Eastern Cape Casinos

Eastern Cape Casinos

Eastern Cape, home to the beautiful cities of Port Elizabeth and East London, was only established 20 years ago but it has wasted no time in providing plenty of great gambling action for its residents. Currently, the Eastern Cape plays host to some pretty impressive casinos.

They're spread out - meaning you'll be travelling a fair few miles to get from one to another - but in terms of gambling they're as new and exciting as this relatively new province.

Let's take a closer look at some of the biggest and best casinos you'll find on your way up the Cape coastline.

The Boardwalk Casino

Visit: https://www.suninternational.com/boardwalk/casino/

Why We Like It:

  • Open 24 hours a day
  • Lots of exclusive promotions for VIPs
  • The largest number of games in the Eastern Cape

Port Elizabeth's biggest casino - and the only licensed casino in the Nelson Mandela Bay region, the Sun International-operated Boardwalk is situated in a five-star hotel complex (voted one of the top 25 hotels in SA in 2024) right on the sea.

The award-winning Hobie Beach is a few minutes' walk away, but if you want to stay inside and gamble there are over 1,000 slot machines and plenty of table games to keep you occupied.

Promotions abound at the Boardwalk, with 'Monday Mania' dishing out R30,000 in cash prizes every time you play and win draw tickets. It's worth getting a MVG (Most Valued Guest) card as soon as you enter the casino to take advantage. Similar 'Moola Wednesday' and 'Month End Fever' offers promise hundreds of thousands of Rand in prize draws.

Wild Coast Sun

Visit: https://www.suninternational.com/wild-coast-sun/

Why We Like It:

  • 4-star Sun International complex
  • 500 smart-card slot machines 24 hours a day
  • Lots of activities like Wild Waves Water Park

Home to a 4-star hotel, a kick-ass pool, and a casino boasting 500 slot machines, Wild Coast Sun is a great reason to visit Eastern Cape.

There are a host of activities located nearby, like the Mangwanani Spa and Wild Coast golf course, but the casino itself offers enough distractions to keep you from going anywhere else fast.

Interesting promotions like bingo tournaments and a virtual horseracing sweepstakes competition are held throughout the year.

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Hemingways Casino

Visit: https://www.tsogosun.com/hemingways-casino

Why We Like It:

  • Nearly 400 slots and good range of table games
  • Part of respected Tsogo Sun chain
  • Amazing entertainment venues and exhibitions

East London plays host to one of the best all-round casino and entertainment complexes in SA.

Hemingways is part of the Tsogo Sun chain, so you know you're in for a great overall experience. If the 400 slot machines and American Roulette doesn't do it for you, perhaps the 6 movie theatres will. There are three 3D screens at Hemingways, while the Key Largo restaurant is reason enough to visit if you're feeling hungry.

Queens Casino

Visit: https://www.tsogosun.com/queens-casino/

Why We Like It:

  • Small and friendly casino based in Queenstown
  • Games room and crèche for family visitors
  • Good offers for loyalty members

It might not be the biggest casino in the Eastern Cape, but Queens - situated in Queenstown - has enough going for it to warrant a trip.

There are over 180 slot machines and 6 gaming tables at the casino site itself, but with bets ranging from 1c to R10 on the slots there's something for all wallets.

A fully-stocked games room with arcades is perfect for gamblers travelling with children, while the regular offers on cheap meals and drinks make the casual visit a must. Slots and table games play contribute to big prize giveaways like the Ford Range and a share of R240,000.

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