Sands in Macau has announced it has received official approval for 200 additional live gaming tables, the company’s chief executive Edward Tracy said Monday.
The operator received a letter last week from the gaming regulator confirming the grant, Mr Tracy said at a press conference for the completion of Sheraton Macao Hotel’s second tower.
Mr Tracy didn’t say if the tables would be made available on time for the Lunar New Year holiday, which starts on the 10th February.
The second tower of the Sheraton Macao Hotel, located at Sands China’s Cotai Central casino resort, was officially completed today.
The tower is however still waiting for government approval to start welcoming guests.
Sheraton Macao managing director Josef Dolp told reporters that the property could be up and running as early as next month, ahead of the Lunar New Year, pending government approval.
Named “Earth Tower”, it features 2,067 rooms and suites, bringing the hotel’s total room count to 3,896.
With this new tower, the Sheraton Macao Hotel will become the city’s largest hotel, ahead of the Venetian Macao, which has over 2,800 rooms.
The property is also the biggest Sheraton-branded hotel in the world.