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Heavy weight contenders gearing up for the Emerald Speed Fest this weekend

Emerald Resort & Casino will come alive with roaring action from 28 February to 1 March with everyone patiently waiting to find out who will take home the inaugural Master of the Mile Championship Trophy.

This race features heavy weight contenders, Franco Scribante and André Bezuidenhout, who each has won the Knysna King of the Hill on three occasions. Franco says: “We’ve been waiting for an event like this to take place in Gauteng for a long time. I’m excited about the challenge, because it’s an even playing field as none of us has raced on this high downforce circuit before”.  Scribante will take on the 1.6-kilometer custom-built track with his Nissan GTR 35. His Team Perfect Circle co-driver, André Bezuidenhout, entered his Martini Porsche RSR in the Historic racing category and said: “The organizers of this event have gone out of their way to attract a quality field and all the competitors are really looking forward to show their skills and equipment. I predict that the event will go from strength to strength.”  Other exciting contenders to keep your eye on is Reghard Roets, Wilhelm Baard and previous Mobil 1 V8 Super Car Champion, Franco Di Matteo. These are just some of the 80 plus competitors who will bring roaring power to the Vaal this weekend.

So much more than just racing!

Emerald Speed Fest promises to be a fun-filled day for the whole family, with five racing classes to thrill the motorsport fanatics: Historic cars, Road Performance and Supercars, Modified Saloon Cars, Sports Cars and the much-anticipated Master of the Mile Championship.

Visitors can also expect classic car displays, lifestyle retail exhibitors, live music and a beer garden to keep visitors entertained in between the racing action. Or relax and rest your legs whilst watching the race on big screens so you never miss a second of the action on the race track.

The Emerald Resort & Casino also has lots of activities to choose from should you wish to break away from the adrenaline rush for a little while, activities include; Putt Putt, swimming in one of the heated pools in the Aquadome, enjoying a game of Ten Pin Bowling and so much more.

Interactive Pit Area

Get up close and personal with the competitors in the pit area which is open to the public across all three days to bring cars and drivers closer to race fans. Enthusiasts will have the opportunity to observe race contenders execute aerodynamic changes, heating, changing and pressure testing of tyres, as well as suspension set-ups done on their race cars.

Classic Car Displays and Exhibits

Cars expected at the Car Clubs area at the inaugural Emerald Speed Fest will vary from very old to very exotic cars, as well as, racing cars on local tracks. A variety of car clubs will have some of their beauties on display including Vaal Old Wheels Club, Inex Legends Club and SA Car Clubs Magazine.

Vaal Old Wheels Club will showcase a theme variety of cars from each decade starting from the 1920’s up to a car in the 1970’s. Inex Legends Club will have some of their amazing looking little Legends on display, while SA Car Clubs Magazine will also have a few golden oldies such as a stunning 1991 BMW M3 on show.

Five action packed racing classes:

Historic Cars

Historic racing is one of the fastest growing and most popular forms of motorsport world-wide. The values of original classics have increased dramatically, and many competitors are building recreations of iconic race cars. Race competitors will complete in three classes of overall honours.

Road Performance and Supercars

This is the largest class at ESF. Race competitors in this class range from 4-cylinder saloon cars to V8 Supercars.

Modified Saloon Cars

The winner of the Master of the Mile (fastest recorded time) will most likely come from this category. This class allows for unlimited specials. Cars built specifically to race in this type of motorsport event.

Sports Cars

This category has 3 classes catering for purpose-built Sports Cars. This category presents some of the loudest, fastest and most spectacular cars competing.

Master of the Mile

Competitors competing in the various categories can enter for the Master of the Mile competition. The winner will be determined by the fastest times recorded and will walk away with the Master of the Mile Trophy as well as a trip for 2, to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas!

Don’t miss out on the action of three fun filled days.

Tickets range from R20 – R135 and are on sale at  https://tickets.computicket.com/event/emerald_speed_fest/7098320

Tickets are also available at the gate on the days of the event.

