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Bidding Process Starts For New Casinos

International News Brief: BHISHO has given the Eastern Cape Gambling and Betting Board the green light to start the bidding process for two new casinos to be built in the province.

Suncoast, Local Government Locked in Battle

International News Brief: Suncoast Casino and the eThekwini Municipality are locked in a legal battle about plans by the casino to cut back on promised investment on its prime Du

South African Gambling Tax Revenue Up

International News Brief: A recent study shows that the South African gaming industry paid R1,7-billion in taxes into state coffers in 2003/4.

Rags to Riches in South Africa

International News Brief: A chance stop at Suncoast Entertainment World in Durban proved to be rewarding for a Cape Town man who was down on his luck.

South Africa May Legalize Online Gambling

International News Brief: Online gambling will become legal in South Africa if trade & industry minister Mandisi Mpahlwa accepts the recommendations of the national gambling board.

Century Casinos to Expand Caledon Casino

In time for the busy Christmas holiday season, Century Casinos has opened an expansion of its South African property, The Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa.

HCI Acquisition Needs More Approvals

International News Brief: Although Hosken Consolidated Investments has obtained control of gaming rival Johnnic, it has yet to obtain stamps of approval from various gambling board

South African Casino Opens

International News Brief: The R250-million Windmill Casino and Entertainment Centre was officially opened in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on Tuesday night.

Construction of Worcester Casino Gets Underway

Construction has begun on the new R156m Worcester Casino complex owned by Sun International and its BEE partners, with the opening set for September 2006.

South African Casinos Sign Code of Conduct

International News Brief: Representatives of South Africa's rapidly growing casino sector have signed the country's first-ever national gambling industry code of conduct, making it one of the first globally to do so outside the US.

South African Gambling Board Chief Grilled Over Salary

International News Brief: South Africa’s National Gambling Board chief executive officer Thibedi Majake was today grilled by MPs over his salary, which is higher than that of cabinet ministers.

SunWest Plans in GrandWest Casino Makeover

SunWest is to invest approximately R320-million in new entertainment amenities and facilities at GrandWest in Cape Town.

South African Province to Call for Casino Proposals

International News Brief: The Eastern Cape is expected to call for proposals for the province's remaining two casino licences, Economic Affairs MEC Andre de Wet said yesterday.

South African Casino On Track for Opening

International News Brief: Sun International and Mangaung Sun,are on track to open their new R72-million Windmill Casino and Entertainment Centre complex in Bloemfontein at the end of September, Sun International said on Tuesday.

Century Casinos Approved for Slots

Century Casinos, Inc. has received approval from the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board to add an additional 100 slot machines to its current 300 slot machines at the Caledon Casino.

South African Cops Caught in Gambling Scam

International News Brief: Two former policemen have been jailed for long stretches by the Wynberg regional court for illegally confiscating gambling machines and trying to sell them.

Heist at Emperor's Palace Casino

International News Brief: About 12 robbers stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the Emperor's Palace Casino outside Johannesburg.

Sun International Plans One More South African Casino

International News Brief: Sun International has one last new casino on the cards for its South African operations, the Worcester casino in the winelands of the Western Cape, according to CEO Peter Bacon.

Children Gambling to Support Families

International News Brief: Children are gambling at schools in KwaZulu-Natal to raise money to support their families and principals are allegedly trying to keep the problem under wraps to prevent their pupil numbers dropping.

Emperors Palace Strike Resolved

International News Brief: Strike action by members of the Food and Allied Workers Union at the Emperors Palace casino complex has been resolved, according to listed gaming and hotel group Peermont Global.

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