Betting on Africa

Here are five of the continent’s top casinos

  • Sky City Casino Nairobi, Kenya

The Sky City Casino in Nairobi, offers three gaming floors, 40 slots, plus blackjack, roulette, pontoon, video poker,  Texas hold’em, plus a  restaurant and bar.  This is a well-hidden,  ‘blink-and-you’ll-miss it’ venue, but don’t take that as a bad sign. This casino is far better looking on the inside.

  • Casino Simba, Kampala, Uganda

You will find the small but loaded Casino Simba in the Garden City area of town. Its 16,684 square feet of gaming space features 100 gaming machines and 22 table and poker games. Roulette, blackjack and pontoon are all available and the property’s only bar hosts a troupe of Russian dancing girls to keep the clients happy.

  • Casino De Tangier, Tangier, Morocco

Casino Tangiers

The Northern Moroccan port of Tangiers is home to a luxury casino, the Tanger.  The casino has slots, blackjack, or roulette. Poker fans can enjoy  play three card poker and the ‘ultimate’ Texas hold’em.

  • AVANI Gaborone Resort & Casino, Botswana

Part of a 4-star hotel and casino complex, the AVANI Gaborone is  a short drive from the airport and one of the most desired hotels in Botswana’s capital. The hotel has an  outdoor pool, business centre, and restaurants. The casino is managed by Sun International and offers 140 slot machines plus nine table games. Think blackjack, roulette or poker.

  • Sun City, Rustenburg, South Africa

South Africa’s most famous casino is in the North West near Rustenburg and borders the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Sun City offers 24/7 fast casino action, including the latest  slot machines and 43 table games including poker, blackjack, pai gow, roulette and punto banco. The casino’s Sun City Salon Privé allows members to enjoy exclusive benefits and access to the high roller tables.

If you are new to gambling, it would be wise to get some practise in first. The smartest and most popular to do this is through online casinos guides like Online casinos are legal in South Africa, so the choices are vast and you can have fun learning.