For more information visit our website:  www.emeraldspeedfest.com

For event and competition related queries contact – Annelie.Reynolds@za.messefrankfurt.com

For media and visitor related queries contact – Priyanka.Lutchman@za.messefrankfurt.com

For exhibitor related queries contact – Marlene.Bosch@za.messefrankfurt.com

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Emerald Speed Fest roars ahead!

2020 is the year to experience the thrill and exhilaration of the latest motorsport lifestyle event, Emerald Speed Fest, presented by Messe Frankfurt South Africa. Hear the power and feel the speed of these super race cars over three days at Emerald Resort & Casino from the 28th February to the 1st March 2020.

With up to R500 000 in prizes and R50 000 going to the Master of the Mile, the Emerald Speed Fest will provide three full days of motoring action to the biggest petrolheads, speed freaks and 120 competitors as high-performance race cars, supercars and modern road-cars compete against the clock on a 1,6km winding asphalt strip.

“Witness the battle for the Master of the Mile as 120 competitors compete in 12 action-packed classes,” says Tanuja Gangabishun, Marketing Executive at Emerald Resort & Casino. “This is the first time that we are hosting this unique motoring event at the Resort and it’s all about a weekend of fast cars, adrenaline, acceleration, the sound of tyres and the roar of exhausts.”

Event goers will be able to get up close and personal to all the action as the pit areas will be open to the public. The weekend will include public catering areas, classic car displays, motoring related exhibitors and family orientated entertainment.

The full suite of tickets, from R20.00 (general admission for kids under 12) to R250.00 for a weekend pass, are available from Computicket – https://tickets.computicket.com/event/emerald_speed_fest/7098320/7098346/13628.

“We welcome competitors and the public to Emerald Resort & Casino and look forward to an amazing weekend of racing,” concludes Tanuja.

For all up to date information on events, promotions and happenings at Emerald Resort & Casino, visitors are encouraged to stay close to their Facebook and Twitter pages, or guests can visit www.emeraldcasino.co.za for more information on any of the events mentioned here.

Emerald Resort & Casino.

Tel:                              016 982 8000

Website                       www.emeraldcasino.co.za

Facebook:                   http://www.facebook.com/Emerald.Resort.Casino

Twitter:                        https://twitter.com/emerald_resort

LinkedIn:                     https://www.linkedin.com/company/emerald-resort-&-casino/

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It’s love at first bite this Valentine’s Day

Cupid has requested delicious food and intimate settings this Valentine’s Day and Emerald Resort & Casino is delivering. Dress to impress and fall in love with each other all over again while enjoying superb three and four course menus at Breeze and High Stakes.

“We can always help create a lasting impression on the most romantic day of the year,” says Tanuja Gangabishun, Marketing Executive at Emerald Resort & Casino. “While our restaurants have created superb menus, the Resort is completely geared to ensure that couples, lovers, spouses, boyfriends and girlfriends have the most starry-eyed day on 14 February.”

High Stakes

For over 18s only, this four-course set menu includes a bottle of Robertson Sparkling Wine and live entertainment.

Time:   17:00 – 22:00

Price:   R260 per person

Breeze

A three-course sharing menu perfectly suited for couples with a welcome drink from Bon Courage Blush.

Time:   12:00 – 22:00

Price:   R230 per person

It’s not only the Resort’s restaurants that are responding to Cupid this year. Couples can bowl their way to a free dinner for two at Breeze valued at R500 along with two Ster-Kinekor movie tickets from Pins, Emerald Resort & Casino’s popular ten-pin bowling alley, while Love Martini cocktails will be available all day long for R30 on the 14th of February.

“Whether it’s an intimate and elegant four-course set menu at High Stakes or a three-course sharing menu at our family friendly restaurant Breeze, we’ve got all our guests covered,” concludes Tanuja. “And you are invited!”

For all up to date information on events, promotions and happenings at Emerald Resort & Casino, visitors are encouraged to stay close to their Facebook and Twitter pages, or guests can visit www.emeraldcasino.co.za for more information on any of the events mentioned here.

Emerald Resort & Casino is a licensed gambling venue. Winners know when to stop. Only persons over 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling Counselling Toll Free Helpline 0800 006 008.

