(Macao, June 3, 2013) - To inaugurate the launch of the new Dragon Element Roulette* tables on The Venetian® Macao casino floor, May 21 and 22 saw afternoon dragon dances and other performances take place.
"We wanted a roulette table with an Asian theme," said Cetin Tanisman, Senior Vice President of Table Games Operations at The Venetian Macao. "Something special, something different, something that said: this is roulette in Asia. The result is what you see with the Dragon Element Roulette table. Sands China is always looking for new ways to enhance visitors' experiences and to diversify games. We launched Fast Action Baccarat in December, and now we've got a uniquely Asian roulette table. "
Based on a traditional roulette table, the new design sports a dragon motif on the table felt, providing a background for a five-element theme: gold, wood, earth, water and fire. Rising above them is a commanding glass dragon, sitting atop a turret and overlooking the roulette table, which is fashioned from Chinese redwood.
New features of the highly innovative and unique Asian roulette table include sequential numbers, and technology that automatically spins the roulette ball. Customers have the option of betting before or after the ball lands in the winning slot. The wheel is covered by LCD Smart Glass that turns opaque while the ball is spinning, and turns clear to reveal the winning number once the ball has stopped spinning, adding an additional element of anticipation to the popular game.
A crowd on the gaming floor watched with interest as the performances heralded the official introduction of the new Dragon Element Roulette table. The area immediately leading to the five new tables is sectioned off with short pillars intricately depicting the five elements, and an arch with a huge golden dragon is draped over top.
There are plans to introduce the new roulette tables at Sands® Macao, Sands® Cotai Central, and The Plaza™ Macao.
Photo caption: The Venetian Macao launched its brand new Dragon Element Roulette tables May 21. Five Chinese elements of wood, fire, earth, water and gold are incorporated into the five new innovative and Asian-themed tables.
Photo caption: Dancers help celebrate the official launch of the new Dragon Element Roulette tables at The Venetian Macao May 21.
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 300 retailers at Shoppes Grand Canal. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.
About Cotai Strip Resorts - Macao's Integrated Resort City
Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The befittingly named Cotai Strip Resorts, situated on reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, is the one destination that provides a stunning array of experiences at the heart of Cotai. Cotai Strip Resorts has transformed a gaming-centric day-trip market into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.
Pulsating with life, both night and day, Cotai Strip Resorts features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 9,000 hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty-free shopping with 600 retailers offering an unparalleled array of name brands, 1.3 million square feet (120,000 square metres) of meeting and exhibition space for Asia's leading conferences and exhibitions, gaming excitement, transportation offerings and well over 100 dining options, including international restaurants, bars and lounges. Cotai Strip Resorts is a must-see destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.
Comprised of the The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel; The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and Sands® Cotai Central, featuring the world's largest Conrad, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn hotels, Cotai Strip Resorts is where Asia's ultimate destination is all within reach.