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Enjoy Summer Fun at Emerald!

School’s out, well, very nearly! The heat is on but that means a month of summer fun can be had at Emerald Resort & Casino with activities, events and entertainment galore for absolutely everyone in the family.“We have more than a month of summer fun planned at the Resort,” says Emerald Resort & Casino’s Marketing Executive Tanuja Gangabishun. “From an outdoor movie night to beach sports at Aquadome, it’s all happening over this festive season.”

On 8 December, the Resort will be hosting their well-known outdoor movie night, especially for the kids this time, with the well-loved animated movie, Zootopia. Bring an outdoor chair or a picnic blanket, order a family sized picnic hamper, sit back and relax under a perfect, starry Vaal evening.

Aquadome is where everyone will want to be throughout December for great holiday sports action. Expect beach sport activities such as volleyball, touch rugby and beach soccer. There are great prizes up for grabs for the winners. Other games include hit the tin, hangman, tug of war, sack race and three legged race. It’s all happening from 16 December 2018 to 05 January 2019, 11h00 to 18h00 daily.

Kids need to be on the lookout for Father Christmas from 20 to 25 December. He’ll be at the Resort to take photos with kids and their families. For PlayStation enthusiasts, a mobile gaming unit will be available for free, packed full of PS4’s and the latest games, from 21 December 2018 to 5 January 2019, 10h00 to 18h00.

Since it is summer and it’s all about having a good time, Aquadome will be playing host to some amazing DJ’s these holidays. In the mood to dance? Get those dancing shoes on as DJ Rayz and DJ Pepe spin the decks!

“The December holidays are all about the kids, but we haven’t forgotten about the adults,” concludes Tanuja. “There will be numerous promotions on the casino floor, whether it’s high stakes tables to progressive jackpots, our lively and extensive casino offers 22 prestigious Roulette, Blackjack, Poker, and Baccarat tables alongside more than 430 Slots.

Don’t forget to book for Christmas lunch at High Stakes, Breeze or at the Emerald Hotel as they have geared themselves up to deliver exceptional flavour in extraordinary dishes.”

For up to date information 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

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Emerald scoops 13 awards!

At the inaugural 2018 Vaal Explorer Awards which celebrate excellence in local Vaal tourism and leisure, Emerald Resort & Casino triumphed by walking off with 13 of the awards over the course of the evening!

“Hard work certainly pays off and we’re extremely proud of this achievement, in particular the Gold Award  received for the Leisure category and Silvers in the conferencing and adventure categories,” says Emerald’s Marketing Executive Tanuja Gangabishun.The Vaal Explorer Awards recognises stakeholders who have worked hard in making their respective establishments a success, by attracting visitors and delivering service excellence while ensuring a memorable experience for patrons.

Some of the awards received by Emerald Resort & Casino included Bronze for the Accommodation Category, Gold in Leisure and Silver awards for Conferencing and Adventure. According to Mark Hands, Emerald Resort & Casino’s Resort Director, there were some stiff categories with many tough competitors.

Hands is recognised internationally and within the industry as being passionate about customer service and this ethos has certainly rubbed off across all levels of team members at the Resort.

“This  achievement is only due to the exceptional hard work that every single team member puts in day in and day out, recognising that each and every customer is a VIP and knowing that it’s the small things that add up to create the overall experience,” concludes Hands. “I’d like to thank each and every person that puts so much into this Resort, without them none of this is possible!”

For up to date information 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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Emerald commits to support SMME’s

At the recent 2018 Vaal SMME Conference and Exhibition, hosted by Emerald Resort & Casino and partners, exhibitors, entrepreneurs and visitors from the Sedibeng District were given the opportunity to network, collaborate and stimulate trade amongst themselves and larger corporates. “This is the first SMME exhibition that we have hosted, providing a platform for entrepreneurs to interact with industry experts, buyers and executives in order to build stronger and more profitable business networks,” says Mark Hands, Emerald Resort & Casino’s Resort Director.The event provides delegates and local SMME’s that are operating businesses in and around the area with a local, innovative networking platform where they have a chance, especially one that offers the advantage, at presenting their business to bigger corporates, while establishing additional business trade amongst each other. It also presents an opening for them to understand current business trends and forces the shaping of the local SMME sector.

