Monte Casino

Top land casinos in South Africa

Built for gamblers. That’s the be all and end all of Monte Casino. Yes, there are a ton of other things on offer like fine dining and theatre and concerts and arcades and bowling and movies, but Monte Casino is designed and built to bring in the players.

It sits at the centre of Joburg’s most popular entertainment destination – and it never sleeps. Over 1,700 slot machines, 83 table games including blackjack, baccarat, Traditional poker, Raise ‘em poker, American roulette, and craps.

There is a smoking casino and a non-smoking casino.

And there is a dedicated Poker Lounge offering Texas Hold ‘em.

Plus, of course, a Salon Privé with 25 tables for high stakes players (up to R10,000 denominations – Jozi is the City of Gold!).

While GrandWest is often touted as the biggest casino in South Africa, a glance at the games on offer from Monte Casino seems to indicate otherwise. But beyond the number of games, Monte changed the nature of gambling in Gauteng and led to a revolution in how other casinos in South Africa went about their business, pushing them to up their game in order to compete. And this is why we rate it as the Best Land-based Casino in South Africa.