Rio Casino Resort
|Rio Casino Resort|
|Address||Corner of Tusk Boulevard & The N12 Meirings Park, Klerksdorp, South Africa|
|Opening date||May 2002|
|Theme||Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival|
|No. of rooms||70|
|Total gaming space||266,330 sq ft (24,743 m2)|
|Notable restaurants||Copacabana Restaurant, F.L.A.G. Cafe|
|Previous names||Tusk Rio Casino Resort|
Rio Casino Resort (formerly known as Tusk Rio Casino Resort) is a casino and resort in Klerksdorp, Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality in North West (South African province). At 266,330 square feet (24,743 m2), it is one of the largest casinos in the Southern Hemisphere.
Rio Casino Resort was opened in May 2002 as "Tusk Rio Casino Resort". In August 2006, Peermont Global acquired Tusk Resorts, renaming the property as "Rio Casino Resort". The acquisition of the property was made to realize a substantial increase in casino gaming and improve lodging on land where the company held gaming licenses. Shortly thereafter, a new Peermont Metcourt Rio Hotel was built adjacent to the resort along with a new convention center, Peermont's first in the area, with only one other lodging facility offering such conference facilities. It is the largest casino on the African continent at just over 266,000 sq. feet.
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