Hands’ opening remarks showed his commitment to support  local business and mentioned that local businesses provide support and create job opportunities for the local community. 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 local economy alive. Entrepreneurs need to invest their time in what he calls ‘the study of gap’ – or rather, the ability to see opportunities where they don’t exist.Some of the exhibitors included NDS Chef’s Academy, Bolle Technology, Tintswalo & Engineering, The Innovation Hub, ER Signs and Safety and Thenga Online Radio with important topics covered by Phorohlo Nkadimeng (SARS Compliance), Yandisa Hene from Innovation Marketing Consultant who spoke about ‘Smart marketing ideas for SME’s on a budget’, Dr Joe (Director VUT Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park).“We would like to thank the sponsors Eskom, Arcelor Mittal, Seriti Coal, SEDA Small Enterprise Development Agency. Emfuleni Local Municipality, SA, Gauteng Treasury, Metsimaholo Municipality, Ceramic Industries, VUT Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park and Gauteng Enterprise Propeller GEP for getting behind this initiative,” says Walter Bause, Emerald Resort & Casino’s Finance Executive, “The event was a huge success which, for the first time, brought regional SMME’s  together in such an effort.

We look forward to seeing this important occasion and opportunity for local business growing into an even bigger event next year.”“The conversation that we must have on both sides, namely with bigger corporates and SMME’s, is how we build real entrepreneurship and sustainable business in order to stimulate the economy around the Vaal Triangle area.

This will become an annual event and while we had a great turnout, we encourage even more entrepreneurs and local business within the Sedibeng District, Metsimaholo Municipality and Emfuleni District to participate at next year’s event,” concludes Hands.

For up to date information 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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South African stars rock Emerald!

What a mind blowing weekend of entertainment this was at Emerald Resort & Casino this past weekend as two highly talented performers, Zonke and Vusi Nova packed fans into the Emerald Arena on Saturday and Sunday respectively.“Fans were spoilt for choice this weekend at Emerald Resort & Casino with two national stars in the form of Zonke and Vusi Nova both providing exceptional performances,” says Leolize Naidoo, Emerald Resort & Casino’s Events & Entertainment Manager.

Fans waited with great anticipation and when Zonke Dikana, came on stage and “wowed” them, they went wild with delight. With grace and poise, this R&B and Afro-soul singer wove a spell-binding evening of entertainment that not many people will forget. She was joined on stage by local Sedibeng favourite, Lucia Nombulelo Jakeni, Idols Session 12 runner up, who has been successfully making her voice heard throughout South Africa.Vusi Nova was ably supported by Bongani Radebe, the young, exceptionally talented and self-taught saxophonist. Ladies went weak at the knees when he started singing ‘Ndikuthandile’ while the gentlemen looked on in appreciation. In addition to this the fans were pleasantly surprised and delighted when 047_ZA and Bekezela joined Vusi Nova on stage.

In a ‘not-to-be-missed experience, queues waited on the casino floor where Vusi met with his adoring fans after the show signing autographs and interacting with his appreciative followers.

“They will be back! Due to unmistakable popular demand we will be bringing these entertainers back in the near future,” concludes Leolize. “Who will be the first artist to perform here for a record breaking third time?

Keep your eyes on our website and social media pages for all of our upcoming “One Night With”, events, information and happenings at the Resort!”

For up to date information 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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Vusi Nova back at Emerald!

Multiple award winning artist Vusi Nova is back at Emerald Resort & Casino on Sunday 11 November 2018. He’s set to electrify audiences with his Afro-Soul music, showcasing his latest albums as well as some hits from previous releases. Joining him on stage is saxophone extraordinaire, Bongani Radebe.“It’s been nearly two years since Vusi Nova enthralled fans at Emerald Resort & Casino,” says Emerald Resort & Casino’s Marketing Executive Tanuja Gangabishun. “Due to popular demand, he’s back, and just like last time he’s going to leave our audience wanting more!”

Vusi rose to prominence with his debut album Walk Into The Light in 2013 and has produced the chart-topping single I’d Rather Go Blind. His second album Did It For Love was released in 2014 and included many successful singles to mark a career filled with enormous success. He has done numerous collaborations with a number of musicians and opened for a number of international artists that have both shaped and inspired him throughout his career.

Young, talented and self-taught saxophonist – that’s making serious waves in the South African music industry – Bongani Radebe, will be opening the stage for Vusi. Bongani’s first album received recognition when he was nominated for the Best Classical/Instrumental album for the 23rd SAMA awards.

