Asian VIP operator Meg-Star Group has opened Poker Time Club – a luxury gaming facility for its VIP clientele – at The Macau Roosevelt.
Asian VIP operator Meg-Star Group has launched what it hopes will become a new home to high stakes poker in Macau.
A unique concept in both the VIP and Asian poker worlds, Poker Time Club – located in Macau Jockey Club Casino at The Macau Roosevelt near Taipa – is described as the only large Texas Hold’em poker club in the world to also offer a top-level watch appreciation service. Developed in conjunction with Switzerland’s Swiss Time Group, it features five first-of-a-kind ring-shaped VIP rooms, two poker tables on the main floor of the club, two baccarat tables, an open-air lounge offering high-end service and what Meg-Star describes as a “collection-class watch appreciation area where an array of luxury watches are on display.”
Outlining the motivation for launching Poker Time Club, a Meg-Star Group spokesman told IAG, “We hope to introduce more diversified projects and elements to the high-end entertainment market in Macau, and at the same time cooperate with the national strategy to promote cooperation and diversified development between Macau and more international companies by providing a variety of suitable entertainment and leisure services to the world from different interests and different consumer groups.”
There is no doubt that Poker Time Club, like the hotel in which it resides, brings something a little different to Asia’s gaming hub.
When it opened in August 2017, The Macau Roosevelt and its 368-room five-star hotel – modelled on the renowned Hollywood Roosevelt – billed itself as a modern take on Hollywood glam with a 1950s retro twist.
Designed by Los-Angeles-based designer Gulla Jónsdóttir, who redesigned the 90-year-old Hollywood Roosevelt a decade ago, the hotel’s rooms all face the third-floor swimming pool in a deliberate attempt to mirror the hotels found in Hollywood films of the ‘50s.
It was this unique concept, combined with the hotel’s prime location overlooking Macau Jockey Club, that convinced Meg-Star Group it had found the perfect home for Poker Time Club.
“It has all the features and space we need for our desired club members,” Meg-Star explains.
“The club provides luxury and top entertainment services for the world’s richest elite Texas Hold’em players and we believe these players will find everything they need in the club with its amazing features.
“Sitting in the open-air lounge at Poker Time, members can enjoy the panoramic view of the Macau city and Cotai in the evening and watch the fierce events at the racecourse in the daytime.”
Poker Time Club is one of the many business arms of Meg-Star Group, which also include real estate, aircraft leasing, premium retail, IT, cultural art, F&B and wine distribution.
The company is best known for its VIP entertainment business, Meg-Star International, which operates eight VIP Clubs in Macau and three internationally in Australia, the Philippines and Russia.