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South African Gambling Information

Gambling in South Africa is legal in all forms. Prior to 1994, gambling was prohibited, and horse racing was the only legal form of gambling at that time. In 1994, the democratic government chose to legalize all forms of gambling. The National Gambling Board was established in accordance with the National Gambling Act of 2004.

While South Africa has tried to outlaw online gambling, they have realized that this is ineffective and are now seeking legislation which will help regulate the industry.

Casinos in South Africa

Currently, there are 34 casinos operating within South Africa. They are:

Carnival City Casino and Entertainment World (Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa) 1,750 gaming machines and 60 table games (American Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini Punto Banco and Raise’em Poker). Open 24 hours.

Carousel Casino and Entertainment World (Temba, North-West, South Africa) 848 gaming machines and 37 table and poker games (Blackjack, Craps, Punto Banco, Roulette, Stud Poker and Raise’em). Slots are open 24 hours a day, while table games are open from 11pm until close.

Casino Mykonos (Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa) 270 gaming machines and nine table and poker games (American Roulette and Blackjack). Slots open daily from 10am until close. Table games open from noon until close.

Century Casino Newcastle (Newcastle, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa) Open 24 hours a day, this casino features 250 gaming machines and six table games (Blackjack and Roulette).

Desert Palace (Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa) Open from 10am until 2am, this casino offers 145 gaming machines and seven table and poker games (American Roulette and Blackjack).

Emerald Safari Resort (Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa) Open 24 hours on the weekend and 10am until 4am on the weekdays. There are 660 gaming machines and 24 table and poker games (American Roulette, Blackjack and Poker).

Emnotweni Casino (Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa) There are 389 gaming machines and 12 table and poker games.

Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort (Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa) Open 24 hours a day, this casino offers 1,640 gaming machines and 72 table games (Baccarat, Blackjack, Mini Punto Banco, Poker, Roulette and Spanish 21).

Flamingo Casino (Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa) Slots are open 24 hours a day and table games are open Monday thru Friday from 5pm until close and Saturday and Sunday from 1pm until close. There are 223 gaming machines and seven table games (including Blackjack and American Roulette).

Frontier Inn & Casino (Bethlehem, Free State, South Africa) This casino features 120 gaming machines.

Garden Route Casino (Mosselbay, Western Cape, South Africa) Open 24 hours a day, this casino offers 312 gaming machines and 15 table and poker games.

Gold Reef City Casino (Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa) Open 24 hours a day, this casino features 1,600 gaming machines and 50 table and poker games (American Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Poker and Texas Hold’em).

Golden Horse Casino (Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa) Open Sunday thru Thursday from 10am until 4am and Friday and Saturday from 10am until 6am. There are 450 gaming machines and 18 table and poker games (Roulette, Reef Routine, Punto Banco, Oasis Stud Poker, Mini Punto Banco and Blackjack). A race book is also available on the premises.

Goldfields Casino (Welkorn, Free State, South Africa) Open daily from 10am until 4am, this casino features 226 gaming machines and 6 table and poker games (Poker, Blackjack and American Roulette).

Graceland Hotel Casino & Country Club Resort (Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa) 378 gaming machines and 19 table and poker games (American Roulette, Blackjack, Poker and Roulette). Slots are open 24 hours a day, while table games are available from noon until close.

GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World (Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) 2,245 gaming machines and 68 table games.

Johannesburg and Hemingways Casino and Hotel (East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa) 380 gaming machines and 12 table and poker games.

Meropa Casino and Entertainment World (Limpopo, South Africa) 336 gaming machines and 13 table and poker games.

MonteCasino (Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa) 1,700 gaming machines and 73 poker and table games.

Morula Sun (Karenpark, Gauteng, South Africa) 505 gaming machines and 13 table and poker games.

Naledi Sun Hotel & Casino (Thaba Nchu, Free State, South Africa) The casino offers 160 gaming machines.

Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom (Umhlanga, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa) 983 gaming machines and 37 table games.

Sun City Resort Casino Complex (Sun City, North-West, South Africa) 852 gaming machines and 38 table games.

Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World (Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa) 1,250 gaming machines and 50 table and poker games.

The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World (Summerstrand, Eastern Cape, South Africa) 766 gaming machines and 23 table and poker games.

The Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa (Caledon, Western Cape, South Africa) 375 gaming machines and six table games.

The Golden Valley Casino (Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa) 196 gaming machines.

The Ridge Casino and Entertainment World (Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa) 322 gaming machines and 12 table and poker games.

Tusk Mmabatho Casino Resort (Mmabatho, North-West, South Africa) 155 gaming machines and nine table and poker games (Roulette, Poker, Blackjack and American Roulette).

Tusk Rio Casino Resort (Klerksdorp, North-West, South Africa) 257 gaming machines and 12 table and poker games (Blackjack, Progressive Poker and American Roulette).

Tusk Umfolozi Casino Hotel (Empangeni, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa) 300 Gaming machines and 10 table and poker games (American Roulette and Blackjack).

Tusk Venda Casino Hotel (Sibasa, Limpopo, South Africa) 129 gaming machines and six table and poker games (Blackjack and American Roulette).

Wild Coast Sun Hotel, Casino & Country Club (Wild Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa) 750 gaming machines and 25 table and poker games (Wheel of Fortune, Roulette, Punto Banco, Progressive Poker, Progressive Blackjack and Blackjack.

Windmill Casino and Entertainment Centre (Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa) 284 gaming machines and 13 table and poker games.

Horse Racing in South Africa

As of this writing, there are 12 race courses in South Africa, as well as 300 bookmaker outlets and 400 totalisator outlets. The current racetracks are:

- Arlington Race Course (Port Elizabeth)
- Bloemfontein Racecourse (Bloemfontein)
- Clairwood Turf Club (Merewent)
- Durbanville Race Course (Cape Town)
- Fairview Race Course (Port Elizabeth)
- Greyville Racecourse (Durban)
- Griqualand West Racing Club (Kimberley)
- Kenilworth Racecourse (Cape Town)
- Newmarket Racecourse (Johannesburg)
- Scottsville Racecourse (Pietermaritzburg)
- Turffontein Racecourse (Turffontein)
- Vaal Racecourse (Viljoensdrift)

Poker in South Africa

Despite the fact that online poker is illegal, it has continued to grow in popularity within South Africa. Land-based games are also very competitive, and events such as the All-Africa Poker Championship and the 2007 SA Poker Open are becoming more and more common.

South African Lottery

The first National Lottery ticket was sold in South Africa on the morning of March 2nd, 2000. The first live drawing was held nine days later. The official lottery website is located at http://www.nationallottery.co.za/lottery/home/home.asp. Games currently available include:

- LOTTO
- LOTTO Plus
- Wina Manje (scratch-off)
- SportStake (sports lottery)

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