One Night With is Emerald Resort & Casino’s brand that brings the best of South African music to the Vaal,” says Leolize Naidoo, Emerald Resort & Casino’s Events & Entertainment Manager. “Emerald Resort & Casino is all about being adventurous, doing things a bit differently and adding excitement into the lives of their guests and visitors. We know that Vusi will bring this and more to the stage.”

One Night with Vusi Nova:

Venue:             Emerald Resort & Casino’s Emerald Arena
Date:               Sunday, 11 November 2018, 16h00
Tickets:           R250/R500 only through Computicket

For up to date information 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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Mandela Centenary continues at Emerald

This year, in celebration of the Mandela Centenary, Emerald Resort & Casino has created a series of CSI activities. During the latest, pensioners were invited to the Resort for a day out while team members listened to the wisdom that only age can bring.“To kick off our CSI initiatives for 2018, our Emerald team members started out knitting scarves for the underprivileged in our winter project and on Mandela Day, we hosted orphans for a day out at Animal World. This initiative has continued into the Spring months with the team hosting pensioners to experience the Resort,” says Emerald Resort & Casino’s Marketing Executive Tanuja Gangabishun.

As part of the celebrations, residents from Ikageng Old Age Relief Centre, Tshepiso Old Age Home, Evaton Old Age Disability Child And Family Welfare Society and Sebokeng Old Age Home were invited to Emerald Resort & Casino for breakfast and lunch while enjoying aerobics, rugby throw and music. “Team members were invited to come and join in the fun while we got learn a thing or two from our elders about life in general,” says Tanuja.Some spoke about the good old days, others enjoyed the outdoors by demonstrating how fit they still are with a bit of aerobics while others delighted in the climate controlled and warm waters of Aquadome.

Maybe Miriam Makeba said it best, “Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least get out of the way so you won’t get run over.” Well, these pensioners certainly knew how to move as they celebrated with song and dance.

Emerald Resort & Casino’s Resort Director Mark Hands adds: “We loved hosting the older folk here at Emerald Resort & Casino, listening to their stories and the pearls of wisdom that they imparted. We have all chosen to make a difference in this world and in particular this wonderful Vaal community. This initiative has really been embraced by everyone at the Resort and we all look forward to the next one.”

For up to date information 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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Emerald Resort invests into community and local businesses

Emerald Resort & Casino has just celebrated its 20th year in business, a year that could best be themed as “investment”! This includes investment into the local Vaal community through several CSI initiatives and reinvestment back into the Resort itself.

 “The past 12 months have been incredible for many reasons,” says Resort Director, Mark Hands. “Apart from significant investment being put back into our property in the form of physical upgrades, team training, team recruitment and an increased focus on customer satisfaction, we’re especially proud of our involvement in education and upliftment within our community.”One such initiative is Emerald Resort & Casino’s annual Readathon Challenge which focuses on the importance of reading and education throughout Africa. The challenge was aimed at local schools in the Sedibeng area. Ten schools put their three best readers forward to compete in three categories, namely, Junior Primary, Senior Primary and Secondary with the top three winners of each category winning educational prizes.

 “The Emerald CSI committee visited the winning schools where discussions were held with the principals to determine their most pressing needs which we met,” Mark says.

The Resort also works hand in hand with NAFCOC (National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and GTCOC (Golden Triangle Chamber of Commerce) to ascertain local businesses needs and to see where the Resort can assist. “Despite the current technical recession it’s been heartening to see local companies coming together for the betterment of the Vaal area, and we’re only getting stronger,” he says.

Although there is still much to be done and plans are in motion for further refurbishment, the Resort itself has never looked better. Free fast Wi-Fi is available to guests within the hotel, Bush Lodges, casino, Emerald Arena, the River Resort reception area, Aquadome, Pins and all restaurants (High Stakes, Breeze and Sports Bar).The road leading to the property has also been re-surfaced, River Resort chalets are being upgraded and the main complex has undergone extensive renovation.

Mark adds: “We understand that we are a lifestyle destination to families locally as well as from further afield. Being less than an hour away from Johannesburg attracts many day and weekend visitors to the many amenities and experiences on offer not to mention the exceptional events and top notch entertainers coming to the Vaal which our guests enjoy on a regular basis.”

“Visitors to the Resort have noticed our vast improvements and as such we’ve achieved one of the best years ever! As we grow so does our investment within the local community,” he says. “We look forward to building on these numerous initiatives both within and outside of our property.”

