Land based casino gaming is a rapidly growing industry in South Africa. Almost every major South African city is home to at least one casino, including popular tourist destinations like Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. This makes casinos in South Africa attractive to local casino gamers and international travellers, as well as those who are travelling on business, as many of the casinos in South Africa are also accompanied by hotels and conference centres.
Certain casinos in South Africa are also part of large entertainment complexes, which provide amenities and activities for visitors of every age including theatres, cinemas, live entertainment and more.
Suncoast Casino at the Golden Mile, Durban
Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World is the biggest casino complex in South Africa, and is situated towards the northern end of Durban’s Golden Mile. The Suncoast Casino is home to over 1,600 slot machines, as well as a selection of 65 table games.
Players at the Suncoast Casino can choose to play roulette, blackjack, baccarat, progressive jackpot slots and more. Some of the other family-friendly attractions at the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World include restaurants, the Suncoast Cinecentre and a private beach.
Grandwest Casino in Goodwood, Cape Town
Grandwest Casino is a large entertainment complex based in Goodwood, Cape Town. The Grandwest Casino is open 24 hours a day to the public, and visitors will be able to find many other family activities at the entertainment complex, which is the largest of its kind in South Africa.
The Grandwest Casino itself offers both smoking and non-smoking sections, and players will find 2,560 slots and 80 table games from which to choose. A Salon Privé and a high stakes table area are also available.
Gold Reef City Casino in Johannesburg
Gold Reef City Casino is another of the major casinos in South Africa, located in Johannesburg near the central business district. The Gold Reef City complex consists of an amusement park, a hotel and the Gold Reef City Casino, which is the oldest casino in Johannesburg.
The casino is open 24 hours a day and contains over 1,700 slots games and a variety of casino table games. Players at Gold Reef City can play blackjack, baccarat, American and electronic roulette, and poker, and a Salon Privé is included for high rolling players.
Montecasino in Sandton, Johannesburg
Montecasino is a casino complex based in Sandton, Johannesburg. The complex consists of the Southern Sun Palazzo Hotel, a casino and a variety of restaurants, cinemas and stores.
The casino at Montecasino offers both smoking and non-smoking casino facilities, and players at the casino can choose from over 1,800 slots games and a selection of 70 table games as well. These games include roulette, poker, baccarat, craps and blackjack.
The casino at Montecasino also contains a Salon Privé for high rollers, and regular events and shows are hosted at the Teatro Lyric Theatre in the complex, which is also one of the 10 largest Lyric Theatres in the world.
Sun City Casino in the North West
Sun City Casino lies in the North West province of South Africa in the Pilanesberg region. The Sun City Resort is home to 4 hotels, as well as a casino at the Sun City Hotel and a Salon Privé at the Palace of the Lost City.
Some of the other attractions at Sun City include 2 international standard golf courses, spas, a fitness centre and the Valley of the Waves water park.