 Emerald Resort & Casino.

Tel:                              016 982 8000

Website                       www.emeraldcasino.co.za

Facebook:                   http://www.facebook.com/Emerald.Resort.Casino

Twitter:                        https://twitter.com/emerald_resort

LinkedIn:                     https://www.linkedin.com/company/emerald-resort-&-casino/

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Goodbye 2019. Hello 2020!

This year it’s going to big, very big! Emerald Resort & Casino’s New Year’s Eve Party is set to be the ultimate experience as the clock counts down to 2020.

“We’re looking forward to saying goodbye to 2019 and celebrating 2020 with a party of epic proportions,” says Tanuja Gangabishun, Marketing Executive at Emerald Resort & Casino. “Visitors to the Resort and the Vaal will not want to miss this, it’s going to be off the hook!”

Featuring South Africa’s hottest DJs like DJ PH, MS Cosmo, DJ Euphonik and Classic Tank, these entertainers will be counting the revellers down to 2020 with an absolutely banging party at the Emerald Arena. Supporting acts include Brown Skin, Ricardo Da Costa and DJ London.

Reminisce about the year that 2019 was with a mate or two and then kick 2020 off with a bang!

Emerald Resort & Casino’s New Year’s Eve Party

Date:               31 December 2019

Time:               19:00

Venue:             Emerald Arena

Price:               R250 VIP or R150pp General admission at Computicket

“Party it up like never before because this New Year’s Eve is sorted!” concludes Tanuja.

For all up to date information on events, promotions and happenings at Emerald Resort & Casino, visitors are encouraged to stay close to their Facebook and Twitter pages, or guests can visit www.emeraldcasino.co.za for more information on any of the events mentioned here.

Emerald Resort & Casino is a licensed gambling venue. Winners know when to stop. Only persons over 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling Counselling Toll Free Helpline 0800 006 008.

 Emerald Resort & Casino.

Tel:                              016 982 8000

Website                       www.emeraldcasino.co.za

Facebook:                   http://www.facebook.com/Emerald.Resort.Casino

Twitter:                        https://twitter.com/emerald_resort

LinkedIn:                     https://www.linkedin.com/company/emerald-resort-&-casino/

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Emerald awarded handsomely

Hard work pays off for Emerald Resort & Casino! The Resort walked away with multiple awards at the recent 2019 Vaal Explorers Award ceremony.

 The annual Vaal Explorer Awards presentation is focused on stakeholders who have worked hard in making their various establishments a success, attracting visitors delivering on service excellence, and being recognised as the best in their field.

“We’re honoured to have been awarded numerous accolades across many of the categories,” says Tanuja Gangabishun, Marketing Executive at Emerald Resort & Casino. “What makes these awards even more special is that it is the local Vaal residents that vote and we are humbled by their voice of approval.”

Emerald Resort & Casino received the following awards:

1.     Leisure Activity: Gold Award – Aquadome

2.     Adventure Activity: Silver Award – Animal World

3.     Accommodation – Hotels – Gold Award

4.     Accommodation Lodges – Bronze Award – Emerald Bush Lodges

5.     Accommodation – Self-Catering – Bronze Award – River Resort Chalets

6.     Wedding Venues Capacity 250+ – Silver Award

7.     Conference & Function Venues Capacity 250+ – Silver Award

Of special mention is the Individual accolade which was awarded to Resort Director, Mark Hands. The Gold Award is presented to ‘bridge builders’ with an emphasis on connecting and supporting tourism establishments and tourism in the greater Vaal river region.

Says Hands: “I find myself humbled and proud of everyone at Emerald Resort & Casino and what they have achieved in the past twelve months.

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I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Klippies Kritzinger, CEO of the Golden Triangle Chamber of Commerce and Jaco Verwey for their respective awards on the evening too. The Resort has worked closely with them throughout the year and appreciates their ongoing support.

Each one of us at the Resort is committed to providing every visitor to our Resort and dynamic region the absolute best in service, accommodation, food and leisure activities.”

