Sun International sells Carousel Casino license

Sun International's Carousel Casino .
Sun International's Carousel Casino .

Sun International has announced that the company has sold its Carousel Casino license subject to receiving regulatory approval.

A regulatory application has been submitted to the North West Gambling Board which will follow due process. In the interim, Sun International has appointed a management company to run the casino.

Earlier this year we announced that 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 many previous staff who can now be re-employed” commented Sun International CEO Anthony Leeming.

We remain the legal owner of the gambling license until such time as we receive Gambling Board approval for the sale, but the casino will no longer form part of the Sun International Group, and it will not receive benefits from our Most Valued Guest (MVG) loyalty programme”.

In addition to the casino, which opened in 1991, the property consists of a 57-room hotel, 369 apartments that formed part of the staff village, 55 000m2 of space for retail development, and 582 hectares of undeveloped land.

The casino, as well as the hotel bars and restaurants are set to reopen on the 15th of December 2020.