South Africa’s most popular land-based casinos

Published on June 1, 2016 in Industry News

Best land-based casinos in south AfricaSituated at the very tip of Africa, South Africa is quickly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. A premium destination filled with iconic symbols such as Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa has a lot to offer all who visit. 

Whether you’re searching for upmarket restaurants, beauty spas with breath-taking views, top notch shopping malls, or even casinos, South Africa has something for everyone in each of its major cities.

Unfortunately for South African residents, online gambling is still illegal due to the lack of job creation opportunities. However, this does mean that a lot of time and money has been put into land-based casinos around the country. 

Take a look at the following list of popular casinos in South Africa.

Gold Reef City, Johannesburg

Entertainment and fun is the main focus of Gold Reef City. From the restaurants to the mind-blowing theme park, to the prestigious casino, families can spend hours being entertained. Boasting a large selection of slots and table games, Gold Reef City Casino is big on choice.

There are more than 1700 slot machines to choose from and these casino games range from old favourites to new and exciting slots. Players can also choose from more than 50 table games in what could very well be the largest casino in South Africa.

Sun City Casino, Johannesburg

One of the most popular land-based casinos in South Africa, Sun City offers top quality casino gaming 24 hours a day. The latest gambling technologies are available to all gamblers at this establishment and with a large range to choose from, there’ll be something for everyone!

Sun City Casino also offers a country-wide loyalty programme called MVG which allows players to have access to special offers and to earn loyalty points while playing their favourite games. More than 43 slots and popular table games such as Blackjack and Punto Banco are also available.

The Boardwalk Casino, Port Elizabeth

As the only licensed casino in the Nelson Mandela Bay area, The Boardwalk Casino is understandably popular among the residents of Port Elizabeth. Open to players 24/7, this casino is the perfect place to play. 

Operating under Sun International, the same company that owns the Sun City Casino, the MVG loyalty programme is also available here and offers great bonuses and promotions. Choose from “hundreds of slot machines” and play for as a little as 2 cents at a time! You can also sit and play your favourite table games such as American Roulette and Poker.

Sun Coast Casino and Entertainment World, Durban

Durban’s sunny seaside is one that is known worldwide and the Sun Coast Casino perfectly captures the beauty of the coast. This casino also has an edgy American art deco style. Boasting a massive gaming floor of 7,000m², there are more than 1600 video slot machines to choose from, as well as almost 70 table games on offer. The Sun Coast Casino is also home to many progressive slots that frequently make their players big winners.

No matter where you find yourself when travelling throughout South Africa, you’ll be sure to find the perfect place to fulfil your casino needs.