(Macao, May 15, 2013) - Tsang Kam Chuen from Hong Kong was the lucky winner of the Dragon Master Baccarat tournament Sunday at The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel, taking home the grand prize of HK$380,000 in cash. In all, 16 players took home a share of the HK$1 million cash prize pool in the grand tournament.
Nearly 800 Sands Rewards Club members entered the qualifying rounds of the competition at the Sands® Cotai Central, Sands® Macao and The Venetian Macao casinos Saturday, May 11. A total of 144 players earned a seat at Sunday’s semi-final round at The Venetian Macao, with 16 of them successfully making it to the final round. Each of the final-round players received a share of the HK$1,000,000 total cash prize pool, with the championship prize at HK$380,000. The second-place winner took home HK$180,000 while the third-place winner won HK$120,000.
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.
Photo caption: Winner Tsang Kam Chuen (second from left) holds a ceremonial cheque presented by Trevor Hammond, Vice President of Table Games Operations, Venetian Macau Limited (centre) commemorating his HK$380,000 cash prize for Sunday’s first place finish in the Dragon Master Baccarat tournament at The Venetian Macao. A total of HK$1 million in cash prizes was awarded to the 16 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.