For all up to date information on events, promotions and happenings at Emerald Resort & Casino, visitors are encouraged to stay close to their Facebook and Twitter pages, or guests can visit www.emeraldcasino.co.za for more information on any of the events mentioned here.

Emerald Resort & Casino is a licensed gambling venue. Winners know when to stop. Only persons over 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling Counselling Toll Free Helpline 0800 006 008.

 Emerald Resort & Casino.

Tel:                              016 982 8000

Website                       www.emeraldcasino.co.za

Facebook:                   http://www.facebook.com/Emerald.Resort.Casino

Twitter:                        https://twitter.com/emerald_resort

LinkedIn:                     https://www.linkedin.com/company/emerald-resort-&-casino/

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Breeze launches hot new menu!

Just in time for the festive season, Breeze, the family friendly restaurant at Emerald Resort & Casino, has launched its brand new menu. Whether you’re a hardcore foodie or someone looking for a relaxed and enjoyable family meal, it’s not to be missed.

“Our new seasonal menu has been designed and constructed by Emerald’s Sous Chef, Tshidiso Tsosane,” says Tanuja Gangabishun, Marketing Executive at Emerald Resort & Casino. “The menu is largely focused and themed to traditional wood oven pizzas and seafood.”

Breeze is Emerald Resort & Casino’s family friendly restaurant and the menu reflects this with something for everyone. Besides the best pizza in town and amazing seafood dishes, the favourites like gourmet burgers, toasties and light meals, together with the kiddies menu are still available.

When asked what his personal favourites are, Chef Tshidiso said, “There are a lot of really excellent meals and dishes to choose from, but if pressed for an answer, my personal favourite is the Seafood Plank, however I’ve had really great reviews from the Mussel Chowder, so that’s one dish that is an absolute must.”

The new menu can be seen on Emerald Resort & Casino’s user-friendly website under the “Restaurants and Bars” tab.

“Set under the extended thatched deck, Breeze specialises in catering for families, large groups and special occasions, with fantastic views over the Vaal River,” concludes Tanuja. “Whether it’s a cocktail or cappuccino, snack or seafood, Breeze is the place to find a fantastic meal this festive season!”

For all up to date information on events, promotions and happenings at Emerald Resort & Casino, visitors are encouraged to stay close to their Facebook and Twitter pages, or guests can visit www.emeraldcasino.co.za for more information on any of the events mentioned here.

Emerald Resort & Casino is a licensed gambling venue. Winners know when to stop. Only persons over 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling Counselling Toll Free Helpline 0800 006 008.

 Emerald Resort & Casino.

Tel:                              016 982 8000

Website                       www.emeraldcasino.co.za

Facebook:                   http://www.facebook.com/Emerald.Resort.Casino

Twitter:                        https://twitter.com/emerald_resort

LinkedIn:                     https://www.linkedin.com/company/emerald-resort-&-casino/

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Green is the new Black at Emerald on 29 November!

It’s that time of the year again! 29 November 2019 – Black Friday where some of the best discounts of the year can be found, where people queue for hours or wait endlessly online, but not at Emerald Resort & Casino. This year the Resort is offering their guests some extraordinary savings.

Setting in motion Christmas shopping and festivities, Black Friday is originally the name given to the shopping day after the American holiday, Thanksgiving Day. However, today, internationally and in South Africa, the day has become synonymous with great consumer savings.

“It’s a day that many people look forward to the entire year, the day of extreme shopping and even more extreme savings,” says Tanuja Gangabishun, Marketing Executive at Emerald Resort & Casino. “Emerald Resort & Casino will be offering guests some of the best entertainment options to go hand in hand with this shopping day.”

Take for example the restaurant, Breeze that offers an array of delicious meals in a family-friendly environment. Any two standard Pizzas for R100.00, all day long, draughts will be R25.00 and all cocktails R25.00.

While at Animal World, Game Drives will cost just R25.00 per adult and R15.00 child *, a Putt Putt and Pins Bowling combination is available at R25.00 per person ** and I-Zone will be making all the latest games available for two hours of Game Play at R30.00, leaving parents ample time to explore the Resort.

“So, mark 29 November on your calendars,” concludes Tanuja. “Black Friday is soon upon us and we’re ready!”

