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South Africa Land Based Casinos

South Africa is home to many outstanding land-based local casinos that hold their own up against the likes of Vegas and Reno. Some would dare to argue that it is impossible to replace the convenience of SA online or mobile casinos, unless of course, you are ready to take your gaming to a whole new level of fun. Be ready to experience a wide selection of amenities that land based casinos provide. Oh, and you can only experience them by getting away from it all.

If you want to locate casino action that is land-based, it’s as easy as choosing your favourite cuisine. Our experts have chosen some of the best casinos near me and you for maximum enjoyment. Much like a high quality restaurant guide, we want you to know that your experience is high priority to us. Just imagine sitting next to some of the top poker players in South Africa or winning a mega jackpot on one of your favourite slots. This time, instead of jumping for joy in the privacy of your own home after winning online, you have people gathering around you cheering you on. You are the star! Never again ask the question, “Where can I find casinos near me?” Check out our guide to gambling in South Africa if you have any more questions.

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Sun City Casino

Sun City Casino

Sun City Resort
Rustenburg 0316,North West Province

Phone Number: +27 14 557 5110

Website: http://www.suninternational.com/sun-city/casino/

Sun City casino boasts an enormous 125,000 square foot of gaming space, with an incredible 852 slot machines and 43 popular table games. The casino is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Play on the slots 24-hours from Monday until Sunday and the tables from 1pm until late, Monday to Sunday. Become a MVG member to gain exclusive access to the Sun City Salon Privé and to enjoy VIP gaming.

Enjoy yourself at the cocktail and tapas bar Cherry just above the casino floor, located in the Sun City Hotel and Casino. Sun City has a variety of bars, restaurants and entertainment options as there is a whole city sized resort to enjoy - too much to be listed here.

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Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City

Cnr Northern Parkway & Data Crecsent
Ormonde,Johannesburg

Phone Number: +27 11 248 5000

Website: https://www.tsogosun.com/gold-reef-city-casino/gaming

Gold Reef City’s Casino is one of the top destinations in Johannesburg for casino lovers. The casino is open 24/7 and has over 1,700 slot machines and 50 gaming tables for roulette, baccarat, poker, blackjack and more. There’s a smoking and non-smoking section, with a gorgeous lounge area and an atmosphere of luxury.

Gold Reef City has a whole host of bars and restaurants to enjoy - there really is something for everyone. Whether you fancy pizza, Portuguese or BBQ - there’s a great selection of fine dining and casual eats for every palate.

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MonteCasino

MonteCasino

Montecasino Boulevard
Fourways Sandton,Johannesburg

Phone Number: +27 11 510 7000

Website: https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino/

MonteCasino isn’t called, “Johannesburg’s Favourite Casino” for nothing. With one strictly non-smoking and two smoking casinos, 1860 slots, 70 gaming tables and an exciting selection of fun games like Wheel of Fortune to choose from - there’s no chance of getting bored here. The casino offers both inclusive and exclusive choices - with selected areas for every budget including a Salon Privé for dedicated gamers.

MonteCasino has a wide range of restaurants, bars, coffee shops and fast food joints to keep you fuelled and ready to game. There’s more than 40 combined restaurants and bars located in and around the casino so you’ll be spoiled for choice.

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Emperors Palace

Emperors Palace

64 Jones Road
Kempton Park,Johannesburg

Phone Number: +27 11 928 1000

Website: http://www.emperorspalace.com/

Emperor’s Palace provides 1,724 slot machines and 67 for players to enjoy, as well as well-ventilated smoking and non-smoking gaming zones. There’s the Main Casino, exclusive Privé areas, semi-private areas and a Winners Circle to enjoy and explore. You must be over 18 to enter the casino. Open around the clock, 7 days a week.

There’s 12 restaurants and 5 fast food joints to choose from, as well as a variety of bars to kick back and relax in.

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GrandWest

GrandWest

1 Vanguard Drive
Goodwood 7460,Cape Town

Phone Number: +27 21 505 7777

Website: http://www.suninternational.com/grandwest/

Open all hours of the day and night, every day of the week - GrandWest in Cape Town is the biggest land based casino in South Africa. The casino is part of the MVG network and offers 2,562 smart card slot machines, meaning there’s no need to carry your cash around in your pocket, and close to 80 table games to enjoy. Premium members can relax in the Salon Privé and there are a variety of high stakes table games for players who want to get serious.

As the biggest entertainment complex of its kind in South Africa, you have to expect a lot of bars and restaurants to accompany it. There’s The Hussar Grill with excellent beef and wild game, the Alibama Sports Bar for relaxing and watching the game with a beer, and Casa Bella for your pizza needs. There’s also a wide selection of fast food spots for you to quickly refuel and get back to enjoying yourself!

