Rio Casino Resort

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Rio Casino Resort
Address Corner of Tusk Boulevard & The N12 Meirings Park, Klerksdorp, South Africa[1]
Opening date May 2002[2]
Theme Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival[3]
No. of rooms 70
Total gaming space 266,330 sq ft (24,743 m2)
Notable restaurants Copacabana Restaurant, F.L.A.G. Cafe
Casino type Land-based
Owner Peermont Global[4]
Previous names Tusk Rio Casino Resort
Website http://www.riocasino.co.za

Rio Casino Resort (formerly known as Tusk Rio Casino Resort) is a casino and resort in Klerksdorp, South Africa. At 266,330 square feet (24,743 m2), it is one of the largest casinos in the Southern Hemisphere.[5][6]

History[edit]

Rio Casino Resort was opened in May 2002[2] as "Tusk Rio Casino Resort". In August 2006, Peermont Global acquired Tusk Resorts,[7] 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.[8] 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.[9] It is the largest casino on the African continent at just over 266,000 sq. feet. [10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tusk Rio Casino Resort". Worldcasinodirectory.com. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  2. ^ a b "The 2007 Survey of CASINO ENTERTAINMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA" (PDF). The Casino Association of South Africa. Retrieved 2013-12-08. ]
  3. ^ "20 Casinos Where Losing Won't Make You Sad! - Page 8". Siliconindia.com. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  4. ^ "The 2008 Survey of CASINO ENTERTAINMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA" (PDF). The Casino Association of South Africa. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  5. ^ "The 20 Biggest Casinos: 5. Tusk Rio Casino Resort - BusinessWeek". Images.businessweek.com. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  6. ^ "Najbardziej luksusowe kasyna na świecie". Life.forbes.pl. 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  7. ^ "News in depth - Peermont Global adds Tusk Casinos & Hotels to its group of resorts". Zoutpansberger. 2006-08-25. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  8. ^ "Rio | Peermont bets on new name in lights for Rio Casino Resort! - Press Room | Press Releases for the Rio Hotel, Casino & Convention Resort in Klerksdorp, North West Province". Riocasino.co.za. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  9. ^ Odendaal, Natasha (2009-01-27). "Peermont steps up hotel expansion in SA". Engineeringnews.co.za. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  10. ^ "Top 5 biggest casinos in the world". bgo. 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2016-08-30. 

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Coordinates: 26°01′26″S 28°00′46″E / 26.0239°S 28.0128°E / -26.0239; 28.0128