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GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World

1 Vanguard Drive, Goodwood, Cape Town, South Africa 
   

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Casino opened:April 1, 1997
Table games:68
Gaming machines:2524
Poker tables: 10
Minimum Bet:$0.02
Open 24/7:Yes
Self parking:Yes
Valet:Yes
Casino sq/ft:120,000 sq/ft
Convention sq/ft:71,289 sq/ft

Amenities

Poker Room: Grand West Poker Pit
Hotels: Cape Town Hotels
Venues: Grand Arena, Bars & Nightlife at GrandWest
Attractions: The Ice Station, Kids & Family Fun at GrandWest

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GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World Review

GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World at Goodwood in Cape Town offers one of the largest casinos in South Africa, and certainly the most expansive on the Western Cape with over 120,000 square feet of gaming space providing 2,500 slots and video poker machines and 78 premium table games. Smoking and non-smoking sections are available and the premium Privé section ensures that players from all walks of life will have a truly superb experience.  The smoker's casino is underground and climate controlled. It utilizes the  largest air conditioning and extraction facility in the world.

Accommodations are available at the grand Hotel on-site or the City Lodge within easy walking distance. Amenities at GrandWest include multiple entertainment venues, thirteen restaurants and bars, a food court with five easy options, a plethora of kids and family entertainment and services, and an ice skating rink.

The main casino and Privé areas are open for gaming 24 hours a day.

GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World is casino fun for all gamblers enjoyment. There are casino table games like blackjack, punto banco, roulette and raise'em poker as well as more than two thousand slot machines available for your gambling entertainment. Guests can stay in any one of the  luxury hotel rooms and be able to relax and have a pleasant vacation.

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Gaming at GrandWest Casino

GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World offers over 2,500 slot and video poker machines and 78 premium table games, including 10 dedicated to live action, head to head Texas Hold 'em.

All of the machines use smart card technology so you don't need coins and you won't have to carry cash. It's more convenient, safe, and your play is tracked in real time so you can access comps and awards right away. Slots denominations run from 2c to R100.

There are also 78  table games to enjoy at GrandWest in Cape Town including single and double zero roulette, midi and full Punto Banco where players handle the shoe, Stud Poker, an exclusive GrandWest craps variant called GranDice, and many more.

Distinguished players may wish to take to a more private area next to the poker pit where higher limits are allowed and only players are allowed entry. More personalized service can be provided here as well as free drink service.

Sports action is taken at the Alibama Sports Bar.

Casino games available

Sportsbook
Blackjack
Blackjack Switch
Single Zero Roulette
American Roulette
Punto Banco
Stud Poker
Raise 'Em Poker
Easy Poker
GranDice
Midi Punto Banco

Poker at GrandWest Casino

Grand West Poker Pit

No limit cash games have come to GrandWest Casino. The ten table poker pit is located on the main casino floor across from the MVG lounge. Tournaments are played weekly and entry fees can be paid on the day of the competition. Some are freeze-out, some allow rebuys.

The GrandWest Casino Series of Poker (GWSOP) is the big deal here with a final prize pool that usually reaches over a million rand. Satellites are held weekly with the big show downs every 3-4 months. Participation is usually around 200 players in the finals.

Poker games available:

No Limit Holdem
Texas Hold'em




Contact information

Official

Phone +27 21 505 7777
Fax +27 21 505 1278
Website www.suninternational.com/Destinations/Casinos/Grandwest/Pages/newdefault.aspx
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Facebook Facebook page
Twitter @GrandWestSA

Poker

Phone +27 21 505 7888
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Box Office

Phone +27 21 505 7619
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Conferences

Phone +27 21 505 7413
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Casino hours

Open 24/7

Dining & Restaurants

Beijing Orchid

  • Serving: Asian, Vegetarian

The finest Chinese cuisine prepared with meticulous attention to detail is available to GrandWest visitors at the Beijing Orchid. The chef uses only the finest and freshest ingredients to produce exotic creations that are nearly as much of a joy to behold with they eyes as they are to savor. Vegetarian diners will experience the same robust spices and flavorings as those who enjoy meats in their dishes.