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The Boardwalk

The Boardwalk

Beach Road
Summerstrand 6019,Port Elizabeth

Phone Number: +27 41 507 7777

Website: http://www.suninternational.com/boardwalk/

Open all hours, every day of the week, The Boardwalk Casino is your best bet if you live in or are visiting the Nelson Mandela Bay area - as there’s nothing else around! The casino offers the usual accoutrements of smoking and non-smoking zones, benefits for MVG members and hundreds of slot machines and tables to play.

You can enjoy a wide range of culinary delights at The Boardwalk Casino - Mediterranean, South African and Asian. There’s also an incredible selection of cocktail, craft beer and sports bars located in and around Port Elizabeth.

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Land Based Casino FAQ

How will I know which land based casino is for me?

Like choosing a fine wine, finding a casino of choice comes down to taste. Some prefer more intimate casinos with fewer slots and table choices.  Other players like big, bold, and beautiful venues. Regardless, you can be assured that South African casino owners and operators believe in providing you the guest an out of this world experience. With so many wonderful land-based casinos to choose from, as well as the option of online and mobile, your satisfaction is their top priority. You will want to look at what games are offered and how many, and what software has been implemented for slots games. We all have our "lucky slots." Identifying what table games are offered as well as when they are available is equally important.  

It is like choosing what music to listen to. Some love rock n’ roll, others love classical, and others want to settle into a nice peaceful rhythm. Don’t forget to make sure that they have an onsite hotel. You don’t want to lose a single beat.

Should I stay at the casino’s hotel?

You are having a great time, moving from high action slots to smoking hot table games. The fun has just begun. The last thing you want to do is to stop the action and start heading home. This is your getaway, a time to treat yourself like the special person that you are. So, absolutely staying at the casino of choice ensures that you attain the full-Monty experience. Don’t worry about it costing an arm and a leg. It is relatively standard for casinos with hotels to offer comps that will make your stay affordable if not downright free. Casino hotels quite often offer luxurious rooms and accommodations. It is their desire to have you as an overnight guest. They are in the hospitality business and you are their guest.  Go ahead don’t be shy, live the life of Riley.

Can I get comps at a local casino?

Just in case you are a newbie to the world of land-based casinos, comps are free rewards that are given to casino players for playing at the casino. The amount of the comp is based upon length of play, money won and lost, as well as how much money is played. Comps can be used for a variety of items such as, meals, entertainment, spa services, and in some cases free or reduced rates on rooms. The first thing players should do upon entering a casino is to find out what their comp system is as well as obtain a player’s card. Casinos have special staff members whose whole purpose is to treat players right.  If you are a high limits player or table game player such as poker or craps, you will be dealing with a personal host and sometimes pit personnel. They will keep track of your play so you are certain to receive appropriate comps.  Casinos provide comps as an incentive to stay long and play long. Contrary to popular belief, they love winners. Winners are their top promoters.

Are land-based casinos safe?

Land based casinos are indeed safe. Many even equate casino security to that of airports. In fact, they are superior and the only time you have to take off your shoes is when you retire to your luxurious hotel suite. Due to very strict gaming regulations world-wide, not only are casino operators responsible for keeping a careful eye on their guests, but regulatory commissions are also keeping a close eye on those who keep a close eye on you. It is truly a comfort to know that your best interest and safety is at the centre of a quality gaming experience.

How much can I win at a land based casino?

There is really no minimum or maximum win. It comes down to you determining how much you can wager. The more you play, the greater your chances of winning big. It will also help to increase up those valuable comps and future offers from the casino. Sometimes it all comes down to luck being on your side. It is always important to establish how big your bankroll is and then to stick with it. Whether you are planning a special getaway for yourself or for friends and loved ones, land based casinos provide hours of memorable experiences. Get ready to have all of your senses celebrate good times.

South Africa Gambling Resources

Problem Gambling South Africa

This resource provides information on spotting the signs of a gambling problem and offers solutions and guidance to help addicts on their way towards recovery.
South Africa Problem Gambling Website

South Africa's National Gambling Board

The National Gambling Board provides information on domestic legislation on gambling and is a good place to report any fraud or corruption. The National Gambling Board also provides updates on news related to the industry and answers your FAQ’s.
National Gaming Board

Responsible Gambling Programme

A resource with a free helpline and plenty of information on public awareness, prevention and active schemes that involve promoting problem gambling issues within the education system.
Responsible Gambling - National Programme

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