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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Walk amongst dinosaurs at Emerald!

Experience Jurassic Park at Emerald Resort & Casino! The Dino Expo, featuring life-sized moving dinosaurs will be on display at the Resort on Saturday, 20 October and Sunday, 21 October 2018.

 The Dino Expo has travelled across South Africa, exhibiting in more than 20 cities and towns and has been experienced by over 6 million people so far. The exhibition has received new dinosaur models like Triceratops and Stegosaurus amongst others to add to its current showcase. The new models will be unveiled at Emerald Resort & Casino for the first time.

“This is our inaugural hosting of the Dino Expo and it is definitely the ideal adventure for family outings, school groups, kids parties and just about anyone that is interested in learning more about dinosaurs,” says Tanuja Gangabishun, Marketing Executive for Emerald Resort & Casino.

Activities for the standard entrance ticket price include the Jurassic Tour 15 minute walk, dino fossil digging, a jumping castle, dino colouring in, and the Wits University Fossil Display. As part of the experience, The Dino Expo has an activation area for children with a wide variety of dinosaur themed children`s edutainment activities that will engage the young ones at mental, emotional and physical levels.“It’s a  mesmerising not-to-be-missed exhibition of realistic,  life-sized, accurate to science animatronics dinosaurs that capture the imagination with their life-like demeanour and movement,” concludes Tanuja.

Venue:             Emerald Arena

For more information visit www.thedinoexpo.com or call 078 624 1513 or 076 327 0392 email info@thedinoexpo.com.

For up to date information 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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Come join the Joyride at Emerald!

Emerald Resort & Casino’s latest casino promotion has just landed and it’s hot! With over R1 million in cash, Free Play and prizes to be won including a brand new Ford Ranger 2.2tdci XLT Double Cab, Joyride is promising to be a great end to an eventful year. Launching in September and culminating with the final draw on the 5th December, Joyride is super easy to enter. “The mechanics are really simple. For every 50 points earned on slots or tables, customers receive one draw ticket,” explains Tanuja Gangabishun, Marketing Executive at Emerald Resort & Casino.

Draws will take place every Wednesday at 13h00 and 21h00 from the 19th September on the casino floor, with a total of eight finalist spots being handed out to guests who will have a chance to drive away in the dream Ford Ranger on the 5th December.“As our final casino promotion for 2018 we’re looking forward to handing out as many prizes as possible! We know that this one is going to be extremely popular amongst our guests and we can’t wait to get started,” she says.

Guests can enter the draws as many times as they like but may only qualify for the final draw once.

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’s High Stakes launches new menu!

Emerald Resort & Casino’s High Stakes restaurant, conveniently situated on the casino floor exclusively for over 18’s, has unveiled a delectable new menu for diners to enjoy, catering to all palettes.

 Springbok Carpaccio and Tiger Prawns join the starter menu while Coconut Chicken and Prawn Curry; Oxtail; Gnocchi Pomodoro and Seafood Bouillabaisse are on offer for mains. Seafood lovers can also enjoy the finest Norwegian Salmon, King Prawns or pan fried Kingklip. For those with a fonder taste for the grill, Beef Fillet, Lamb Chops, Rump Steak, T-Bones or Rib Eye Steaks are also available.“Every now and then we re-look our menu to ensure that all our items remain appealing to our guests and are in line with local and international food trends,” says Tanuja Gangabishun, Marketing Executive for Emerald Resort & Casino.

“Chef Hendry and his team have outdone themselves – the feedback so far has been incredibly positive.”Emerald Resort & Casino’s Chef Hendry elaborates, “The idea behind launching a new menu was a desire for us to differentiate our restaurant offering, in particular High Stakes from the local options in the Vaal market while also appealing to a more international market. I’ve presented the food a little differently on the plate, incorporating a bit of a twist on traditional plating.”

Signature dishes making an appearance include a Mixed Grill offering; Rump Steak and Prawns and a delicious Fillet Steak Tower. For carb lovers, High Stakes’ new menu has a range of pastas to indulge in including a Leek and Mushroom Stroganoff, traditional Spaghetti Bolognaise and a Chicken and Mushroom pasta.

“A sweet note is always a perfect end to any great meal and I can highly recommend any of the desserts on offer, in particular, my personal favourite the Malva Pudding,” says Tanuja. “We look forward to welcoming visitors to experience our latest taste sensation.”

 For up to date information 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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