Macau poker slides with two rooms closing

16 May 2018

Macau’s poker industry has taken a huge hit with the closure of two poker rooms.

In what is undoubtedly the biggest setback Macau poker has suffered in years, the popular PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room at City of Dreams is currently looking for a new home after Melco Resorts & Entertainment chose not to renew its contract. Despite the recent Macau Millions main event attracting a record field of 2,499 players, PokerStars’ five-year tenure at City of Dreams is now over as the company looks to reimagine the property’s main gaming floors ahead of CoD’s Phase II launch. Melco Resorts recently relocated former Studio City Property President David Sisk to City of Dreams to overhaul mass and premium mass.

Meanwhile, Galaxy Macau has also shut down its poker room. The modest eight table room was refurbished and re-launched just over a year ago but failed to gain any real traction with the broader poker community.