Sun International sells Carousel Casino license

Monday 7th December 2020

JOHANNESBURG - Leisure company Sun International on Monday said it had sold its Carousel Casino license, subject to its receiving regulatory approval.

The Carousel, which opened in 1991 in what is now South Africa's North West province, was one of the country's oldest and most popular casinos and entertainment centres before it closed in Marcy after the government imposed a nationwide lockdown in response to Covid-19.

Sun International later said the centre would stay permanently closed.

In a statement on Monday, Sun International said it had submitted a regulatory application to the North West Gambling Board and this would now follow due process. In the interim, the company had appointed a management firm to run the casino from December 15.

"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," chief executive officer Anthony Leeming said.

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