Grand Lisboa is a 47-floor, 261-metre-tall (856 ft) hotel in Sé, Macau, China. It is owned by Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau and designed by Hong Kong architects Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man. Its casino and restaurants were opened on February 11, 2007, while the hotel was opened in December 2008. The casino offers 800 gaming tables and 1,000 slot machines. The hotel contains 430 hotel rooms and suites. The Grand Lisboa is the tallest building in Macau and the most distinctive part of its skyline.
The casino is the first in Macau to offer Texas hold ’em poker ring games. It was also the first to offer craps, though several other casinos in Macau now offer the game. Also it offers Casino war table too.
Gaming Floors at Grand Lisboa Macau
Play takes place on five levels, beginning in the basement and ending on the third floor. Neither the basement nor the ground floor gaming sections are particularly big, with the basement made up mostly of slots and the ground floor mostly of tables, with the latter section being smoke free. The first and second floors, on the other hand, are large open rooms containing most of the casino’s games and slots.
A high limit area can be found on the first floor, complete with 16 Baccarat tables, all with minimums over $2,000. There’s a poker room on the second floor numbering around thirty tables in all as well as a sports book that’s heavy on soccer. Bets are available straight up or you can mix and match wagers in different kinds of parlays.
Table minimums at the Grand Lisboa are fairly high. The vast majority of Baccarat tables are $500 or more. Most other table games check in at $300. $100 table can be available outside of one or two Casino War tables, and Commission-Free Baccarat on the second floor . Slots, on the other hand, are low, with the highest being $5. A few electronic versions of Sic Bo and Roulette are littered amongst the slots, for those who can’t afford their high table minimums.
There are seven table Tung Hip VIP club located beside the ground floor casino, with minimums of $1,000 or $10,000. The Grand Neptune and Islandstar VIP clubs operate upstairs on the second floor, with tables at $3,000, $5,000, or $10,000. The third floor meanwhile is exclusively for dead chip players only. Aptly named the Tycoon Club, it’s home to the Leroy International Club and the Ocho 8 Club.
The Leroy International Club is a small six-table Baccarat room with minimums of $3000, while the Ocho 8 Club is something else altogether. Six tables compose its main playing area while six or seven private rooms surround it, each holding two to four tables. With many table minimums starting at $20,000, the Ocho 8 Club is home to some serious gambling.
Games at Grand Lisboa
The Grand Lisboa has an excellent assortment of games. The only significant game missing is Fortune Three Card Poker. Unless otherwise indicated, normal Macau rules and payouts apply to all games.
- You can find variations of Baccarat game like the 3 card Baccarat, Baccarat, No-Tax Baccarat where players don’t pay the 5% commission in exchange for only getting paid 50% on a won 6 dealer bet.
- The game of Blackjack where dealers offer the surrender bet to all of the players prior to the player on first base playing his hand. That is the only time players can invoke the surrender rule, before the first player begins.
- Then find Caribbean Stud Poker where the payout is the proper 100-1 on a Royal Flush.
- The game of Casino War is available with one or two tables.
- Texas Hold ‘Em are of different tables and have different blinds. Respectively, they are $10/$25, $25/$50, $50/$100, $100/$200 and $200/$400
- Then find Craps, Fortune Wheel, Pai Gow, Roulette, Sic Bo and few others.
- Enjoy slots and no machine is higher than $5
To get started you need a Grand Lisboa player cards. Two player cards are available, a Jade card and White Gold card. Points accumulated on these cards can be redeemed for different reward items, such as hotel accomodation, shopping vouchers and gifts. Jade card holders need to amass more points to earn rewards than White Gold card holders. For example, Jade card members score a Superior Room at the Grand Lisboa with 1,650 points while White Gold card members need only 1,400 points to hit that bonus.
In terms of comps, the Jade card has nothing worth mentioning other than a dining discount in the hotel’s restaurants. White Gold card members, however, are eligible for complimentary everything like complimentary dining, complimentary ferry tickets, and complimentary hotel stay. Note that those comps are awarded only at the discretion of the casino, based on the frequency of rated play.
Visit the casino at 2-4 Avenida de Lisboa, Macau, China