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Gauteng is the most populous province in South Africa. 13.2 million of South Africa’s 54.9 million citizens live in Gauteng, which is almost a quarter of the population. Gauteng is also the smallest population in terms of territory and it’s only 1.5% of the total land territory of SA. The capital and administrative centre Johannesburg, as well as Pretoria, two of the largest cities are located in Gauteng. Zulu, English, Afrikaans, Sotho and Northern Sotho are spoken as native languages in Gauteng. Gauteng is the by far the most urban province in South Africa. The name Gauteng, is derived from the word ‘gauta’ which in the Sotho language means gold. This name came about when gold was discovered in the Johannesburg area in 1886. Nowadays, Gauteng is indeed golden for the South African casino industry.



Gauteng’s Contribution in SA’s gambling revenues

Namely, most of the country’s land-based casinos are located in the Gauteng province. Nowadays, online gambling is legal in South Africa and if you like to find out more about the best online casinos for African players, not just players from South Africa, but also from Nigeria and other countries, visit Statistics show that Gauteng accounts for an amazing 44% of the gambling market, which is almost half. In addition, the gross gambling revenues also come from casinos located in Gauteng. Seven land-based casinos are located in Gauteng, which is more than the number of casinos in any other province. It can very well be said that Gauteng is South Africa’s Nevada, when it comes to casinos. Knowing that more than 20% of the total casino revenues are paid to the state as tax, one would say that the input of casinos in South Africa’s state and province budgets is not to be underestimated.


Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Resort

Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Resort is the largest and the most exclusive gambling destination in South Africa. At the Emperors Palace Hotel you get a casino with a true sense of style, a touch of panache if you will. The casino was opened in the summer of 2000, and it features 1724 gaming machines. At this casino resort you can play 68 table games and there are 15 poker rooms, 8 of which are Hold ‘em tables located in the non-smoking area, then there are two tables in the Salon Privé, two in the Fortuna Privé and 3 in the Velarium Casino. The Emperors Palace Hotel is owned by Peermont Global (Pty) Ltd. This company owns 10 casinos throughout South Africa and Botswana.


Gold Reef City Casino

Then we have the Gold Reef City Casino. This casino features about 1700 slot machines and there are about 50 table games that can be played. In 2015 a VIP room was opened. The total renovations of Gold Reef City Casino that were carried out in 2015 costed a total of 640 million ZAR. The casino was originally opened in 1997. The casino area is 110,000 sq/ft.


Monte Casino Hotel

Finally, we have Monte Casino Hotel, located on Montecasino Blvd, Johannesburg, 2055. This casino was opened in 2000 and is open 24/7. In addition to the casino, you will find a lot of other amenities. The casino area is 278,871 square feet. Here too there’s a large selection of slot machines- 1,700 and 73 table games.


Date Posted: 2016-02-26
Posted By: GBN Online
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