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Grandwest Casino

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Grandwest Casino

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Grandwest Casino Review

The jewel in the Sun International group's crown, the GrandWest Casino is one of the largest and most popular casinos in South Africa. It's home to more than 2500 slot machines and over 75 tables, and has much more to offer besides gambling.

Slots fans will rejoice when they hear that all of GrandWest's slot machines use smart card technology, which means that there's no need to fiddle around feeding coins or bank notes into machines. And, whether you're a smoker or not, you'll find hundreds upon hundreds of slot machines on which you can try your luck.

Table games include:

  • American and European roulette (the latter of which is very difficult, if not impossible, to find in most South African land-based casinos)
  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack and Blackjack Switch
  • Easy Poker
  • GranDice
  • Raise 'Em Poker
  • Stud Poker

We've written about many South African offline casinos, and we can't recall ever seeing such a healthy selection of games as that offered in the GrandWest Casino; only Gold Reef City and a couple of others can hope to compete. If you're serious about gambling for real cash then, without a doubt, you need to be planning your next trip here.

Restaurants & Bars

GrandWest Casino has a staggering selection of dining options. First of all, let's take a look at some of your choices if you're just looking for a quick bite before you get back to the tables. In the Cape Village fast food court, you can get anything from chicken (KFC or Nando's style) to burgers and subs, Asian food, biltong or sausage. Or, if you're really hungry, you could load up on a little of everything!

If you would prefer to sit down and take your time, order a steak at the Silver Dollar Spur, Chinese food at the Beijing Orchid, Indian food at Bukhara or fresh fish at the Cape Town Fish Market. Starting to get the picture? If you want it, you'll find it at GrandWest. And we've only mentioned around half of the restaurants visitors can sample!

There are plenty of venues for families, but over 18s are also catered for with an in-house nightclub and New Orleans themed whiskey bar. Plus, the central location of the GrandWest Casino means that the sights and sounds of Cape Town are just a short distance away.

Hotel Accommodation

Like many other large scale South African casinos, GrandWest offers a couple of different hotels for players to choose from. The first, The Grand Hotel, is a stunning 4 star hotel with just 39 rooms and looks a little like it belongs in a classic painting of Paris in days gone by. For something a little more modern and quirky, you might prefer the City Lodge Hotel with its Cape Dutch architecture, colourful rooms and cozy nooks.

To be perfectly honest, it doesn't matter which you choose - each one has a bar/restaurant, swimming pool and is easy walking distance from the GrandWest Casino and the rest of the entertainment complex. Comfortable and plush surroundings, scenic views and all the personal attention you could ever need mean that you should prepare for a stay to remember.

Entertainment & Nightlife

If you've spent all day in the casino and you're in the mood for something completely different after the sun sets, you'll have no trouble finding a suitable activity at the GrandWest Casino.

Play a round of bowling at their 12 lane ten pin bowling alley, get your skates on and visit the Olympic sized ice rink, hit the arcade, take in a movie at the NuMetro cinema or enjoy a live show featuring some of the planet's biggest acts. You could even take the stage yourself for some karaoke if you're feeling adventurous.

If you're not in the mood to exert yourself that much, enjoy cocktails at the 18+ Jackson Hall or hit the Hanover Street nightclub and dance the night away. You may have come to GrandWest for the casino action, but all the entertainment options are another reason to stick around.

Other Facilities

With everything from a creche and go karts to boardrooms, a gym and a swimming pool, you definitely couldn't accuse GrandWest of lacking amenities. Whether you're just here for the day or staying in one of the on-site hotels, you'll never be short of things to do.

If you're in the market for events hosting, The Grand Arena is a suitable venue for product launches, conferences, reunions, weddings and plenty more besides. As well as top notch gambling action, GrandWest Casino has just about everything else that you could ever want under one proverbial roof.

It's not a stretch to say that GrandWest is more than a casino; with fun for every member of the family, whatever their age, it really is a bona fide 24/7 entertainment resort.

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