Galaxy tourism and gambling centre opened Sunday in Macau

16 May 2011

Macau, China, 16 May – The world’s largest artificial wave beach was opened to the public Sunday in Macau as part of a tourism and gambling complex, which is the result of an investment of US$1.9 billion made by Galaxy Entertainment, a group listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

As well as the beach, for which the group imported 350 tons of fine, white sand, Galaxy has three five-star hotels – Okura, Banyan Tree and Galaxy – over 50 restaurants ranging from Asian to European food, a shopping centre covering an area of 35,000 square metres and including 20 large international brands.

Galaxy also has the only cinema complex in Macau, which has nine screens, although it ahs yet to open, as well as a night club inspired by 1930s Shanghai. The centre’s promoters expect it to attract around 40,000 visitors a day.

The gaming and gambling area, for which the group is one of the six concession holders in Macau, will initially have 450 tables and 1,100 slot machines.

Galaxy is the third tourist and gambling centre located on Taipa island, after the Venetian, opened by Las Vegas Sands, in 2007 and Melco’s City of Dreams in 2009.

With this new centre, Macau now has 34 casinos and the Galaxy Entertainment group operates six. (macauhub)