In a move seen to lower expectations, Wynn Resorts said in its second quarter report that they only expect to receive an allocation of 100 new to market tables for their $4.2 billion Wynn Palace, opening August 22 in Cotai. A few hours after the announcement, Macau’s Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lionel Leong Vai Tac (pictured at a previous event) told reporters that the government has not made a final decision on the recently received application.
“We are still going through the analysis process; so, it is very difficult for me to give you any accurate figures,” he stated, according to Radio Macau. The Secretary added, “Please, give me a few days,” according to local reports.
Wynn said in their report that they expect more tables in a second allocation. Galaxy Macau and Studio City, the last two casino resorts to open new tables, initially received 150 and 200 respectively. However, the imagined number didn’t seem to bother Steve Wynn who said they would simply move 250 tables from Wynn Macau to the new Wynn Palace. That would leave 270 at their flagship Macau casino.