Gambling in Macau has been legal since the 1850s when the Portuguese government legalised the activity in the autonomous colony. Since then, Macau has become known worldwide as the “Gambling capital of the world” or “Monte Carlo of the Orient”.
Gambling tourism is Macau’s biggest source of revenue, making up about 50% of the economy. With the entry of large foreign casinos from Las Vegas and Australia, Macau overtook the Las Vegas Strip in gambling revenues in 2007. As of 2016, Macau has 38 casinos.
Wynn Macau features 594 hotel rooms and suites, approximately 314 table games plus 958 slot machines in approximately 281,000 square feet of casino gaming space, five restaurants, 59,000 square feet of retail space, an atrium, a heated swimming pool, a spa, salon, 2 lounge & bar areas and 31,000 square feet of multi-purpose convention facilities. It has won nine consecutive Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards and nine “Five Red Pavilions” awards from Michelin Guide Hong Kong-Macau.
There are two environmental issues that are most concerning in Macau: air pollution and solid waste. One of the steps Wynn Macau has taken to address the environmental concerns is composting organic waste on-site with Oklin’s composters. Wynn Macau chose the GG300s with a pre-treatment system. The pre-treatment system includes a grinder, which increases the machine’s daily capacity of 850kg/day to 1300kg/day.
The compost will then be used by the landscaping team at Wynn Macau, and any excess compost donated to the community.