(Macao, August 29, 2012) – The first edition of the Dragon Master Slot tournament was successfully held at The Venetian® Macao, Sands® Macao and Sands® Cotai Central casinos on August 25 and 26, giving away HK$1,000,000 in total prize money to its 20 finalists. After a fierce final round, Mr. Wong Si Cheng was crowned with the first Dragon Master Slot champion title and took home a HK$380,000 cash award.
The qualifying rounds of the competition took place at the three participating casinos Saturday, with over 1,300 contestants, many of whom were Sands Rewards Club members, in addition to buy-in patrons. About 600 players, including 100 wild card entrants, began Sunday’s semi-final round at The Venetian Macao, with the top thirty players going on to compete in the final round for a shot at becoming one of the top 20 winning players claiming their portion of the tournament’s total cash prize pool of HK$1,000,000. Mr. Wong finally managed to defeat the other 29 players and was awarded the HK$380,000 cash prize for his first place finish. The thirty players in Sunday’s final have each been given a seat in the Royal Dragon Master Slot tournament’s qualifying round, to be held on October 13, with a chance to win a share of a HK$5,000,000 total cash prize pool.
The second Dragon Master Slot tournament will be held on September 15 and 16 at the three casinos, with another million-dollar cash prize pool up for grabs. The Royal Dragon Master Slot tournament will take place soon after, on October 13 and 14, with a HK$5 million 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 Si Cheng (centre) receives his HK$380,000 cash prize from Lance Gautreaux, Vice President of Slot Operations, Venetian Macau Limited, for Sunday’s first place finish in the first Dragon Master Slot tournament at The Venetian Macao. A total of HK$1 million in cash prizes were awarded to the 20 finalists.
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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.