emperors palace Emperors Palace Hotel and Casino signed on its first concert resident in the form of the Afropop sensation, Zahara. The Mali singer, who has taken South African music by storm, has inked a five-year partnership with Emperors Palace Hotel Casino, one of Gauteng’s premier entertainment destinations.

But unlike the kind of residency programs that we are used to reading about, when the stars base themselves in locations such as Las Vegas, Zahara won’t be stationed only in Gauteng. Instead, she will be on the move between all branches of the Emperors Palace group. A schedule of Zahara’s performances – due to begin at the beginning of 2020 – will be published in the near future.

In a press interview, Zahara said that she was very excited about being the first South African artist to sign a concert residency deal with the casino group.

Her manager, Oyama Dyosiba, added: “Zahara is growing as an artist and she appeals to everyone from young kids to gogos.”

It wasn’t revealed how much money the residency program is worth, since negotiations are still underway.

Casino Gaming at Emperors Palace Hotel Casino

Visitors can combine a Zahara concert with superior casino gaming at Emperors Palace. With access to over 1,700 slot machines and nearly 70 table games, players are spoiled for choice and variety. Slot denominations range from 1c to R500, while minimum bets at the tables begin at R5 and rise to R100 at the Midi Punto Banco table games.

The main casino is open 24/7 and hosts the latest multi-line video slot games and poker machines. Slots such as Island Delight Xtreme Mystery, Gold Double Diamond and Juggernaut make for some excellent entertainment around the clock.

VIP players will enjoy exclusive Prive areas with excellent personalized service in an exquisite lounge with 92 slot machines in denominations of up to R500.

The casino also boasts private gaming rooms adjacent to the award-winning 5-star Peermont D’Oreale Grande Hotel. The invitation-only rooms offer minimum bets of up to R1,000.

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