$2bn British-Themed Casino Resort Celebrates Grand Opening in Macau

  • The Londoner Macao casino resort is owned by Las Vegas Sands
  • It features replicas of many well-known British tourist attractions
  • Former English soccer star David Beckham attended the grand opening
The Londoner Macao
The Londoner Macao held its official grand opening on Thursday, bringing a British-themed resort to the region. [Image: Shutterstock.com]

Macau has yet another casino resort, fully open and ready to rake in the gambling dollars. The Londoner Macao, a British-themed property, celebrated its grand opening on Thursday. This Las Vegas Sands-owned casino, which cost about US$2bn to develop, features replicas of many notable British landmarks, including Big Ben, the Palace of Westminster, and 10 Downing Street. A changing of the guard tourist attraction replicates what happens at Buckingham Palace when guards start a new shift.

You can’t get a better hotel room than what we’ve put in the Londoner.”

Among the high-profile people to attend the ribbon-cutting was former English soccer star David Beckham. Talking about the new facility, Las Vegas Sands CEO Robert Goldstein said: “You can’t get a better hotel room than what we’ve put in the Londoner. You can’t get better spa experience, you can’t get better food experience.”

Macau’s gaming sector is bouncing back strongly so far this year following the ending of most pandemic-related restrictions in the early months of 2023.

The resort has been operational for about two years, but the pandemic led to a delay in its full opening. It is located on the Cotai Strip, along with a handful of other Las Vegas Sands-owned properties.

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