Facts and Figures on Fighting in Macau

by Kieran Mulvaney

Photo Credit: Will Hart

Saturday night's clash between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios marks the first big boxing event in China. It's just one symbol of the immense and rapid growth in this part of China, as exemplified by the massive Venetian Macao, which is the host venue.

Below, courtesy of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Greg Bishop of the New York Times, Wikipedia, and a modicum of original research are some facts and figures to highlight the scale of this weekend's event.

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Area of the Venetian Macao: 10,500,000 square feet (980,000 m2)

Area of casino: 546,000 sq ft (50,700 m2).

Number of slot machines: 3,400

Number of gaming tables: 800

Casino size, global rank: 1st

Building size, global rank (by floor volume): 6th

Seating capacity, Cotai Arena: 13,500

Approximate percentage of Macau's economy derived from gaming: 50

Pre-tax winnings from Macau casinos, October 2013: $4.6 billion

That October 2013 income as a percentage of entire 2012 Las Vegas Strip gaming income:75

Date when gambling became legal in Macau: 1851

Number of casinos in Macau: 33

Number of previous HBO boxing pay-per-views: 187

Number of previous HBO boxing pay-per-views from Asia: 0

Guaranteed purse for Manny Pacquiao: $18 million

Guaranteed purse for Brandon Rios: $4 million

Guaranteed purse for Zou Shiming: $500,000

Size of the ring inside the ropes: 20 feet x 20 feet

Size of the ring outside the ropes: 26 feet x 26 feet

Number of cases of equipment shipped in by HBO: 300

Estimated Chinese viewing audience: Over 14 million