When it comes to winning big at the casino, although it may not be as well known in gambling circles as Las Vegas or Monaco, South Africa is a great place to be. Over the years, many players have hit the jackpot and walked away with millions of rands in their pockets. From playing the slots to hitting the blackjack tables, South African casinos have seen their fair share of incredible wins. In this post, we’ll take a look at 7 of the biggest casino wins in South Africa to get you motivated for your next game!
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For now, let’s take a walk down memory lane and get you amped for your next gamble.
#1. R20 million at Silverstar Casino
In 2019, a man from Gauteng hit the jackpot at Silverstar Casino, winning an impressive R20 million at Silverstar Casino in Krugersdorp. The player, who wished to remain anonymous, got lucky while playing a slot machine game called Mighty Cash.
#2. R10 Million at Grandwest Casino
In December 2016, local Parow resident Klaus Barnard received an early Christmas gift when he hit the jackpot and won R10 million at GrandWest’s Salon Prive. Barnard is believed to be a regular gambler, but on the night he won big, he’d been out at a function with his wife and decided to try his luck on the slots before heading to bed. And we’re sure that is a decision he is glad he made!
#3. R4.8 Million at Montecasino
In February 2019, a regular gambler at Montecasino in Johannesburg won a massive R4.8 million progressive poker jackpot. At the time, this was said to be one of the biggest wins at the poker table experienced in South Africa.
#4. R.3.3 Million at Emperor’s Palace
In May 2021, a lucky player landed a whopping R.3.3 million jackpot playing the Cash Cove – a fishing-themed video slot game at Emperor’s Palace. The happy angler chose to remain anonymous, but we are sure they had fun with their winnings!
#5. R2.7 Million at SilverSands Casino
A lucky punter walked away with just over R2.7 million when he hit the jackpot at SilverSands Casino while playing Cleopatra’s Gold Deluxe game. The player only wagered R5 before winning this life–changing amount of money in a single spin on this progressive slot game designed by Realtime Gaming.
#6. R1.9 Million at Boardwalk
Back in March 2021, an anonymous gambler kicked out their Easter holiday by winning a massive R1.9 million jackpot at Port Elizabeth’s Boardwalk. The player hit the jackpot while playing on one of the Boardwalk’s SunStriker machines exclusive to the Sun International brand. Bet options for this game start from as little as R5 and go up to R15 with a minimum jackpot total of R75,000, making it a great option for those starting out in the world of gambling.
#7. R1.1 Million at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom, Richards Bay
In early January 2019, a local man from Richards Bay, Indar Ramothar, thought he got lucky when he walked away with R735,000 when he hit the jackpot on the Duma progressive at Sibaya Casino. However, little did he know that Lady Luck would strike twice. When he returned to the casino in February, he hit the jackpot again, making him an instant millionaire as Ramothar went home with an extra R1.1 million in his back pocket.
At the end of the day, it is evident that South Africans have a knack for winning big. And it is no wonder when you consider the country’s long history of gambling and the wealth of casinos, both online and land-based, that are on offer for South African players. So, if you find yourself feeling inspired after hearing these success stories, why not take a flutter and see if Lady Luck is on your side?