Tsogo Sun’s groupwide Roulette Masters tournament was showcased to a select group of local ‘jet-setters’ – celebrities and leading media representatives – with a never-to-be-forgotten experience of a round helicopter trip, gaming and dining at the group’s three Gauteng entertainment destinations, from Gold Reef City to Silverstar Casino to Montecasino and back to Gold Reef City for a grand final, prizegiving dinner and overnight stay.
The high flyers’ adrenalin-packed Tsogo Sun adventure included participating in the Roulette Masters tournament at each destination and enjoying a taste of the newly revamped Gold Reef City. The guest list included some of SA’s hottest celebs, including Maps Maponyane, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Katlego Mohauduba and Armand du Plessis.
Roulette Masters launched on 11 January at Tsogo Sun’s 14 casinos countrywide with total prizes valued at a whopping R2.5 million and a guaranteed first prize of R1.5 million. Qualifying rounds are taking place at the respective casinos until 3 March and the unit finals will happen on 5 March, followed by the group semi-finals and grand final at Silverstar on 19 March.
“This tournament has become a hot favourite among our players over the three years that it has been running, and enabling some of our local celebrities to experience the nail-biting fun first hand at different destinations highlighted the thrills that Roulette Masters offers every player,” says Steve Hight, Tsogo Sun’s Director of Gaming. A separate mini-tournament within Roulette Masters was part of the day’s entertainment, with celebrities competing against each other at the three destinations for the kudos of the top spot – and Tsogo Sun experiences – at the end of the three rounds.
The celebrities met at Gold Reef City before being whisked off to Silverstar in helicopters where they played in the tournament before jetting off to Montecasino for another round of roulette and then back to Gold Reef City for some fun in the Theme Park. The evening culminated in the finale between four qualifying Roulette Masters finalists plus two additional entrants selected by means of a surprise lucky draw, followed by a prizegiving dinner at Back O’ The Moon restaurant.
“It was a breath-taking day of fun and excitement at every turn – for every person who took part in the experience,” says Hight. “It was a pleasure to show off the wonderful offerings at our three properties, particularly the new developments at Gold Reef City, while also giving our guests the chance to spin the wheel in our winning Roulette Masters tournament. We believe that once people experience the delights at our entertainment destinations, they’ll come back again and again for more. It’s our philosophy to make sure every experience is a memorable one at all Tsogo Sun’s properties.”
Tsogo Sun’s portfolio includes over 90 hotels and 14 casino and entertainment destinations throughout South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi. For further information, visit tsogosun.com, follow on Twitter and Instagram @TsogoSun or like on Facebook /TsogoSun.
About Tsogo Sun
Tsogo Sun is the leading hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa, providing a variety of hospitality and exciting entertainment and leisure experiences. Combining an established heritage with a professional and energised approach, the group proudly encompasses 14 casinos and over 90 hotels in South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi.
The company’s hospitality interests offer a wide distribution of hotels in Africa, providing world-class accommodation across all markets, including elegant, individually branded luxury hotels and well-known trusted market leaders in the premier through budget segments, including Southern Sun Hotels, Garden Court, SunSquare, StayEasy and SUN1 hotels.
The exciting urban and resort casino portfolio includes the most popular entertainment destinations, strategically located throughout South Africa. In the Gauteng province, Tsogo Sun owns the group’s flagship property, Montecasino in Fourways, which features, amongst other attractions, the award-winning Teatro; Gold Reef City Casino and Theme Park in Southern Johannesburg; and Silverstar Casino to the West in Krugersdorp. Additional properties are owned and operated in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, including the jewel on Durban’s Golden Mile, Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment.
Tsogo Sun Citizenship is the group’s corporate citizenship strategy which encompasses three areas of focus. This includes Corporate Social Investment, whereby the group promotes the development of learners through three academies which offer holistic, full-year programmes centred around sport, art and education; Entrepreneur Development which focuses on skills-based entrepreneurial development through its Tsogo Sun Book a Guesthouse and Supplier Development programmes; and Environmental Education, committed to initiatives that reduce the impact the business has on the environment.
Tsogo Sun (“TSH”) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The key shareholders of Tsogo Sun are Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited (“HCI”), a JSE listed investment holding company.
Tsogo Sun Gaming supports the National Responsible Gambling Programme. Winners know when to stop. Only persons over the age of 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling counselling toll-free helpline: 0800 006 008.