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Gauteng Online School Applications 2019

The Department of Education in Gauteng has officially opened an online application system for grade 1 and grade 8 admissions for 2019. The portal went live at 8:00 am today as promised. Applications will close at midnight on 28 May 2018. Read more here

Commonwealth Games Winners South Africa 2018

It’s with pleasure to announce that South Africa is doing incredibly great at the 2018 Australian Commonwealth Games. Just yesterday (10 April), one of SA’s athletic greats, Caster Semenya raced and smashed her first major 1500m title. So far, we have a total of 21 medals. Read more here

American Man Scoops Over 2M on First Slot Spin

A man from New Jersey in the United States has won a massive $194,000 on his first spin on a slots game earlier this week. The man, who goes by the name Anibal Lopes, was taking his first short at online gambling. Read more here

Facebook loses billions over data breach scandal

It’s been an awful week for Facebook, to say the least. The social media network owned by Mark Zuckerberg lost a whopping R548 billion – this week alone-  after investors lost trust in the company due to a Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Read more here

Black Panther Dominates Globally

With just four weeks in, Black Panther rules the global box office. This despite a new Walt Disney Studios movie release titled “A Wrinkle in Time”. Last Sunday, Black Panther hit the number one spot with $41.1 million, at the North American box office. Meanwhile, at the same time, it crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide. A sequel for the Marvel and Disney product might be coming your way! Read more here

It’s Possible: Xbox, PS4 Cross-Play

A cross-play between Microsoft’s Xbox One and PS4 is possible – but that’s only if Sony allows it! The news come after it was announced last week, that Xbox Fortnite players would, on an upcoming mobile version of Epic Gaming’s Battle Royale shooter, be able to battle other players. Meanwhile, PlayStation 4 players would battle their friends on PC. Read more here

Apple Expands to Health Care

Apple Inc. is preparing to open a group of medical clinics – well, for its employees. The AC Wellness Network will offer primary healthcare to not only Apple staff but also their dependants. The news surfaced earlier this week. Read more here

Usain Bolt won’t be joining Mamelodi Sundowns

Former Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt will not be joining Mamelodi Sundowns aka Masandawana. Bolt finally made his highly anticipated announcement today after hinting that he had joined a soccer team. Sundowns was touted as a possible soccer team after Bolt was pictured training at the club’s field in January. Read more here

Trump Blames Video Games for US Gun Violence

In the wake of a horrifying school mass shooting in Florida last week, US President Donald Trump said violent video games and movies were affecting the youth. Trump was speaking at a gun safety meeting on Thursday at the White House. Read more here

Phumelela Gaming and Kiron Interactive launch racing channel

Earlier this month, Phumelela Gaming and Leisure inked a deal with Johannesburg-based virtual sports innovator Kiron Interactive. The agreement will see the pair launch a new fixed-odds betting channel which will offer a wide range of live horseracing action. Read more here

WeChat to Curb Illegal Gambling on Network

WeChat, a Chinese multi-purpose social media application software, has launched a warning over illegal gambling on its network. On the statement, published Thursday, the company said it had plans to strictly implement its “zero-tolerance” policy with regards to betting activities. Read more here

Tsogo Sun Builds Own Water Supply in Cape Town

Tsogo Sun Holdings, one of South Africa’s biggest entertainment and leisure groups, has revealed that it is urgently building its own water supply for its Cape Town hotels. The city’s major water crisis influences the move. The private desalination plant is expected to operate early next month at the latest. Read more here

ICE Totally Gaming 2018 Receives Sexism Backlash

The long-awaited 2018 ICE Totally Gaming event has received great criticism over “swimsuit sexism” from the gambling regulator in the United Kingdom. Gambling companies that were exhibiting their products at the event used ‘scantily clad hostesses’ to entertain delegates despite the regulator’s plea. Read more here

Sibaya Casino Clerk Stars in SA Movie

A maintenance administrator at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment, Chrisintha Moodley, is set to star in the sequel of the legendary South African Indian movie, Broken Promises 4. The comedy series shot in Phoenix, Tongaat and Durban CBD took auditions in April 2017 and is set to debut in February this year. Read more here

Golden Ticket Promo turns six players into millionaires

Six millionaires and seven half-millionaires were created this year at Sibaya Casino, all thanks to the Golden Ticket promotion. Basirath Rajaram from Phoenix in KwaZulu-Natal is the latest instant winner of one million rand. Read more here

SA Hip Hop Awards 2017

The long-awaited SA hip hop event of the year is finally here. On Wednesday, 13 December 2017, Gold Reef City will be hosting the 6th Annual South African Hip Hop Awards (SAHHA). The trendy, cultural occasion will take place at the casino’s The Lyric Theatre. Tickets sell for R200 – R385 per head on Computicket. Read more here

Suncoast Casino gets revamp worth R1.6 billion

South African gaming and leisure group, Tsogo Sun, has forked out a substantial R1.6 billion to upgrade one of its properties sitting in Durban, Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World. The expansion and renovations for the casino took six months to September 2017. Read more here

Gary Player charity golf tournament starts at Sun City

This Friday marks the start of the 2017 Gary Player Invitational South Africa. The renowned global charity golf event will take place at Sun City resort and casino, which is the home of the Gary Player and Lost City golf courts. The tournament is presented by Coca-Cola and is set for 24-26 November 2017. Read more here

