Thousands of visitors flocked to Macau's Wynn Resorts yesterday on its first full day of operation, as competitors stepped up marketing campaigns. Many mainland tourists were impressed with the luxury of the city's first full-scale, Las Vegas-style resort, but some complained of access problems. Early yesterday, long queues, estimated at 2,000 people, formed. The resort had opened at 11.30pm on Tuesday, half an hour ahead of schedule, as more than 1,000 crowded the entrance. Wynn Resorts Macau president and general manager Grant Bowie said he was happy to see the impressive waiting crowd. 'We believe we are creating a product that people will like,' he said. The 600-room resort features 200 gaming tables and 380 slot machines. 'I heard it cost billions. I can't wait to see it,' said Liang Jiaqi, a Guangzhou resident who joined the queue just after the opening. Mr Liang said he might spend up to 30,000 patacas on the tables, depending on whether he liked the resort. Some visitors complained of a lack of pedestrian crossings on the Avenue da Amizade between the new resort and the Hotel Lisboa. Four major gaming companies yesterday placed full-page advertisements in the Macau Daily News, leaving the city's largest newspaper with just two stories in an eight-page news section. Gaming mogul Stanley Ho Hung-sun's Sociedade de Jogos de Macau used the front page to promote free meals and gaming chip discounts. The number of gamblers at his Casino Lisboa showed no sign of decrease, despite Wynn Resorts' opening. The second phase of Wynn Resorts, which is under construction, will add an 85,000 square feet casino area with the capacity for 150 tables and 500 slot machines.