StarWorld hotel is part of the Galaxy Entertainment Group, so its sister company is the famous Galaxy Macau (the huge white castle) on the Cotai Strip, as well as the Grand Waldo, which is right next to Galaxy Macau. President, Rio and Waldo are the sister companies on the Macau side.
Please keep in mind that the country Macau has three parts: Macau peninsula attached to China at the Zhuhai border, Taipa and Coloane. Cotai Strip is the reclaimed land in between CO-loane and TAI-pa, get it?
StarWorld hotel is really good value. Its food outlets are reasonably priced. Inagiku has great Japanese lunch sets averaging MOP140. I would pass on the raw items as you can get better quality elsewhere. Laurel is quite good for dim sum, but remember to book a reservation, as it's a popular lunch place. There's also a buffet on the 16th floor, but I'd pass. If you're really into buffets, go check out the one at Grand Lisboa, which is about a 10 mins walk away.
StarWorld has the Whiskey Bar on the 16th floor. Currently it's under renovation. Hopefully when they open again, they will still have the happy hour open bar for MOP128. Great value! There's also the lobby lounge for drinks.
As for gaming, baccarat and sic bo are the games of choice here. StarWorld caters to the Chinese and you'd rarely find westerners here, unless you're on the 3rd floor at the Poker King Club room. This is one of the only poker rooms in Macau. The other two are Wynn and Venetian poker rooms. And at the time of this review, PokerStars has announced that they will open a poker room at City of Dreams by mid-April. This Poker King Club room is home to the Big Game, which is apparently the world's largest cash game, where blinds go as high as HKD50K/100K. I've personally seen Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Sam Trickett, Johnny Chan and Andrew Robl playing in this nosebleed game on various occasions.
It's located right next to the Wynn and L'Arc. It's directly across from the President and about a 20 mins walk to Senado Square. If you want to check out Galaxy Macau, just hop on the frequent shuttle bus.
Hope this helps. If you need any specific info, please feel free to contact me.
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