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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

Football Betting Craze Hits Zimbabwe

International News Brief: A new gambling craze has hit Zimbabwe, with the recent launch of a football betting service called ZimBet.

Official: Botswana Casino Act Lacks Restrictions

International News Brief: The Chairman of the Botswana Casino Control Board, Lekwalo Mosienyane has said the Casino Act does not have restrictions on casino advertisement nor restrictions on the time casinos may remain open.

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 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.

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.

Emerald Casino Uses Tables as Media Space

News Brief: Emerald Casino Resort has created media space on its gaming tables, an effective tool leveraged to increase awareness of its recent Hot Twins prive promotion as well as adding value to its promotional partners in a highly receptive environment.

South African Casino Workers on Strike

International News Brief: About 900 Food and Allied Workers Union members were on strike at Johannesburg's Emperor's Palace casino complex on Wednesday.

South African Casino Workers to Strike

International News Brief: Peermont Global reports that the Food and Allied Workers Union has given formal notice to its Emperors Palace Hotel, Casino and Convention Resort of its intention to embark on strike action at Emperors Palace with effect from 18:00 on Friday.

Namibian National Lottery Inaugurated

International News Brief: The Environment and Tourism Minister Willem Konjore officially inaugurated the Lotteries Board of Namibia in Windhoek yesterday.

Johnnic Holdings Seeks South African Investment Opportunities

International News Brief: South African casino and hotel group Johnnic Holdings is actively seeking further investment opportunities, including a stake in top gaming group Tsogo Investment Holdings, the firm said on Thursday.

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