Playboy Mansion Macao in China by 2009

Asians no longer need to travel to US to indulge in Playboy-ish activities. Macao is dubbed as the Las Vegas of China and Playboy has hit upon this location to open a Playboy-inspired multi-faceted entertainment destination. Named Playboy Mansion Macao, the approximate 40,000 square-foot entertainment site will consist of numerous nightlife and entertainment options, dining, specialty retail elements and a Hugh M. Hefner Villa, which will be a part of the Macao Studio City complex ($2 billion joint venture project) that broke ground earlier this year. The new venue follows the Playboy Club Casino at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas which opened in October.

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However there are Playboy concept stores in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo. But nothing on this large a scale. Moreover its is known that Macao with a population of 500,000 is the closest location for the 1.3 billion people in China to gamble legally in casinos.