For all up to date information on events, promotions and happenings at Emerald Resort & Casino, visitors are encouraged to stay close to their Facebook and Twitter pages, or guests can visit www.emeraldcasino.co.za for more information on any of the events mentioned here.

*Subject to availability and bookings essential.

**Subject to availability

Emerald Resort & Casino is a licensed gambling venue. Winners know when to stop. Only persons over 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling Counselling Toll Free Helpline 0800 006 008.

Emerald Resort & Casino.

Tel:                              016 982 8000

Website                       www.emeraldcasino.co.za

Facebook:                   http://www.facebook.com/Emerald.Resort.Casino

Twitter:                        https://twitter.com/emerald_resort

LinkedIn:                     https://www.linkedin.com/company/emerald-resort-&-casino/

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Get ready for a fun-packed Summer at Emerald!

Plan the holidays now! Emerald Resort & Casino is delighted to announce its fabulous Summer Holiday programme, with something for everyone, that will be available to the public from 14 December 2019 to 05 January 2020.

The launch of the Summer Holiday programme is not be missed! The activities kick off with a Carnival experience on 14 December in the Piazza Area with two shows at 12:00 and 16:00 Enjoy performances from a marimba band, giant puppets, festive stilt walkers, marching band, traditional dancers, carnival cultural dancers and the Father Christmas Triple Dancing Puppets.

“Due to many requests over the past few years, this year we have introduced a ‘season pass’,” says Tanuja Gangabishun, Marketing Executive at Emerald Resort & Casino. “This once off cost will allow daily access into Aquadome, Putt-Putt, Wall Climbing, three Animal World passes and three games of ten pin bowling at Pins. Guests will save nearly R500 when purchasing the season pass for R725.”

Once again, Aquadome becomes the focal entertainment point featuring ever-popular outdoor games and inflatables. This includes Minute to Win It, traditional games, Zorb Soccer and jumping castles – available for the full duration of the holiday programme from 11:00 in the morning.

The Hotel grass area will also be setup to provide endless entertainment to the entire family. From a Four Man Bungee Trampoline (T&C’s apply) to the free outdoor lawn games that include Get Knotted, Connect Up, Giant Snakes and Ladders, Giant Draughts and High Tower.

Other activities that guests can look forward to is Adventure Golf – open until 22:00 daily from 13 December and to make it even more appealing, it’s free on Mondays from 16:00 to 22:00. Visit Animal World for educational talks, interactive enclosure experiences or other leisure activities like Night Walks on 14, 20 & 27 December and Park Picnics on 30 November, 29 December and 26 January 2020 from 12:00 till 15:00. Picnic basket hampers can be bought while there is also the option to bring your own.

For something a little different, head to Pins for Friday’s Retro Nights on 13, 20, 27 December and 3 January 2020 with 50’s themed evenings, relevant era music, cocktails, hotdogs and Root Beer Floats on offer with prizes for the highest scores and best dressed.

“Summer is here and it’s nearly time for the holiday of the year!” concludes Tanuja. “Keep up to date by making use of our user-friendly website and by watching our social media platforms each day.

We look forward to spending Summer with you at Emerald Resort & Casino.”

For all up to date information on events, promotions and happenings at Emerald Resort & Casino, visitors are encouraged to stay close to their Facebook and Twitter pages, or guests can visit www.emeraldcasino.co.za for more information on any of the events mentioned here.

Emerald Resort & Casino is a licensed gambling venue. Winners know when to stop. Only persons over 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling Counselling Toll Free Helpline 0800 006 008.

Emerald Resort & Casino.

Tel:                              016 982 8000

Website                       www.emeraldcasino.co.za

Facebook:                   http://www.facebook.com/Emerald.Resort.Casino

Twitter:                        https://twitter.com/emerald_resort

LinkedIn:                     https://www.linkedin.com/company/emerald-resort-&-casino/

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Emerald continues to support SMME’s

The Vaal SMME Exhibition Conference, now in its second consecutive year, will be hosted at Emerald Resort & Casino. This year’s conference aims to assist SMME’s in procurement, sourcing and supply chain processes who are dedicated to both the public and private sectors.

