Sheldon Adelson’s latest creation on the gambling industry enclave in Macau will feature two of the world’s best-known hotel brands. Sands China’s newest venue that will be built on the Cotai strip will house both Hilton and Intercontinental hotel rooms as well as Sheraton and Sheraton Towers hotel complexes. Sands Cotai Central will have 6,000 rooms in total with the 636-rooms Conrad Macau, owned by Holton, expected to open early next year.
In a statement, Adelson said, “When the doors to the rooms and suites at Cotai Central start swinging open early next spring, Macau’s metamorphosis from a gaming-centric regional location into an international leisure and business destination will be a step closer to completion.”
The news comes after Adelson lauded his company after it revealed a positive EBITDA for the eighth month on the trot. That’s how it goes down if you’re the only one that has a casino in both Macau and Singapore!
Over in the US, a Mohawk group has opened a casino in New York to little fanfare. The Three Feathers Casinos, on the state’s northern border, has 400 electronic gambling machines already and there are plans for expansion that include hosting poker games.
Spokesperson for the Men’s Council of the People of the Way of the Long House, Chaz Kader, said, “As the public becomes more confident with this extra venue, we’ve seen word of mouth and satisfied gaming players liked what they saw and would be back.”
Many have been critical of the Men’s Council of the People of the Way of the Long House venue as it’s located is within hollering distance (six miles) of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino.
“The unlicensed gaming facility cannot compare to our legal casinos in terms of safety, gaming integrity and regulatory oversight,” St. Regis Tribal Chief Mark Garrow said.