The Maven Meter: Paradise Kampek Casino
(Last updated: May 20, 2020)
PARADISE KAMPEK INTRODUCTION
Formerly known as Kam Pek Arabian Nights, the Paradise Kampek casino is a rare bird for Macau, given that it has no hotel.
A venue for only the most hard up of patrons, it’s mostly just floor after floor of Live Gaming Machines, featuring dirt cheap Baccarat ($20) and Roulette ($10).
PARADISE KAMPEK CASINO GAMES
It’s Baccarat or bust at the Kampek, at least for table games anyway. There’s also $20 Baccarat and $10 Roulette on the Live Gaming Machines.
Baccarat – $200 minimums.
Commission Free Baccarat – $100 minimums.
Slot machines – About 150 slots, with limits between 5 cents and 20 cents to $1. Also has Electronic Sic Bo ($50) and Electronic Roulette ($10).
PARADISE KAMPEK CASINO PROMOTIONS
Yes, even a small casino like Kampek has a dead chip program, where a $10,000 buy in returns 0.9% cash back (immediate), 1.0% cash back (monthly), or 1.2% (comp allowance).
Free rooms are also available with the following buy ins, which are all way too high.
Rooms at Paradise Kampek
Rooms at Waldo Hotel
The wretched Noodle Bar on the ground floor has finally been put out of its misery, leaving only one dining establishment on the third floor.
Long Cuisine – Long Cuisine has scrapped their Western selection and now goes all Chinese. Everything on the menu is priced between $48 to $68, with Cantonese, Shanghainese and Northeastern favorites all available.
Long Cuisine stays open for 24 hours.
The Kampek bar on the third floor is actually pretty good. Like the Whisky Bar at Starworld, some tables are outside so you can soak up all the greatness of the Amizade Strip.
Usually a little slow on weekdays, the action really picks up on the weekend. The have a slew of current specials which include:
- Semi Buffet Lunch for $88 (Monday to Friday, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm)
- Ladies Night, Buy 1 Get 1 Free. Drinks are $50 and include one spirit and one mixer, using whisky, vodka, rum, gin and tequila (Saturdays, from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am)
- But 1 Beer Tower get 1 Free (Monday to Wednesday)
- Buy 6 Bottles of Beer for $120 (Daily)
There’s also live music nightly from 10:00 pm, featuring a mix of English and Chinese pop rock.
Drink prices are as follows:
Whisky: $50 (glass) | $400 to $2500 (bottle)
Cognac: $70 to $120 (glass) | $1,000 to $2,600 (bottle)
Tequila: $50 (glass) | $400 to $700 (bottle)
Vodka: $50 to $60 (glass) |$400 to $700 (bottle)
Champagne and Sparkling Wine (bottle): $270 to $5800
Draft Beers: $50 to $60
Beer Tower: $250 to $300
Bar hours are from 4 pm to 4 am.
THE LAST WORD
With about 700 Live Gaming machines, Paradise Kampek often feels more like an arcade than a casino.
For low limit Baccarat or Roulette players though, it’s not a bad place to be, particularly if you enjoy gambling in peace and quiet.
PARADISE KAMPEK LOCATION
Connected to the Lisboa via an elevated walkway, Paradise Kampek is sweetly positioned on the Amizade strip. The entrance from the street is in the back right hand side of the building.