Maven Meter: Golden Dragon Casino & Hotel
(Last updated: May 20, 2020)
Debuting in 2005, Golden Dragon was the first hotel that local legislator Chan Meng Kam opened in Macau, preceding Grand Dragon, Million Dragon, and Royal Dragon. It’s definitely his seediest venue to date, with live sex acts headlining the Crazy Happy Show and similar smut showcased at 18 Sauna and Grand Dragon Nightclub.
As for the casino, it’s on the SJM license, and isn’t halfway bad, given its decent minimums and promotions.
Golden Dragon Photo Gallery
GOLDEN DRAGON CASINO GAMES
The return of Mah Jong Pai Gow to Macau had been a glorious revival. Unfortunately, it bit the dust in late 2017.
Baccarat – Minimum bet of $200.
Commission Free Baccarat – Minimum bet of $200.
Blackjack – Minimum bet of $200.
Sic Bo – Big/Small minimum bet is only $100.
Three Card Baccarat – One $100 table.
GOLDEN DRAGON CASINO PROMOTIONS
All of the promotions at Golden Dragon are related to VIP cash buy in programs.
1. Cash buy ins of $10,000 return 0.8% immediately.
2. Cash buy ins of $50000 and above return 1.1% cash back immediately.
3. If you can roll up to $50,000,000, the cash back jumps to 1.25%.
4. A free room can be had with a $40000 buy in Sunday to Thursday and a $60000 buy in Friday and Saturday.
5. Shopping and Entertainment
- Cash buy in of $5000 nets a $50 coupon which can be used in the hotel outlets.
- Cash buy in of $10000 nets a $130 coupon which can be used in the hotel outlets.
- Cash buy in of $30000 gets one free entry into the Crazy Happy Show.
- Cash buy in of $45000 gets one free entry into the Eighteen Sauna.
- Cash buy in of $53000 gets one free 45 minute massage at Eighteen Sauna.
G.D. Suncity VIP Club – The good people at Suncity VIP have always been nice to me so I’m happy to share their rates with you. They return 1.25% monthly or 0.9% immediate settlement, which are the highest VIP commissions I’ve seen from any junket.
In order to open an account, it requires a $50,000 buy in.
GOLDEN DRAGON HOTEL
I’d imagine their principle clientele are tour groups, because no individual traveler in their right mind should ever consider staying at Golden Dragon.
Room rates come courtesy of Trip.com and include all tax and service charges.
GOLDEN DRAGON RESTAURANTS
The Japanese restaurant is the only one that I’d consider trying, and even then, I doubt I’d really go through with it.
Villa Picasso – Villa Picasso doubles as Golden Dragon’s cheap fast food restaurant, offering both Western and Chinese fare alike. Salads run $68 to $85, while soups are $32 to $48, and main dishes like African Chicken, New Zealand Lamb Chop and Grilled Prawns $118 to $188. Other options include pasta ($68 to $78), noodles ($48 to $58), sandwiches ($38 to $48) and rice ($58 to $78).
Kinju Japanese Restaurant – Kinju used to be a private restaurant that the owner used to entertain business partners and friends, but it’s open to the public now. Appetizers run $180 to $380, while salads are $120 to $230 and soup $30 to $280. Sashimi costs $120 to $880 while sushi is $35 to $120 and rice bowls $90 to $480. Teppanyaki has an multitude of choices, including meat ($120 to $1180), seafood ($90 to $680), vegetables ($90 to $180), and rice ($60 to $230), while grilled favorites are $130 to $980 and simple noodle dishes $120 to $180.
In the evening, a few Kaiseki sets are available for $1280 to $3280, while sushi omakase is $980 or $1380.
At lunch diners can take advantage of a few set meals for $230 and $280, while a sushi set is $280 to $230 and a 7 course Teppanyaki option $360 to $400.
Kinju Japanese Restaurant keeps hours from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the afternoon, and 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at night.
Dragon Palace – Dragon Palace is the Golden Dragon’s high brow Cantonese eatery. Shark’s fin ($318 to $988), abalone ($188 to $1288), and dried seafood ($188 to $688) drop the hammer as always, while barbecue dishes run $80 to $268 and casserole ($88 to $238). For less pricier options, you can try the snacks ($60 to $168), soup ($128 to $298), or rice and noodles ($88 to $138), while their Specialty and Delicious Dishes are $65 to $288. Vegetables, finally, are $188 while pan fried favorites are $88 to $328.
Dragon Palace keeps hours between 11:00 pm and 3:00 pm in the afternoon and 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm at night. On Sundays it opens a little earlier for lunch at 10:00 am.
The Golden Dragon has a small pool on the fourth floor of the main building.
In the winter it closes down.
GOLDEN DRAGON SPA
The Eighteen Sauna has my favorite spa picture of all time. I think it got removed sometime in 2012, but it shall live on forever on this site. Hello!!
Full service at 18 Sauna runs from $2218 to $4140 for a prized Japanese babe. Straight up massage costs $764 for 45 minutes and $908 for 90 minutes, while oil massage begins at $1159. If you just want to use the facilities, the door pass is good for 12 hours and costs $691.
The Eighteen Sauna doors stay open 24 hours.
GOLDEN DRAGON ENTERTAINMENT
The Crazy Happy Show – The Crazy Happy Show is composed of three parts, the “Pole Dance”, which is a typical strip show performed by a solo woman on stage, the “Adult Live Show”, a live sex show featuring both male and female performers, sometimes in multiple, and sometimes just lesbian, and the “Magic Show”, which could probably encompass anything on God’s green Earth.
Tickets for everything cost $600, and there are 5 shows daily, starting at 4:30 pm.
GOLDEN DRAGON BARS
The Grand Dragon Night Club is a karaoke bar where you can put into practice some of the things you learned at the Crazy Happy Show.
Rates start from $3300 if you get there between 2 pm and 10 pm, after that, I think prices go up.
THE LAST WORD
The Golden Dragon is a house of ill repute that even attracts mainland streetwalkers at night, who just linger around the Northeastern corner waiting for some action. They all look over 30 and like they’re in the wrong business, if you know what I mean.
As a hotel option, just leave the Golden Dragon to mainland tour groups and anyone else who’s foolish enough to live there. It’s a hole.
Golden Dragon is situated very close to the Macau Ferry Terminal and Casa Real.