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Macau Hollywood Roosevelt hotel scraps gambling area

The Macau Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will not feature a gambling area on the premises, its owners said, and will instead focus on hospitality, The Macau Daily Times reported.

Aaron Iu, the hotel’s representative told the Times that “[there are no plans to have] a casino within the hotel and we haven’t considered applying for gambling tables in the future either.”

Lu said the competition from nearby properties has resulted in the hotel focusing on providing fine dining experiences.

“There are already big casinos nearby such as the Venetian Macao… we can’t compete with that by running a casino… the scale of our hotel cannot compare with them, but we are a five-star hotel with exquisite fine-dinning facilities, so we will take a different direction and hope to keep our guests satisfied with delicacies,” he was quoted as saying.

The 12-storey Roosevelt Macau will offer 373 guest rooms with balconies overlooking the sea and the neighboring Macau Jockey Club’s racing court. According to a previous design plan, it had also reserved a gaming area of over 5,000 square meters for the ground floor.

Lu said the hotel is scheduled to open in the second quarter of next year.  

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