Las Vegas Slots and Macau Casinos
A casino is usually a public facility for gaming. Casinos are increasingly built alongside or adjacent to hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, retailers, theme parks, and other visitor attractions. Some casinos are known for hosting live entertainment, including live concerts, stand-up comedy, magician shows, and theatrical performances. Others are designed to be strictly for gambling. In Massachusetts, there are both public and private casinos. Private ones are not open to the public.
Public casinos offer gaming opportunities for the general public. The state of Massachusetts technically has no limit on the number of casinos that can exist in the state. However, there are several casinos existing that have been around for many years. These include the Old Town Meeting House (also called the Village Casino) in Boston, which opened in 1875 and has been operational ever since. Another example is the Windsor casino in Windsor Junction, Massachusetts.
Casino gambling can take place in a variety of different establishments, including restaurants, bars, hotels, cruise ships, golf courses, mannequins, lounges, bars, kiosks, and parlors. However, the most well-known and highly regarded casino in the world is the one in Macau, Portugal. Macau is the capital of Portugal and one of its wealthiest cities. It is home to numerous luxury hotels, casinos, and restaurants. Part of what makes this location so desirable for casinos is the fact that gambling is illegal in the majority of the European Union countries that surround Macau. This means that all of the slot machines in the casinos in Macau are operated electronically.
In the late nineteen seventies, Atlantic City began to experience a tremendous rise in gambling activity, which led to it becoming the first US city to eliminate the last legal casino regulations. As a result, all of the remaining casinos immediately faced serious legal actions from government officials who were trying to prevent the proliferation of gaming activity in Atlantic City. It wasn’t until the mid nineteen eighties that another gambling resurgence took place in the Atlantic city of Macau. In the late eighties, several casinos opened in the city, which led to an increase in both house and hotel gambling. The surge in casino gambling eventually led to the closing down of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. in 1994.
There are many new gambling resorts opening in major cities all over the world virtually every single year. However, it is Atlantic City that is considered by many to be the birthplace of the land based casinos that we have come to know and love today. A main article of contention in the Atlantic City Casinos dealt with the “no purchase or payment” policy that is in place at most of the casinos in Atlantic City. Most casinos require that you actually “stuck” your checkbook at the time of your win and then pay the winnings through the use of a debit card, wire transfer or credit card.
Recently in an in-depth main article titled “The Best Places in Atlantic City”, published by the Las Vegas Sun, several residents of the town discussed their feelings about the no-win, no-pay policy. The main article started out by saying, “Gambling is a part of life. And when you’re in Las Vegas, it’s easy to forget that sometimes. But for some people, it’s an integral part of their lives. They gamble because it’s fun. They gamble because they want to feel happy.”
These are the exact reasons that so many people visit Las Vegas, Atlantic City or Macao. Gambling is a major part of many people’s lives. In fact, as one main article has it, more than eighty percent of the people that travel to Las Vegas will do so just for the gambling. These statistics don’t lie; Las Vegas is by far, America’s number one tourist destination.
So, why is there a ban on gaming in Macau? Is Las Vegas sands the new Macau? Maybe. But if you’re a gambler in Las Vegas, or in Macau, why not enjoy yourself and play on the casinos and bars in these two beautiful cities?