Pachinko  Few crazes in the world are quite as hard to understand outside of the home culture that spawned it as Pachinko. You might have heard the term but have no idea what it actually is. The simplest way to describe a pachinko machine would be a ‘Japanese slot machine’ but that does not do the actual fun and madness of the game any justice.

The Rules of the Game

Pachinko is a commonly played form of gambling in Japan, as gambling for cash is illegal across the country. Low-stakes pachinko gaming, then, takes the place instead. The convoluted nature of legal discussion around what you can and cannot trade for money in Japanese culture does mean that while pachinko balls cannot be traded directly for money, you can use a process to trade ‘em for tokens, which can then traded for actual money.

However, the rules of the game itself are pretty easy to follow. Similar in many ways to a pinball machine, a pachinko machine uses small balls that is rented and put into the machine by the player. The pachinko balls are the ‘prize’ – you basically need to try and get that small ball back out of the machine. You release the handle, which launches the ball across the metal track. The track then guides the ball through an obstacle course of sorts; when the ball loses momentum, it will fall into the playing field. These are filled with small cups and pins that you want to see the ball into so that you can win.

The ball will move from pin to pin, slowing and speeding up as it moves through each section. If it falls into a catcher, then you can get a payout from the machine. Otherwise, you need to start again. basically, you want to capture as many Pachinko balls as is possible within the machine, and turn them in for prizes.


SANDS MACAO, MACAU  Macau nicknamed the ‘Las Vegas of Asia’ is home to one of the most extravagant and palatial casinos in the world, the Sands Macao. With a sprawling 229,000 square feet, this striking casino was the largest one until the Venetian Macao opened.


The expansive hotel and casino resort, designed by Steelman Partners, is owned and operated by the entertainment conglomerate Las Vegas Sands Corporation. One of the hottest tourist destinations, the property opened in 2004 and underwent a major facelift in 2006.

Ringing glitz and charm, Sands Macao provides world-class hospitality and service, in addition to the staggering number of entertainment options.

Intended to attract the Asian affluent gaming crowd, the casino has been designed keeping in view their unique tastes, practices, and games.

Restrictions & Dress Code

A gleaming entertainment spot, the stringent rules of Macau concerning dress codes and others have mellowed, thanks to the advent of gigantic American casino rivals. Irrespective of that, access to the gaming areas in the casinos is restricted to those above the age of 21 years (legal age to gamble in Macau).

Though the old school and local casinos are dead bent on strict dress codes in their casinos, the more modern ones like the Sands have a relaxed outlook. By and large, flip flops, shorts, or sleeveless tops are not recommended. The dress codes are more precise and formal in private gaming rooms frequented by high rollers.

Popular Games & Attractions

Earlier, Macau was thought to be a place for serious gamers and high rollers only, a belief that was displaced by establishments like Sands Macao. The massive resort is a complete entertainment haven than a mere gambling den, with enthralling events and a rambling space for leisure activities.

High roller or novice, you will be tempted to try your luck at some of the popular table games at the Sands that include Baccarat, Black Jack, Roulette, and Poker. With plush private gaming rooms, the casino also has innumerable electronic games and exciting slot machines.

Appealing to the hedonists, the mega-casino resort combines leisure and pleasure, presenting the opportunity to experience the finest things in life. High-end luxury shopping malls to deluxe suites to gourmet restaurants serving the best of Asian flavors, Sands Macao is one of the best entertainment destinations.


THE COVE ATLANTIS, BAHAMAS  Dive into an entertainment paradise at the stunning Cove Atlantis resort and casino situated on the archipelago, the Bahamas. The elegant property presents endless opportunities in terms of gaming, adventure, and luxury accommodation, amidst the pristine beaches of Paradise Islands.


The Cove is a sprawling and magnificent luxury resort that is part of the mega-resort project, the Atlantis. The behemoth property had a major facelift in 2007 with the addition of several mini resorts and condo-hotels along with attractions like the Dolphin Cay.

Popular Games & Attractions

Perfect and idyllic entertainment and a rejuvenating spot in the Caribbean, the resort welcomes families, groups, and solo travelers alike from across the globe. The magnificent property also houses one of the largest casinos in the Caribbean. And the guests can try their luck with enticing table games like Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette, Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold ’Em.

The casino also has countless state-of-the-art slot machines including Quick Hit Platinum, Shadow Diamond, Dragon Rising, Howling Wolf, Wheel of Pharaoh, and the likes. Providing a Las Vegas ambiance, gaming in opulence, and luxury in the Caribbean is a unique experience the Atlantis offers to its patrons.

The casino also has some of the most experienced dealers and croupiers all set to provide unparalleled service to the patrons.

And for those looking to wager on a sporting or racing event, Atlantis Casino features numerous real-time HD video feeds, personal betting stations that includes VIP betting stations as well

The casino also offers an exclusive poolside gaming experience, offering several Blackjack tables and Mini Craps. The patrons can also head to Sea Glass for Blackjack, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, slot machines in the outstanding backdrop of Bahamas.

The Atlantis does not forget to provide an elite treat to the high Rollers or an Atlantis Rated Player. They are offered deluxe accommodations along with complimentary access to live performances, events, and many other exceptional attractions of Atlantis Resort and Casino.

With the availability of delectable dining options, nightclubs, and exclusive activities for kids of all ages, the Atlantis resort truly takes you on a vacation to paradise.