Carousel Casino acquired by new company and is set to reopen in December
South African Sun International reported on Monday that the Carousel Casino licence has been sold after receiving regulatory approval.
Carousel Casino serves as one of the oldest casinos and entertainment centers in all of Africa. In the meantime, the company has hired a management company, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, to run the casino.
The company said:
A regulatory application has been submitted to the North West Gambling Board and this will follow due process.”
CEO of Sun International, Anthony Leeming had already discussed that the casino would remain shut even after the lockdown restrictions were loosened, he said:
Earlier this year, we announced we would not reopen the Carousel Casino after lockdown restrictions were lifted, and that remains the case. However, by allowing the casino to be run by a management company, we will be protecting the livelihoods of previous staff who can now be re-employed.
The casino was launched in 1991 and is now set to be re-opened December 15th 2020. It is made up of a 57-room hotel, 369 apartments that surrounds the accommodation of the staff, hotel bars and restaurants, 55,000 square meters solely for the purpose of retail development and 582 hectares of undeveloped land.