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Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing takes place on Mondays, Thursdays, weekends and some public holidays, at the Canidrome on Avenida General Castelo Branco. The Canidrome is the only greyhound racing stadium in Asia and its excellent facilities include 2 grandstands, several private boxes and a VIP lounge. 300 dogs take part in races on each racing day.

Horse Racing

The Macau Jockey Club arranges flat horse races at its track on the island of Taipa. A Free shuttle bus will take visitors from the Hotel Lisboa to the pier and the racecourse on racing days, the grandstand is air conditioned.

Motor Racing

The Far East’s gala motorcycle and Formula III car racing event, the Macau Grand Prix, is held during the 3rd week in November. Located close to the Grand Prix circuit is the Macau Grand Prix Museum.

Gambling

For the majority of travellers, gambling is Macau’s big attraction. A large proportion of Macau’s Gross Domestic Product comes from gambling and people regularly travel to Macau in the hope of hitting the jackpot. There are 9 official casinos, all operated under Government franchise and all open for 24 hours a day.

Both familiar western games and well liked eastern games are on offer, and an assortment of slot machines are available - these are called ‘hungry tigers’ by the locals.

Compared to western casinos, the atmosphere is simple, with the emphasis on severe betting. There is a minimum bet, currently 50 patacas on games. Further information is accessible from the Macau Government Tourist Board, who also sell a detailed leaflet called A-O-A Macau Gambling Guide.

Other

An 18 hole golf course is presented at the Macau Golf and Country Club, Colôane.

Go-karting is presented on Taipa Island.

Swimming pools are found at main hotels and public pools are available in Macau, Taipa and Colôane Island. The best beach in the territory is at Hac Sa on Colôane and despite the black colour of its sand, it has good facilities, including toilets, showers and great restaurants.

Both a bowling centre and an ice rink are offered at the Future Bright Amusement Centre.

Squash courts are available at the Westin Resort and the Oriental Macau and Royal hotels. Courts and equipment for tennis and badminton are also available for hire.
 
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