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Rio Casino Resort

Coordinates: 26°01′26″S 28°00′46″E / 26.0239°S 28.0128°E / -26.0239; 28.0128
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Rio Casino Resort
Address Klerksdorp, South Africa[1]
Opening dateMay 2002[2]
ThemeRio de Janeiro’s Carnival[citation needed]
No. of rooms70
Total gaming space266,330 sq ft (24,743 m2)
Notable restaurantsCopacabana Restaurant, F.L.A.G. Cafe
Casino typeLand-based
OwnerPeermont Global[3]
Previous namesTusk Rio Casino Resort
Coordinates26°01′26″S 28°00′46″E / 26.0239°S 28.0128°E / -26.0239; 28.0128

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 and the world[4][5][6]


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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  1. ^ "Tusk Rio Casino Resort". Worldcasinodirectory.com. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b "The 2007 Survey of CASINO ENTERTAINMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA" (PDF). The Casino Association of South Africa. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  3. ^ "The 2008 Survey of CASINO ENTERTAINMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA" (PDF). The Casino Association of South Africa. Retrieved 8 December 2013.[1]
  4. ^ "The 20 Biggest Casinos: 5. Tusk Rio Casino Resort - BusinessWeek". Images.businessweek.com. Archived from the original on 31 August 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Najbardziej luksusowe kasyna na świecie". Life.forbes.pl. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  6. ^ Casino.com (12 August 2022). "The 10 Biggest Casinos in the World in 2022". Casino.com Blog. Retrieved 5 November 2022.
  7. ^ "News in depth - Peermont Global adds Tusk Casinos & Hotels to its group of resorts". Zoutpansberger. 25 August 2006. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  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 9 December 2013.
  9. ^ Odendaal, Natasha (27 January 2009). "Peermont steps up hotel expansion in SA". Engineeringnews.co.za. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Top 5 biggest casinos in the world". bgo. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2016.

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