The 7 Most Popular Casino Resorts In Africa You Should Have On Your Bucket List
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The 7 Most Popular Casino Resorts In Africa You Should Have On Your Bucket List

Mauritius , Kenya , South Africa
Brunno Braga
Brunno Braga Jan 18, 2022

When thinking about casinos, most people envision Las Vegas, Monte Carlo, and other gambling sites in the Western world. But, casinos in Africa? Currently, there are about 30 African countries with casinos and gaming machines.

Attracting players within the continent, these casinos can be a good alternative for those who visit Africa and want to experience activities outside of the norm.

From Sun City in South Africa to Casino de Maurice in Mauritius, the continent has several casino resorts definitely worth exploring and testing your luck.

Here are seven spots in Africa that casino lovers should have on their bucket list.

1. Sun City Casino – South Africa

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Opened in 1979, Sun City Casino is one of the biggest casinos in Africa. It is located within the wondrous Pilanesberg Game Resort, and has evolved with the times.

Sun City Casino features hundreds of  slot machines and over 40 popular table games.

Cash desk facilities and ATMs are available, and the Bureau de Change accepts all major currencies. However, please note that a passport is required for any foreign exchange transactions.

2. The Gold Reef City Casino – South Africa

Being Johannesburg’s oldest casino, The Gold Reef City Casino is one of the most popular. It offers  first-class entertainment, making it an attractive destination for locals and tourists alike.

3. Montecasino – South Africa

Located in Johannesburg, Montecasino is a popular destination for slots-lovers. There are also 78 gaming tables including American Roulette, Baccarat, Poker, Craps (dice) and Blackjack.

There are frequent poker tournaments, keeping the stakes high as well as new games. It offers something for the whole family including a bookstore, great stores, live concerts, cinemas and theaters.

4. The Emerald Casino and Safari Resort – South Africa

The Emerald Casino and Safari Resort has a standard and luxury hotel, chalet and bush lodge accommodation for people preferring to play day and night alike.

The Emerald Casino complex area has 660 slot machines— a wide variety of traditional and modern slots, enticing even the most jaded gamblers.

The casino is located at the private estate on the  banks of the Vaal River, less than an hour from Johannesburg.

5. Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino - Botswana

Located between the diamond-rich Kalahari Desert, in Botswana and South Africa,  Avani Gaborone Sun Casino is a part of the Avani Gaborone Sun Hotel, which is a luxurious hotel that provides the sense of modernity.

6. Casino de Maurice – Mauritius

Casino de Maurice is Mauritius’ oldest casino. It is an exciting casino getaway where gamblers can play roulette, blackjack or oasis poker. Casino de Maurice also offers 135 slot machines for gamblers to enjoy.

7. Golden Key Casino - Kenya

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One of the fanciest casinos in Kenya is the Golden Key Casino.

The Golden Key is located on the rooftop of East Africa’s finest seafood restaurant, The Tamarind, in the exotic coastal resort town of Mombasa.

With its refined ambience and glamorous decor, it appeals to both serious and recreational players. Being part of the renowned Tamarind restaurant, the casino is one of the most attractive venues, promising fine dining and exciting entertainment.

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