North West Province boasts a handful of land-based casinos, but with the flagship Sun City in the north-east corner the pick, the area has arguably the biggest gambling establishment in South Africa.
While Emerald Safari Resort is great for an all-round holiday experience, we're going to focus on some of the solid casino gambling experiences available in 2015.
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The flagship casino under Sun International's umbrella, Sun City excels in all areas. Afternoon tea, cabanas, spas and sports: there's enough to fill a fortnight at Sun City without you ever having to go into the casino.
But we're all about casinos, of course, so let's big up the big features of Sun City: 24-hour gaming with hundreds of slots and well over 40 table games.
The requisite MVG (Most Value Guest) loyalty programme is on offer at Sun City for big gamblers, and if you're making a long trip make sure to save up to stay at the Palace of the Lost City for the full-on experience.
The world-famous Palace is packed with zebra-hide upholstery and Botanic Gardens, but at R4,049 for a luxury twin room it doesn't come cheap.
In terms of visitors alone, the Carousel attracts more gamblers every year than the Rio, and the slots offering (over 700) is enough to warrant an inclusion on our best-of list.
Yes, it's another Sun International casino, but this palatial complex outside Pretoria fully justifies its place.
As with all Sun International casinos, the MVG (Most Valuable Guests) programme is excellent, with plenty of promotions on offer to attract the big-spending gamblers.
Check out the regular slots promotions like 'Jumps and Jives' which gives away tens of thousands of Rand to MVGs of a certain age for playing slots and table games.
Meanwhile, slot bets range from a very friendly 1 cent right up to R100 per spin, so gamblers of all budgets can play in comfort.
Big gamblers wanting a private gaming experience can take advantage of the Crystal Club Privé which gives players a raft of benefits (exclusive VIP parking being one of them).
Formerly known as the Tusk Rio, if you're aware of the Las Vegas Rio (which holds the World Series of Poker every year) you'll know what you expect: glamour, a Brazilian samba feel, and an amazing atmosphere all-round.
There are 265 of the latest slot machines as well as 11 table games. The VIP Salon Prive offers big spenders the chance to bet as high as they like, while the Winners Circle features a host of elite promotions for the very special gamblers.
Part convention centre, part hotel complex, part casino, if the inviting swimming pool doesn't make you want to spend some time in the popular North West oasis resort, nothing will.
The slots offering isn't exactly on the huge side (just 155 machines), and 8 gaming tables tend to fill up fast, but for a chilled-out gambling experience the Palms is hard to beat.
For VIP gamblers, the Peermont's 'peerless' Winners Circle' programme gives big gamblers the chance to earn loyalty points and gifts just by playing their favourite games.
The Peermont Winners Circle actually comes with three tiers - Maroon, Silver or Gold - but just visiting the Palms is enough to earn valuable points on your card. For all card members, exclusive discounts on bed and breakfast rooms are just part of the benefits.
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