Diamond Casino To Open First Real Poker Room in Macau
The Diamond Casino at the Holiday Inn downtown Macau has announced a partnership with the PokerDome Group based out of Australia to open the first "real" poker room in Macau.
By real, we mean with actual dealers, chips and cash. The poker experiment at Diamond follows Galaxy StarWorld's implementation of a handful of PokerTek electronic poker tables on their casino floor.
Macau's casinos have yet to fully promote US-style poker games - Texas Hold Em, Stud, Omaha etc - despite having celebrity poker giants like Johnny Chan doing a lot of chin wagging in their support.
We see this as a no-brainer, really. If one of the larger casinos or even a group of them put up a big prize for a mammoth (televised?) international free roll tournament for the highest of the high rolling poker slingers it would blow Macau's poker offerings wide open.