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[EXTRA! GOT 49 MINUTES!] Episode 77 Las Vegas vs Macau

October 12, 2019 Michael Mason Trager
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[EXTRA! GOT 49 MINUTES!] Episode 77 Las Vegas vs Macau
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[EXTRA! GOT 49 MINUTES!] Episode 77 Las Vegas vs Macau
Oct 12, 2019
Michael Mason Trager

On today’s episode of ZorkCast, we have a ton of fun with guests Han and Eric Rosenthal. We put Las Vegas and Macau side by side, comparing these two casino destinations and giving you insightful perspectives on the pros and cons of both. 

While Macau might be a long flight for a lot of people, the Asian hospitality and the excellent casino experience make this the number one gambling spot for many. But then there is the popular point of view that you will find the high energy buzz of Vegas nowhere else in the world.  The great value for American citizens also cannot be compared to what you’ll get for your dollar at its Asian counterpart. The conversation also includes talk about factors outside of the resorts. In addition, we look at cities and countries around these two hotspots that may add value to a trip.

Tune in to hear more about these destinations, the best casinos and the kind of ice buckets you can expect to find!

Key Points From This Episode:

• Han’s provocative tweet about Macau being better than Las Vegas.
• The top reasons why Han’s claim may indeed be accurate.
• Enjoying the exploration element and jumping from one property to the next in Vegas.
• Getting both the casino experience and the great hospitality in Macau.
• The different kinds of casino vibes that the two places offer.
• Michael’s fantastic experience of a trip ‘around the world’ in less than five days.
• A point of view that Macau offers less excitement and energy.
• Playing baccarat and being accepted by the Chinese around the table!
• Differentiating between the different kinds of baccarat and how Asians tend to approach it.
• Questioning whether Macau is really worth the effort it takes to get there.
• Keeping in mind the distance from the airports to the casino hotels in both cities.
• The advantage of Macau’s proximity to other travel-worthy places.
• Why many people are still going to Vegas and the incredible value for Americans.
• The value you can expect to get for your gambling dollar in Macau.
• Mohegan Sun in Connecticut: A table lover’s ideal casino.
• Why cluster casinos like Vegas and Macau will remain more popular than a standalone.
• A funny story about a plastic ice bucket at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Han on Twitter
Eric Rosenthal on Twitter
Also, you can find Eric Rosenthal on The Bettor Life

WSJ (paywall) article: Macau, Asia’s Vegas, Can’t Beat the Real McCoy for Fun World’s top gambling hub wants to be more like the Strip by getting tourists to spend bigger on entertainment
Chasing Macau | Part 1 | Someone Is Opening A New Joint – Wynn Palace Cotai
Embrace ALL Gamblers | Why #Vegas Casino #Loyalty is Broken
Mohegan Sun
Encore Boston Harbor

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Show Notes

On today’s episode of ZorkCast, we have a ton of fun with guests Han and Eric Rosenthal. We put Las Vegas and Macau side by side, comparing these two casino destinations and giving you insightful perspectives on the pros and cons of both. 

While Macau might be a long flight for a lot of people, the Asian hospitality and the excellent casino experience make this the number one gambling spot for many. But then there is the popular point of view that you will find the high energy buzz of Vegas nowhere else in the world.  The great value for American citizens also cannot be compared to what you’ll get for your dollar at its Asian counterpart. The conversation also includes talk about factors outside of the resorts. In addition, we look at cities and countries around these two hotspots that may add value to a trip.

Tune in to hear more about these destinations, the best casinos and the kind of ice buckets you can expect to find!

Key Points From This Episode:

• Han’s provocative tweet about Macau being better than Las Vegas.
• The top reasons why Han’s claim may indeed be accurate.
• Enjoying the exploration element and jumping from one property to the next in Vegas.
• Getting both the casino experience and the great hospitality in Macau.
• The different kinds of casino vibes that the two places offer.
• Michael’s fantastic experience of a trip ‘around the world’ in less than five days.
• A point of view that Macau offers less excitement and energy.
• Playing baccarat and being accepted by the Chinese around the table!
• Differentiating between the different kinds of baccarat and how Asians tend to approach it.
• Questioning whether Macau is really worth the effort it takes to get there.
• Keeping in mind the distance from the airports to the casino hotels in both cities.
• The advantage of Macau’s proximity to other travel-worthy places.
• Why many people are still going to Vegas and the incredible value for Americans.
• The value you can expect to get for your gambling dollar in Macau.
• Mohegan Sun in Connecticut: A table lover’s ideal casino.
• Why cluster casinos like Vegas and Macau will remain more popular than a standalone.
• A funny story about a plastic ice bucket at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Han on Twitter
Eric Rosenthal on Twitter
Also, you can find Eric Rosenthal on The Bettor Life

WSJ (paywall) article: Macau, Asia’s Vegas, Can’t Beat the Real McCoy for Fun World’s top gambling hub wants to be more like the Strip by getting tourists to spend bigger on entertainment
Chasing Macau | Part 1 | Someone Is Opening A New Joint – Wynn Palace Cotai
Embrace ALL Gamblers | Why #Vegas Casino #Loyalty is Broken
Mohegan Sun
Encore Boston Harbor

ZorkCast FaceBook Group- JOIN TODAY! (Continue and Start the Conversation)
TravelZork
ZorkCast on Twitter
ZorkCast on Insta

© 2019 ZorkCast © 2019 TravelZork