Macau is exploding past the Last Vegas strip in overall gaming. They made more in the first quarter of 2010 then the Las Vegas strip made in all of CY2009. However 89% is Baccarat. Blackjack earns about 1/3 as much in Macau as the Las Vegas Strip. In Vegas
the following casinos will take a $10K
bet on blackjack.
(1) Aria; Bellagio ; MGM Grand; Mirage
(2) Harrahs; Paris ; Planet Hollywood; Rio;
(3) Treasure Island
(4) Venetian; Palazzo
(5) Wynn; Encore
(6) Golden Nugget permits bets up to US$15K (a subtle distinction from US$10K which seems to be only for bragging rights)
(7) Ceasars has three tables that permit bets up to US$50K .From the tourist guide below, blackjack is treated as a minor game in Macau and they don't want you to gamble more than US$100-$400 maximum
. I am rather surprised by this low number. Even the casinos on Fremont street (except those that make less than $1million per month) will take bets as high as US$1000.
Macau is more fond of Cussec (a variation on Sic-Bo Boule) then they are of blackjack.
Baccarat is divided between normal baccarat and VIP baccarat. I assume that by mortal
you mean regular baccarat.
From the tourist guide below , I would guess that regular baccarat would limit you to something like HK$10,000. I found this blurb in a Macau tourist guide . Presumably the dollar amounts are Macau dollars.
The casinos operate several kinds of Blackjack tables - some with minimum bets of $20 and others with minimum bets of $100. The maximum bet on any game is $1,000 or $3,000 depending on the table.
The roulette tables in Macau are similar to those found in casinos elsewhere in the world. The wheels in Macau carry only one zero.
The minimum bet on any roulette number is $1 and $5. Bets of a minimum of $20 may also be placed on quarter divisions of the wheel, with the exception of zero, which is held by the bank on such bets. Players are provided with a chart bearing a reproduction of the wheel, showing the sequence of the numbers, the colors and the quarter divisions. The chart also lists winning numbers from the last several games at the table.
The minimum bet on baccarat is $100. Maximum bets on baccarat are depending on the table. Maximum payout on any game of baccarat is $60,000 for the table.
I don't know how to interpret this final statement, but I assume that per player is limited to HK$10,000 . I am not sure why you would limit the payout for the table. I've never heard of anything like that in Vegas. Maybe the dealer will tell you otherwise.
My own thoughts:
The last number I saw was that Macau was making close to $60 million per day in 2010. The Las Vegas strip made an average of $15.2 million per day in 2009. I am sure that you can find someone that can handle any size bet that any single human being is willing to play. I assume that the tourist guide does not apply to VIP baccarat. I also assume that people gambling at that level have pre-approved markers and are not using cash.