Macau’s 34th casino, and the 21st owned by SJM, opened in December. Oceanus, a stand-alone casino, has what can be arguably called the best location in the city. Travelers to Macau who arrive by ferry will find the Oceanus directly across from the main ferry terminal where thousands of people enter the Special Administrative Region each day.
The building, a former shopping center, was redesigned to resemble the “Cube” at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the site of the swimming and diving events. Designed by casino architect Paul Steelman, the outer walls consist of irregular shapes, making it look like enormous bubbles. The property holds over 32,000 square meters (344,000 square feet) of gaming space over three floors, with more than 260 table games and over 560 slot machines. The property will employ 2,400 people.
SJM CEO Ambrose So said this will be the first casino within easy reach of the ferry terminal and that it will provide “another anchor to our business on the Macau peninsula, the principal gaming and entertainment area of Macau.”