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South Africa: A Gambler’s Paradise

After the World Cup soccer extravaganza in South Africa last year, millions around the world were left panting for more of this magnificent country. Tourism is expected to explode in 2011 and visitors are sure to be looking out for possible casino and gambling options in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. There are over 40 different casinos scattered across South Africa in 9 of its provinces. Casinos are traditionally designed around a specific theme, usually related to the location of the gambling establishment itself and the cultures of the region.

Some of the casinos worth visiting in South Africa:


This casino is known as Gauteng’s premier entertainment destination and provides visitors with an all-in-one dining, gaming and show package. Its delightful Tuscan feel, top notch service and 24/7 gambling action makes Montecasino a must-visit for anyone visiting the Johannesburg area. Also worth a visit in this region: Gold Reef City and Emperor’s Palace.

Grand West

Visitors to Cape Town may want to peel their eyes away from Table Mountain, the Waterfront and endless coastline in order to enjoy another, albeit man-made wonder – Grand West Casino. While this resort is situated slightly out of the city center, it nevertheless provides visitors with a superior interior urban gambling experience, with plenty of dining options and entertainment.

Sun Coast Casino

Situated in the seaside city of Durban, Sun Coast Casino boasts its own private beach and is a great place to spend a couple of days while exploring this locations. Covering over 7,000 square meters, Sun Coast  has over 1,200 slot machines, 50 gaming tables and a private gaming room for high rollers.

Sun City

This vast casino and entertainment complex is the flagship of South African casinos and hosts two casinos and four luxury hotels. Besides the amazing gaming opportunities available to players, visitors can also view game in the form of the Big Five, thanks to the resort’s location next door the Pilanesburg National Park. Sun City is also home to the annual Sun City Million Dollar Golf Challenge, one of the most prestigious golfing events in the world.

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