A plot to kill at Las Vegas casino

United States – A man from Ohio has been arrested by federal authorities in the U.S after threatening to kill his wife and stage a ‘historic’ mass shooting at a Las Vegas casino, and church along the strip. The Cuyahoga Falls man, Wei Li, sent a series of text messages threatening his estranged wife based in Las Vegas. Li is facing charges of interstate threatening communications and destruction of evidence. Read more here

Caesars Entertainment to expand in Indiana post-bankruptcy

It has been a month since casino giant, Caesars Entertainment, exited nearly three-years of chapter 11 bankruptcy. Now the gaming corporation is aiming for big heights. The group says they are buying a new property in Indiana, and that is casino and gaming operator; Centaur Holdings. Read more here

SA gambling revenue projected to reach R35bn in 2021

On Wednesday, the global auditing firm, PwC released its sixth edition of the gambling outlook for South Africa: 2017-2021. According to the report, South Africa’s gross gambling revenues (GGR) might grow from last year’s R27 billion to R35bn in 2021. A 5.4% compound annual increase is projected in gambling taxes and levies. Read more here

MICROGAMING RELEASES SAFARI SLOT

A global leader in online gaming software, Microgaming, just announced the release of two more games this November. The supplier is adding to its recently released online slot; Phantom of the Opera™. But, that is not all. The great news is that one of the two games – set to premiere later this month – is inspired by the African meadowlands. Read more here

LOCALS BAG 150K ON MONTECASINO’S MONEY TALKS PROMOTION

Montecasino’s Money Talks promotion has seen yet another batch of winners this month. The Tsogo Sun-owned casino is turning its cardholders into weekly winners with the promotion. Just recently, three Gauteng winners took home a substantial R150 000. The promotion has a whopping R2.2 million up for grabs over ten weeks. Read more here

Las Vegas Hotel-Casino bans O.J. Simpson from premises

Former football star, actor and recent parolee O.J. Simpson has been banned from entering Cosmopolitan Hotel-Casino premises in Las Vegas over alleged “drunkenness and disruptive behaviour” at the hotel’s bar this week. Simpson’s attorney Malcolm LaVergne says the claims made against his client are untrue. Read more here

MMABATHO PALMS RECEIVES R8M FACELIFT

North West-based hotel, casino and convention resort, Mmabatho Palms last week received a facelift worth a whopping R8 million. The upgrade includes the opening of the resort’s “all things cow” themed Moo Bar, renovations to the Leopard Conference Room and the Casino’ smoking area. Read more here

Bangladesh Cricket Board clarifies cricketers’ casino visit

Nasir Hossain, Taskin Ahmed and Shafiul Islam did not gamble at the East London casino which they were spotted at. In fact, the three cricketers only had ‘some food’ at the place. Those were the words of Bangladesh Cricket Board president, Nazmul Hasan. The BCB head clarified to the media on Tuesday while submitting his nomination papers for the upcoming board elections. Read more here

CROWN CASINO ACCUSED OF TAMPERING WITH SLOT MACHINES

Crown Melbourne’s Crown Casino is in boiling water over allegations of deliberately tampering with slot machines to decrease the chances of players winning.

Three anonymous whistle-blowers – who claim to be Crown Casino’s ex-employees – made these serious allegations on a video interview tabled by Tasmanian politician and independent MP Andrew Wilkie. The 30-minute heavily-filtered footage was recorded at the Australian federal parliament on Wednesday.  The former employees also revealed allegations of drug use and domestic violence on Crown’s premises. Read more here

SUN INTERNATIONAL GROWS ITS ASSET BASE IN PERU

One of Africa’s largest tourism, leisure and gaming group, Sun International Limited has recently concluded a R352.82 million deal with Thunderbird Resorts Inc. The deal is for Sun International to acquire 100% of Thunderbird’s numerous Peruvian-based companies running four gambling operations in Peru. Inclusive in the deal is immovable property of which the Fiesta Casino sits in Lima worth $10m. Read more here

Cell C partners with ClickaBet to launch SA’s first-ever USSD sports betting

Mobile company Cell C has announced its recent partnership with ClickaBet – an online sports betting service owned by former Altech CEO Craig Venter.  The partnership between Cell C and the new kid on the block is in a bid to offer the mobile operator’s SA subscribers a convenient sports betting service on mobile. Read more here

SPRINGBOK CASINO TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN MONTH WITH EXCLUSIVE BUBBLE BUBBLE 2 LAUNCH

We all know that South Africa is doing its best catching on to this Halloween craze – a celebration which the country and other parts of the world adopted from American culture. Well, adding to that movement is one of SA’s top online casinos, Springbok Casino.

Springbok Casino has a special Halloween offering – in the form of an online slot – coming your way. Read more here

R82 358 WIN FOR SOUTH AFRICAN ONLINE CASINO PLAYER

Steph Z. won just over R82 000 on 22 February 2017 at Thunderbolt Casino. This 61-year-old South African struck it lucky with this win when he was playing the Triple Twister slot game that afternoon. Read more here

SOUTH AFRICAN GAMBLING STATISTICS

While gamblers enjoy the entertaining pastime, the country is also benefitting. Gambling forms a big part of the country’s economy. The South African gambling market consists largely of casinos, but sports betting is growing steadily. Read more here

Springbok casino is paying tribute to dolphins during dolphin awareness month

With 2017 already rolling out the third month, there are many special days, weeks and months. March marks international Dolphin Awareness month and Springbok Casino is fully supporting this wonderful cause. Read more here