In Macau, casino operator Macau Legend Development Limited has opened its new 223-room Legend Palace Hotel development in the city’s Fisherman’s Wharf district along wit a few gaming tables. The complete casino will offer 91 slots and 66 live-dealer gaming tables.
Today’s opening comes less than two weeks after Macau Legend Development Limited was granted official permission to operate 15 new-to-market mass-market gaming tables inside the Legend Palace Hotel while the remainder will be redeployed from the firm’s existing properties, which include the Pharaoh’s Palace Casino inside The Landmark Macau hotel and the nearby Babylon Casino Macau.
Hong Kong-listed Macau Legend Development Limited, which additionally runs the 444-room Harbourview Hotel Macau, revealed that it has designated at least 46 of the gaming tables inside the Legend Palace Hotel’s casino for mass-market play although this number could eventually reach as high as 55.
“We are planning to house between 46 and 55 mass tables plus eleven self-run VIP tables during the grand opening period,” read a statement from David Chow Kam Fai, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Macau Legend Development Limited. However, it appears only the 15 new tables were deployed on opening day, with the rest to be phased in.
According to a report on G3Newswire, Macau Legend Co-Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. David Chow said, “There is a casino in Legend Palace, which houses 15 new gaming tables that was recently granted by the Macau SAR Government. This reaffirms the support given to us by the SAR Government, and I would like to express my heartfelt thanks. To cope with upcoming development needs, we will strive to apply for more tables. The Macau Fisherman’s Wharf redevelopment project is a commitment by the Company to promote the development of tourism in Macau.
In addition to the new hotel, we shall continue to strengthen the facilities of the Marina to fully implement the “Free Yacht Travel Scheme”; and continue to upgrade the visual effect to the newly completed canopy for an enhanced open-air shopping, dining and entertainment experience; and speed up the progress of construction of the dinosaur museum to increase non-gaming elements. Future plans include the construction of an opera house and an intelligent exhibition center, with an aim to foster innovation, and introduce more diversified travel elements to increase visitations to Macau in general and Macau Fisherman’s Wharf.”
The operator, which is offering gambling at its Legend Palace Hotel under a master license held by giant compatriot SJM Holdings Limited, moreover explained that the new property could soon feature up to three VIP gaming rooms with local junket operator Cali Group set to apply for at least some of the necessary approvals.
Macau Legend Development Limited is also soon hoping to begin construction on its planned 500-room Legendale Hotel venue although it proclaimed via its recent annual financial results that it is still awaiting final government approvals regarding the height of the proposed property.
This article has been updated to include a quote from the company and to correct the number of gambling positions deployed upon opening.