I heard a few things about The Venetian before I went to Macau – that it’s grand, magnificent, it’s built to resemble Venice and that it’s the biggest in the world – but little did I know how extreme this is going to be. The good folks of the Venetian constructed a series of canals with fake European architecture and blue skies indoors at their shopping mall above the huge casino.

Macau - The Venetian – World’s Biggest Casino 2009

 

Yep, they even have the gondolas, and those even sing Italian opera when they’re navigating the boat. How cheesy.

 

From the outside it’s a bit hard to relay just how big the entire complex is.

Macau - The Venetian – World’s Biggest Casino 2009

Macau - The Venetian – World’s Biggest Casino 2009

Macau - The Venetian – World’s Biggest Casino 2009

Macau - The Venetian – World’s Biggest Casino 2009

 

 

and how grand the casino is inside.

Macau - The Venetian – World’s Biggest Casino 2009

Macau - The Venetian – World’s Biggest Casino 2009

Macau - The Venetian – World’s Biggest Casino 2009

 

I’m not much of a gambler, so my pre-allocated 20HK$ ran the whole circle of turning into 80HK$, and then 130HK$ only to go back down to zilch. You’re probably thinking point is knowing to quit when you’re ahead, or whatever, but looking at the sorry excuse for humans that I saw around me pushing buttons mechanically you and I both know it’s impossible to do. It happened that once in a while I saw the occasional gambler winning something, and at rare times it was even something big, but a few minutes later it was already gone. If you ever feeling too positive about human nature, a visit to the casinos will help you get back a dose of sad reality.

 

Okay, enough of that. One last visit to fake Venice to wrap up.

Macau - The Venetian – World’s Biggest Casino 2009

Macau - The Venetian – World’s Biggest Casino 2009

Macau - The Venetian – World’s Biggest Casino 2009

Macau - The Venetian – World’s Biggest Casino 2009 

Macau - The Venetian – World’s Biggest Casino 2009

Macau - The Venetian – World’s Biggest Casino 2009

Macau - The Venetian – World’s Biggest Casino 2009

Macau - The Venetian – World’s Biggest Casino 2009

Macau - The Venetian – World’s Biggest Casino 2009

And to think that some people would actually pay the air-fare to really goto Venice in Italy when they just go to the Venetian in Macau. Phewww… people, go figure… 😛

(One thing I hear –is- worth visiting is the Zaia show. Will hopefully catch it next time)



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did you win '$$$$$$' ? well i hope you do, or at least didnt loose too much!

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Do u know there's an exactly the same look casino in Las Vegas? It's also called “The Venetian” .

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Based on ur the pictures u put on, I think they r exactly the same grand, I just been there this July. Larger? Yes, I can see it from the title…

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U know, not the concept, I really hv to say it's the cover/ copycat of Las Vegas'…99% the same….but I likey, then I dont need to fly to Las Vegas to enjoy it…:D

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No worries, I am alive, ALWAYS!! Thanks for ur caring!!n glad u enjoy HK life.

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Nothing special, goof off n trying to get a job I want in the great depression..not that aggresive, tho…U? Try to get a Ph.D in the near future in HK?

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looks like you went alone if you thought the gondola rides were cheesy! they were great and romantic to me.

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