Casinos: Africa, Australia & New Zealand
For all the world travelers out there, and I count myself among you; traveling is my second delight after the casino experience. I revel in the sounds and sites of new cultures, new vistas, new experiences, and now so many casinos. Double bonus! Let’s explore. This casino travelogue highlights some of the most elegant and finest casinos in Africa, Australia and New Zealand. After all, we do deserve the best, mais oui, but of course. There are almost 3000 gaming locations outside the US and Canada to include casinos, racinos, horse/dog tracks and cruise ships.
A brief explanation of the legend for this article follows: I list the total number of gaming locations for the region/continent, then countries in each region/continent that has a gaming location and in order of number of gaming locations with the highest first. For example, the Oceania area to include Australia and New Zealand boasts 480 casinos with Australia at the top of the list. HC=Hotel-Casino. (SF)=Size in Square Feet. D=Dress Code–Jacket Required.
E=Entrance Fee Required. Games=G B=Baccarat. BJ=Blackjack. C=Craps. P=Poker. R=Roulette. CSP=Caribbean Stud Poker. S=Slots (Includes VP). Africa (175) South Africa, Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Equatorial Guinea, Tanzania, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Cameroon, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Benin, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Liberia and Uganda. We visit casinos at the bottom, top and middle of this continent.
South Africa: 1) Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World, 1 Battery Beach Road, Durban, Kwazulu-Natal 4359, South Africa. HC, D, SF=75,000. Web: www.suncoastcasino. G=S, BJ, C, R. Punto Banco. Located 32 miles west of Pretoria, this complex is the largest in South Africa with a long list of amenities including an entertainment center, golf course, tennis ranch, and wildlife preserve. Lost City rooms offer a dreamlike, mythical African setting.
Egypt: 2) Inter Casino - Ramses Hilton Hotel, 1115 Comiche El Nile Street, Cairo, Al Quahirah Egypt. HC. Web: www.cairo-ramses.hilton.com. G=S, BJ, R. Punto Banco. 3) Casino Semiramis - Inter-Continental Hotel, Hotel Semiramis Inter-Continental Corniche El Nile, Garden City Cairo, Al Quahirah 11511 Egypt. HC.
Web: www.casinosaustria.com/cai_cas_casinos.aspx . G=S, BJ, R. Punto Banco. 4) Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino, Saraya El Gezira St.Zamalek Cairo, Al Quahirah Egypt. HC.