The two-day conference, to be held on 14 and 15 November 2019, is expected to be attended by 150 hosted small and corporate businesses from around the Gauteng region. The event will comprise exhibitors together with formal conferences. The hosted entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded peers, develop new business partnerships and ignite their collective business power.

“The aim of this year’s conference is to educate the attendees on digitisation, what it means to their businesses and what it means to be digital entrepreneurs,” says Milelwa Mrwetyana, Financial Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino. “The conference presents an opening for small to medium businesses to understand current business trends and forces that are shaping the local SMME sector.”

Attending businesses will gain insightful understanding into subjects and concepts that include the 4th Industrial Revolution, state of the Vaal region economy (Fezile Dabi and Sedibeng Districts), collaboration and stimulation of local trade, insightful industry topics, local SMME exhibitions and offerings and of course those crucial networking opportunities.

Vaal SMME Exhibition Conference

Date:               14 – 15 November 2019

Venue:             Emerald Resort & Casino (Emerald Arena)

Time:               08:00 – 17:00

Registration:    www.vaalsmmeexhibition.co.za

Contact:           info@vaalsmmeexhibition.co.za

Facebook:       https://www.facebook.com/VaalSMMEConference/

“Local businesses provide vital support and create essential job opportunities for the local community,” concludes Mrwetyana. “Buying local boosts the economy and it has been proven that the money is twice as likely to stay in the local community and purchases are doubly more efficient in terms of keeping the local economy alive.”

Emerald Resort & Casino.

Tel:                              016 982 8000

Website                       www.emeraldcasino.co.za

Facebook:                   http://www.facebook.com/Emerald.Resort.Casino

Twitter:                        https://twitter.com/emerald_resort

LinkedIn:                     https://www.linkedin.com/company/emerald-resort-&-casino/

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Sizzling Summer at Emerald!

The year is entering its last quarter and Emerald Resort & Casino is turning up the heat with their latest mind-blowing Casino promotion – Sizzling Summer – leading up to the holiday and festive season.

Green and Gold cardholders get the opportunity to play for a brand-new Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX every week when they earn 50 points while Diamond cardholders can set their sights on a fantastic Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Turbo GLX when they earn 100 weekly points.

“Our latest Casino promotion gives players the opportunity to participate in exciting Slots and Table action, competing for prizes valued at over R1.4 million in cars, cash and Freeplay,” says Tanuja Gangabishun, Marketing Executive at Emerald Resort & Casino. “The concept is exceptionally easy; earn points when playing both Slots and Tables weekly and earn tickets for the Wednesday weekly draws.”

The final of Sizzling Summer and the draw for those two magnificent Suzuki’s happens on 4 December at 13h00 and 21h00. In this draw and across all card tiers, every 1000 points accumulated across the entire promotional period, 26 September to 4 December, gets players one ticket. Additional free/bonus tickets will be added for each week of participation.

This massive promotion follows closely on the heels of the Resort’s last promotion – Birthday Bonanza – where two lucky winners drove off with a VW Polo Trendline valued at R374000 and a VW Tiguan TSI Trendline to the value R374 000.

The promotion is open to Emerald Rewards cardholders only. Sign up to the Rewards programme is free.  For more information contact 016 982 8189/90 or visit the Emerald Resort & Casino Rewards Desk.

For all up to date information on events, promotions and happenings at Emerald Resort & Casino, visitors are encouraged to stay close to their Facebook and Twitter pages, or guests can visit www.emeraldcasino.co.za for more information on any of the events mentioned here.

Emerald Resort & Casino is a licensed gambling venue. Winners know when to stop. Only persons over 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling Counselling Toll Free Helpline 0800 006 008.

Emerald Resort & Casino.

Tel:                              016 982 8000

Website                       www.emeraldcasino.co.za

Facebook:                   http://www.facebook.com/Emerald.Resort.Casino

Twitter:                        https://twitter.com/emerald_resort

LinkedIn:                     https://www.linkedin.com/company/emerald-resort-&-casino/

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