Ponte 16 Resort

November 21, 2020 at 7:20 pm

Ponte 16 Resort Ponte 16 Resort is an integrated casino, entertainment and hotel complex in Macau, the semi-autonomous territory on the south coast of China, otherwise known as the ‘Monte Carlo of the Orient’. However, unlike other resorts in the region, Ponte 16 is located in Santo António on the western portion of the Macau Peninsula and is, in fact, the only resort in the Inner Harbour of Macau.

Opened in February, 2008, Ponte 16 Resort encompasses 1,300,000 square feet, of which roughly a fifth – that is, an area broadly equivalent to two-and-a-half international football pitches – is devoted to gaming space, spread over four floors. At the same time, it is worth mentioning that the limited number of gaming tables on the privately-run second and third floors are the preserve of ‘high rollers’, with minimum stakes ranging between $1,000 and $10,000.

The majority of the 100 or so gaming tables, though, are located on the ground floor, which is the larger of the two floors available to the mass market. Table games include baccarat, roulette and sic bo – electronic versions of which are also available – along with blackjack, Caribbean stud poker, fan tan and pai gow, all with relatively low minimum stakes. Similarly, between 250 and 300 slot machines, with stakes ranging from $0.20 to $1, are dispersed throughout the ground, first and second floors and video poker is also available on the second floor.