The sixth and final gaming license granted for the Guateng province in South Africa was awarded to Silverstar Casino. The preview opening took place in December and grand opening in March will complete all dining and entertainment facilities. TCS supplied all gaming tables, including Albatros Roulette table.
Silverstar Casino, operated by Gold Reef Resorts, has a joint controlling interest in the development. Located in Krugersdorp, this 55,000 sqm premium up-market casino complex is unique in that it is the only non-themed casino in Gauteng, however visitors are provided with a wide range of entertainment in addition to gaming, plus a few touches of Las Vegas.
Construction of the casino complex has been split into two phases. The preview opening took place in December comprising of 3 gaming areas. The main casino features roulette and black jack tables, as well as almost 400 state-of-the-art slot machines. There is also a smoking casino with roulette and black jack tables, over 200 slots, and lastly a Star Prive, which offers VIP gamblers a private space to enjoy roulette, black jack, and baccarat, including state-of-the-art slots.
The grand opening in March will complete all dining and entertainment facilities. Restaurants and food kiosks will be located along a boardwalk as Silverstar is positioned on the banks of a lake. It is planned to feature a musical fountain modeled on the legendary Bellagio Las Vegas fountain feature. A hotel and spa will also offer views over the water.
John Whiskin, Managing Director of TCS John Huxley Africa, worked closely with Northpoint, the designers, and Selepo Kute, Casino Manager to create a truly unique and contemporary look and feel to the gaming floor.
The company supplied all 26 gaming tables which included the first Albatros (double sided) Roulette table to be installed on the African continent. Saturn wheels, Chipper Champ 2, e-FX multimedia displays, air rails and Matsui chips and plaques completed the package.
Selepo Kute, Casino Manager commented: „It has been a absolute pleasure dealing with a truly professional company like TCS John Huxley Africa. They provided a seamless service from date of ordering to installation when handing over our gaming floor, which is quite remarkable, considering the delays and chaotic conditions they worked under when opening a new site. I would like to take this opportunity to thank John Whiskin and all the TCS John Huxley Africa staff for a truly magnificent job done.“