The Venetian Macao
The Venetian Macao is a hotel and casino resort in Macau
Macau , also spelled Macao , is, along with Hong Kong, one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China...

 owned by the Las Vegas Sands
Las Vegas Sands
Las Vegas Sands Corp. is an integrated resort company based in Paradise, Nevada, USA.-History:Founded in 1988, the company was the owner and operator of the Sands Hotel, which was demolished in 1996 to make room for The Venetian, which opened in 1999....

 corporation. The Venetian is a 40-story, $2.4 billion anchor for the 7 hotels on the Cotai Strip
Cotai Strip
The Cotai Strip is the casino and tourism project in the Cotai District, Macau, inspired by the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, USA, on a considerably smaller scale....

 in Macau. The 10500000 square feet (975,481.9 m²) Venetian Macao is modeled on its sister casino resort – The Venetian in Las Vegas
Las Vegas metropolitan area
The Las Vegas Valley is the heart of the Las Vegas-Paradise, NV MSA also known as the Las Vegas–Paradise–Henderson MSA which includes all of Clark County, Nevada, and is a metropolitan area in the southern part of the U.S. state of Nevada. The Valley is defined by the Las Vegas Valley landform, a ...

 – and is the largest single structure hotel building in Asia
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and with approximately 3.879 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population...

, The sixth-largest building in the world by area and the largest casino in the world.

The main hotel tower was finished in July 2007 and the resort officially opened on August 28, 2007. The resort has 3000 suites, 1200000 sq ft (111,483.6 m²) of convention space, 1600000 sq ft (148,644.9 m²) of retail, 550000 square feet (51,096.7 m²) of casino space – with 3400 slot machines and 800 gambling tables and a 15,000 seat arena for entertainment/sports events.


The casino measures 550000 sq ft (51,096.7 m²). It is further divided into 4 themed gaming areas namely Golden Fish, Imperial House, Red Dragon and Phoenix. The casino consists of over 3400 slot machines and 800 gambling tables.

The hotel offers a club named Paiza Club that caters to premium guests. The club comes with its own entrance, lobby, reception, and guest lifts to the rooms. The gaming area of the Paiza Club is divided into individual private gaming rooms each named for notable Asian cities such as Yunnan
Yunnan is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the far southwest of the country spanning approximately and with a population of 45.7 million . The capital of the province is Kunming. The province borders Burma, Laos, and Vietnam.Yunnan is situated in a mountainous area, with...

, Guangzhou
Guangzhou , known historically as Canton or Kwangchow, is the capital and largest city of the Guangdong province in the People's Republic of China. Located in southern China on the Pearl River, about north-northwest of Hong Kong, Guangzhou is a key national transportation hub and trading port...

, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China , the other being Macau. A city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour...

, Singapore
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 and Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the second largest city in Malaysia by population. The city proper, making up an area of , has a population of 1.4 million as of 2010. Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Klang Valley, is an urban agglomeration of 7.2 million...

. The guests of the club have exclusive access to the club dining outlet, the Paiza Club Dining & Lounge, which is open 24 hours a day.


The hotel tower offers 3000 suites. The accommodation floors starts from level 7 up to level 38. These floors are served by guest lifts.

Paiza suite:
  • This category reserved to premium guests. The largest is the Presidente. It is a 12 bay-suite with 4 bedrooms.


The Venetian Arena hosted the following list of sports events:
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
    Cleveland Cavaliers
    The Cleveland Cavaliers are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. They began playing in the National Basketball Association in 1970 as an expansion team...

     vs Orlando Magic
    Orlando Magic
    The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. They play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association and are currently coached by Stan Van Gundy...

    NBA China Games 2007 - 20 October 2007
  • Andre Agassi
    Andre Agassi
    Andre Kirk Agassi is a retired American professional tennis player and former world no. 1. Generally considered by critics and fellow players to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Agassi has been called the best service returner in the history of the game...

     vs Pete Sampras
    Pete Sampras
    Pete Sampras is a retired American tennis player and former world no. 1. During his 15-year tour career, he won 14 Grand Slam singles titles and became recognized as one of the greatest tennis players of all time....

