Practically against all odds, the South African gambling and hospitality giant, Sun International, has opened its new Time Square Casino at Menlyn Maine. The grand opening at the beginning of the month marked the first stage (among three) of the gambling and hotel resort. The grand opening took place on April 1st, with visitors treated to a dramatic firework display, as well as a fire and light show.
Time Square casino is one of Sun International’s most ambitious project yet. It took four years of planning and negotiations before the casino was finally opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, but those who have already visited the space say that it was well worth the wait. The casino boasts 2,000 slot machines and 60 table games over two floors. The casino is complemented by some of the best restaurants in Tshwane, and makes for excellent entertainment around the clock. In fact, the casino is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
The slot games play an important part in the appeal and popularity of Time Square Casino, with Sun International choosing the titles well. Players will find games such as the themed Game of Thrones slot, named for the legendary TV series, as well as Buffalo Stampede and Pixie Wishes. The ground floor of the casino is home to six slot machines, namely Lion’s Share, Zuma, Plants vs Zombies, Crystal Dual and Bejeweled. For the chance to take home bigger wins – with some prizes reaching into the millions of Rands – players will find progressive slot games side by side with regular slot machines. These progressive jackpot games are found on the main casino floor.
In addition to slots, players will find a tables section that boasts blackjack, baccarat, poker and roulette. Smoking zones as well as non-smoking zones cater to all types of players. The Sun Lounge, which incorporates both slots and table games, is the perfect place for players to enjoy a private gaming environment. Here, again, Sun International offers smoking and non-smoking options.
There is a unique array of bars and restaurants at the casino, for the perfect day or night out.
In November this year, Sun International will open its state of the art arena, known as the Sun Arena, which could seat over 8,500 people. The space features private hospitality suites, meeting rooms, and more, and can host concerts and exhibitions.