"Lisboa Hotel & Casino" Macao Things to Do Tip by Ewingjr98

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The Lisboa was the most famous -- and most popular -- casino in Macau, until the Western-style Sands Casino opened in May 2004. The Lisboa hotel and other areas outside of the casino remind me of some of the smaller casinos in the United States.

Upon entering the Lisboa gambling area, you immediately note some distinct differences. After going through the metal-detectors and getting my camera labeled with a "No Photos" sticker, entered the circular gaming hall. Around the outside of the circle, and outside of the main room, are a few rows of slot machines, totaling maybe 100. When you enter the main hall, one of the first things you notice are the soldiers/policemen in uniform, armed with guns, carefully watching over each table. Also notice the lighting is different here than in American casinos: rather than being bright and colorful, the ceiling is painted a greyish color that sets a somber, funeral parlor-like mood. I noticed roulette, blackjack, and baccarat, but rather than these western games, it seemed that the same Chinese card game was played at every table. Rather than trying to learn, we wandered around for a few minutes then left to get dinner.

Address: 2-4 Avenida de Lisboa
Phone: 853 377 666

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 29, 2004
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