(Macao, August 20, 2012) – A lucky baccarat player from Hong Kong, Mr. Wong, won HK$380,000 in cash for his first place finish Sunday night in the first of two Dragon Master Baccarat satellite tournaments at The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel.
729 Sands Rewards Club members participated in the qualifying rounds of the contest at the Sands® Macao and The Venetian Macao casinos Saturday, August 18. A total of 144 players successfully made it to Sunday’s semi-final round at The Venetian Macao, from which 16 lucky final-round players competed for the first championship title of the Dragon Master Baccarat tournament. Each of the contestants in the final round received a share of the HK$1,000,000 total cash prize pool.
One more satellite tournament will be held on September 8 and 9 at the Sands Macao and The Venetian Macao casinos, with another million-dollar cash prize pool. A Royal Dragon Master Baccarat tournament will take place soon after, on September 22 and 23, with a HK$5,000,000 total cash prize pool.
Sands Rewards Club members earn points and enjoy exclusive privileges at Sands China Ltd. properties, with a wide variety of discounts and rewards available at Sands Macao, The Plaza™ Macao, The Venetian Macao, Sands® Cotai Central, Shoppes Cotai, and at entertainment events booked through CotaiTicketing™. Points may also be exchanged for food and beverage, accommodation and Cotaijet™ ferry tickets, and members can earn additional privileges such as limited edition souvenir redemptions and exclusive activities. Each tier of membership – progressing from Gold, followed by Ruby, then Diamond – offers additional exclusive benefits and privileges. More information is available at www.sandsrewardsclub.com.
Photo caption: Mr. Wong (fourth from right) holds a trophy commemorating his HK$380,000 cash prize for Sunday’s first place finish in the first of two Dragon Master Baccarat satellite tournaments at The Venetian Macao. A total of HK$1 million in cash prizes were awarded to the 16 finalists.
Third from left to right: Mr. Cetin Tanisman, Senior Vice President of Casino – Table Games, Venetian Macau Limited; Third place winner Mr. Xu; First Place Winner Mr. Wong; Second Place Winner Mr. Ng.
About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat CotaiArena designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; MALO Clinic Health & Wellness; the incredibly fun Qube indoor playground and more than 330 retailers at Shoppes Grand Canal. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.