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Let us introduce you to the Rio Hotel, Casino and Convention Resort (previously known as the the Tusk Rio Casino Resort) located in Klerksdorp, approximately a two hour drive from Johannesburg, in the almighty South Africa. If you’re ever lucky enough to find yourself on a trip to South Africa, there’s no better place to stay than here! As its name indicates, the massive establishment was inspired by the passion, vibrance and colors of the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro but the extensive entertainment offer might even make a visit here better than the party in Brazil! Occupying over 266,000 sq. feet, it is the largest casino on the African continent; its shining lights are easily visible from the N12 highway in the North West province of South Africa. The interior hides a similarly glitzy decor, and more importantly, a 24 hour gambling experience. This month, our Las Vegas Lifestyle blog takes you to an Africa that you have never seen before!

The Ultimate Carnival Casino

The Rio Casino Resort was initially opened in May 2002, as The Tusk Rio Casino Resort. In 2006, all Tusk Resorts were acquired by Peermont Global and the property was renamed. The new owners built the Peermont Metcourt Rio Hotel adjacent to the resort along with a new convention center and substantially improved both, lodging and gaming. Today, the Rio Casino Resort offers 274 ultra-modern slot machines that promise players excitement in a range of denominations and 11 table games including Poker and progressive Blackjack. The slots are available to you 24 hours a day, while tables open at 12:00 during weekdays and at 11:00 on weekends.

The hotel has also revamped its exclusive Salon Privé, available only to high-rollers and offering an unforgettable high-stakes experience. The lounge features a private setting, which offers high-stakes gaming only. You can expect to play Blackjack, Roulette, and 46 thrilling slot machines here, five of which are new Aruze games! Privé parking is available too, with 40 spots to ensure guests have easy and convenient access to the lounge. Talk about fancy!

The resort also offer the Peermont Winners Circle, an exclusive loyalty rewards programme that allows esteemed players to enjoy an array of elite promotions and offers. By simply signing up as a member, you are entitled to an whole range of benefits, rewards and exclusive discounts, every time you visit! Before spinning you might want to have a look at the Red Hot Slots list on the resort’s website, where Inside Track predicts the slots, which are likely to pay out. Keep in mind, however, that due to random probability, the forecast should merely be used as a guide and does not guarantee a Jackpot payout!

Fun for the Entire Family!

Fun for the Entire Family!

Naturally, the casino is the main attraction to be found at the Rio Hotel but it is far from being the only one. The hotel features exceptionally comfortable accommodations, with a total of 70 rooms, including 4 Executive suites. You will also find 2 restaurants and a bar on the premises. The delicious Karamba Grillhouse will surely be enjoyed by all meat lovers, with its menu of superior cuts of prime beef and other popular South African dishes, complete with a superb selection of wines.

The Escapades Theatre offers regular entertainment in many forms, including comedy and cabaret shows, and performances from some of the country's most talented artists. The theatre offers atmospheric wood interior with soft lighting, and fits up to 450 people. The venue is available for hire and sports the additional benefits of a stage, sound and lighting facilities.

The modern, state-of-the-art Convention Centre located on the grounds of the resort, is currently the most executive conference venue in Klerksdorp, and fits for up to 450 guests inside its Maracana Room, which can be divided further into two separate breakaway spaces. Additionally, the Ipanema Tent Platform in the north east corner of the resort can accommodate up to 1000 guests. All of these venues offer fantastic audio-visual facilities, multi-purpose configuration capabilities, and delicious menu options, making the resort an ideal spot for conferences, weddings and other events of all sizes.

Speaking of weddings, love birds who enjoy gambling, embarking on their honeymoon, can start their new life with a wild night at the Rio Casino Resort using the Perfect Honeymoon Package, which entails accommodation for 2, a bottle of sparkling wine and breakfast.

Kids under 18 are not welcome at the casino, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take them with you! In fact, you can be certain that entertainment for the little ones will be taken care of! The Fantasia Game Arcade will amuse children of all ages, while the professionally run Play Zone Crèche ensures the best care for your youngest. Children and adults alike will also greatly enjoy the 500 meters of Go-kart off road racing track where up to 10 karts can race at once!

We use our Las Vegas Lifestyle blog section to bring you to the best luxury destinations that the casino world has to offer. Jackpot Capital is here to remind you that life is meant to be enjoyed, so take a break, pack your bag and go on that trip you’ve always been dreaming of! Treat yourself to one of the best hotels in South Africa and an undeniably unforgettable gambling experience. Try your luck in their impressive casino and possibly come home richer than you left, but first, stop by at Jackpot Capital and start practicing! Remember, each and every week we also offer online casino bonuses to be used on many of our thrilling slots! Go ahead and visit our Promotion page to see if any of our bonuses catch your eye. Good luck!

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