Daily News daily.
Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ) Paulo Martins Chan, who was also at the press conference yesterday, told reporters on the sidelines that the government had considered many aspects when it decided on how many new gaming tables to grant the gaming operator.
Chan, whose job is it to implement the government’s gaming industry-related policy decisions, also reaffirmed that the government’s measure to limit growth in the number of gaming tables by setting an average three percent increase cap per year until 2022 would remain in place, but that it could be“evened up”.
“Like we have many new venues opening this year and there will be fewer in the coming years, so we can even up [the increase in the number of gaming tables],” Chan said.(Macaunews/Macaupostdaily)