(Macao, July 24, 2013) - Choi Iong Kao was the lucky winner of the Slot Challenge tournament Sunday at Sands® Cotai Central, taking home the grand prize of HK$380,000 in cash.
Nearly 1,300 Sands Rewards Club members entered the qualifying rounds of the competition at Sands Cotai Central, Sands® Macao and The Venetian® Macao casinos Saturday, July 20. A total of 600 players earned a seat at Sunday's semi-final round at Sands Cotai Central, with 30 of them successfully making it to the final round to take home a share of the tournament's HK$1 million cash prize pool.
Sands Rewards Club recently expanded its reach, with members now able to earn points at over 200 outlets across Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao, The Plaza™ Macao and Sands Cotai Central. This significant move transforms the already popular Sands Rewards Club into a truly multi-tier resort loyalty programme, extending members' point-earning power beyond the gaming floor, to a diversity of areas such as dining, shopping, accommodation, entertainment, and Cotai Water Jet. Kiosks located at various points throughout the interconnected Shoppes enable members to check their point balances, update their profiles and view offers available to them. 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.
In providing gaming entertainment at its integrated resorts, Sands China Ltd. remains committed to the importance of responsible gaming in Macao, having been a pioneer in Macao in establishing its comprehensive responsible gaming programme in 2007. Sands China also regularly provides responsible gaming training for team members, engages in academic research and social activities, and posts responsible gaming information throughout all its properties; it supports all responsible gaming measures and activities of the authorities in Macao. The goals of Sands China's responsible gaming efforts are to contribute to the continuous development of the Macao community, to bear corporate responsibility in addressing social issues and to develop an environment and a culture of responsible gaming in Macao.
Photo caption: Slot Challenge winner Choi Iong Kao (second from right) holds a ceremonial cheque presented by Kevin Benning (second from left), Executive Director of Marketing Operations, Venetian Macau Limited, commemorating his HK$380,000 cash prize for Sunday's first place tournament finish at Sands Cotai Central. A total of HK$1 million in cash prizes was awarded to the 30 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 Cotai Arena 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 at Venetian. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.