(Macao,September 25, 2012) -Mr.Jiang from China was the lucky winner of the Royal Dragon Master Baccarat tournament Sunday atThe Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel, taking home the grand prize of HK$2,800,000 in cash. In all, 16 players took home a share of the HK$5 million cash prize pool in the grand tournament. A total cash prize pool of HK$7,000,000 was won throughout the Dragon Master Baccarat series of tournaments.
Over 800 Sands Rewards Club members,including 32 finalists from the previous two editions of the Dragon Master Baccarat satellite tournaments,entered the qualifying rounds of thegrandcompetition at the Sands® Macao and The Venetian Macao casinos Saturday, September 22.A total of 162 playersearned a seat at Sunday's semi-final round at The Venetian Macao,with16 of themsuccessfully making it to the final round. Eachof the final-round playersreceived a share of the HK$5,000,000 total cash prize pool, with the championship prize at HK$2,800,000.
The previous twoDragon Master Baccaratsatellite tournaments held on August 19 and September 9 each gave away HK$1 million in prize money to 16 lucky finalists.
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 atwww.sandsrewardsclub.com.
Photo caption:Winner Mr. Jiang(third from left)holds a ceremonial cheque commemorating his HK$2,800,000 cash prize for Sunday's first place finish in the Royal Dragon Master Baccarat tournamentat The Venetian Macao. A total of HK$5 million in cash prizes was awarded to the16 finalists.
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.