    Tennis Showdown - 24 November 2007
  • Ray Mercer
    Ray Mercer
    "Merciless" Ray Mercer is an American professional boxer, former Olympic Gold Medalist and WBO heavyweight title holder who resides in Fayetteville, North Carolina...

     vs Derric Rossy
    Derric Rossy
    Derric Rossy is a professional American heavyweight boxer of Puerto Rican and Italian descent and the former defensive end at Boston College. He enrolled in the Lynch School of Education with a major in human development....

    Heavyweight Title Bout - 26 January 2008
  • United States Basketball International Challenge: United States, Lithuania, Turkey

Other events

The Miss Macau Beauty Pagent is held here annually.

The Venetian Macao was the venue of the 2009 IIFA Awards
2009 IIFA Awards
The 2009 IIFA Awards, officially the 10th International Indian Film Academy Awards and informally known as the Decadial IIFA Awards, were a major film awards ceremony honoring Bollywood films held in The Venetian Macao, Macau from 11 to 13 June 2009.The choosing of Macau as the host city was...

, a film awards ceremony event for Bollywood
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 actors and actresses.

The Amazing Race Australia
The Amazing Race Australia
The Amazing Race Australia is an Australian reality television game show based on the American reality television series, The Amazing Race that is broadcast on the Seven Network. The series features eleven teams of two who are in a pre-existing personal relationship, and follow the various...

 came here at the third leg.


Zaia is a Cirque du Soleil stage production based at The Venetian Macao on the Cotai Strip in Macau. The 90-minute show opened in August 2008 and brings together 75 high-calibre artists from around the world. Zaia is Cirque du Soleil's first resident show in Asia and is directed by Neilson...

, a show by the Canadian entertainment company Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil , is a Canadian entertainment company, self-described as a "dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment." Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and located in the inner-city area of Saint-Michel, it was founded in Baie-Saint-Paul in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy...

, is performed regularly in a custom-built theater at the Venetian Macao. The 90-minute production with a cast of 75 circus artists premiered on 27 August 2008 and is directed by Neilson Vignola and Gilles Maheu. The show's theme is a young girl's perception of the stars and planets, space and infinity, populated by otherworldly creatures. The theater housing the performance can seat 1,800 spectators during a single show.


On 12 November 2008, the gates were locked to the construction labour force from a variety of Asian countries as projects were suspended. Hsin Chong, the project manager for the Venetian, laid off approximately 400 staff. As many workers had been there for less than two years, no severance was due.

On 13 November 2008, Stephen Weaver, Sands' president for Asia announced that up to 11,000 workers would lose their jobs in Macau after the company halted building projects in the city.

See also

  • Cotai Strip
    Cotai Strip
    The Cotai Strip is the casino and tourism project in the Cotai District, Macau, inspired by the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, USA, on a considerably smaller scale....

  • Gambling in Macau
    Gambling in Macau
    Gambling in Macau has been legal since the 1850s when the Portuguese government legalized the activity in the colony. Since then, Macau has become known worldwide as the "Monte Carlo of the Orient"....

  • Macau gaming law
    Macau gaming law
    Gaming law is the set of rules and regulations that apply to the gaming or gambling industry, including table games, slot machines, pari-mutuels , lotteries and sports betting....

  • Cotai Jet
    Cotai Jet
    Cotai Jet is a company that operates high-speed ferry services between the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau. It is one of the three companies operating high-speed ferry services between the two territories - the others being TurboJET, and New World First Ferry...

     - owned by The Venetian Macao, operating high speed Catamaran
    A catamaran is a type of multihulled boat or ship consisting of two hulls, or vakas, joined by some structure, the most basic being a frame, formed of akas...

     ferry services between Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal
    Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal
    The Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal is located in Taipa, Macao SAR. It is currently solely served by Cotai Jet for services from the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Pier, Hong Kong in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong SAR and the Hong Kong China Ferry Terminalin Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.The ferry terminal has two berths...

     and Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal, Hong Kong

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