  • Price range: Upscale
  • Reservations: +27 21 535 3597

Hours

Sunday12:00pm / 5:00pm
Monday3:00pm / 10:00pm
Tuesday3:00pm / 10:00pm
Wednesday3:00pm / 10:00pm
Thursday3:00pm / 10:00pm
Friday3:00pm / 10:00pm
Saturday3:00pm / 10:00pm


Squires Grill & Chophouse at GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World

  • Serving: Steak, Seafood, Vegetarian, Grilled , South African

Squires Grill and Chophouse serves lean ostrich delicacies, succulent steaks and other mouth watering entrees and is the go-to place for meat lovers at GrandWest. There is also an extensive vegetarian menu and everyone can enjoy luscious desserts. The wine list at Squires is nearly all encompassing so it is never difficult to find just the right pairing for any meal.

  • Price range: Upscale
  • Part of the Squires chain
  • Reservations: +27 21 534 9194
  • Kid-friendly

Hours

Sunday12:00pm / 11:00pm
Monday12:00pm / 3:00pm
Tuesday12:00pm / 3:00pm
Wednesday12:00pm / 3:00pm
Thursday12:00pm / 3:00pm
Friday12:00pm / 12:00am
Saturday12:00pm / 12:00am


Union Castle Club

  • Serving: International

Membership has it's privileges as does guest status at Grand Hotel. Platinum card holders and residents may take advantage of the ultimate in meal indulgence in the exclusive Union Castle Club at Grand Hotel.  Open 24 hours a day and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this is a place to relax and enjoy a meal while relaxing in the luxurious lounge of a sophisticated and distinguished venue.

  • Price range: Upscale
  • Reservations: +27 21 505 7899
  • Attire: Smart casual

Hours

Sunday12:00am / 12:00am
Monday12:00am / 12:00am
Tuesday12:00am / 12:00am
Wednesday12:00am / 12:00am
Thursday12:00am / 12:00am
Friday12:00am / 12:00am
Saturday12:00am / 12:00am


Cape Town Fish Market at GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World

  • Serving: Seafood, Cafe/Variety

Cape Town Fish Market and Teppanyaki is South Africa's premier seafood restaurant chain and diners at GrandWest may enjoy the freshest menu in the country. Enjoy a range of South African and Japanese dishes from the standby fish and chips to seafood curry or salmon teriyaki with a host o f other choices in between. If you or someone in your party is not drawn to the exquisite catch of the day there are meat and chicken choices as well as special plates for the kids.

  • Price range: Upscale
  • Part of the Cape Town Fish Market chain
  • Reservations: +27 21 535 3110
  • Kid-friendly

Hours

Sunday9:00am / 11:00pm
Monday9:00am / 11:00pm
Tuesday9:00am / 11:00pm
Wednesday9:00am / 11:00pm
Thursday9:00am / 11:00pm
Friday9:00am / 11:00pm
Saturday9:00am / 11:00pm


Quarterdeck Restaurant

  • Serving: Vegetarian, Buffet

Just off the main casino floor at GrandWest you will find the opulent buffet of the Quarterdeck Restaurant with its unique maritime theme. Known as one of the best buffets in the Cape, you will certainly need to bool your party, especially considering the restricted dining hours. Work your way through tantalizing selections of hot and cold fare, casseroles with a distinctive African flare, stir fries, curries, roasted meats and vegetables.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: +27 21 505 7220
  • Kid-friendly
  • Buffet

Hours

Sunday12:00pm / 3:00pm
Monday6:00pm / 10:00pm
Tuesday6:00pm / 10:00pm
Wednesday6:00pm / 10:00pm
Thursday6:00pm / 10:00pm
Friday6:00pm / 10:00pm
Saturday6:00pm / 10:00pm


Silver Dollar Spur at GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World

  • Serving: Steak, Seafood, Vegetarian, Grilled

By whatever name, Gold Rush, Golden Gate, or Silver Dollar Spur, or simply the Spur Steak Ranch, South Africans know this family-friendly steakhouse as a great place to get a delicious meal at affordable prices. Vegetarian and seafood meals, grills, steaks, chops, ribs, burgers and chicken are just some of the choices. Silver Dollar Spur is the prime place for a family meal or even a birthday party.

  • Price range: Average
  • Part of the Gold Rush Spur chain
  • Reservations: +27 21 535 4596
  • Kid-friendly

Hours

Sunday9:00am / 10:00pm
Monday9:00am / 10:00pm
Tuesday9:00am / 10:00pm
Wednesday9:00am / 10:00pm
Thursday9:00am / 10:00pm
Friday9:00am / 11:00pm
Saturday9:00am / 11:00pm


Bukhara

  • Serving: Indian

Many agree that the South African palate prefers Indian cuisine for the northern regions and Bukhara at GrandWest offers an immersive experience with authentic decor, ambience including music, and the spicy fare that we all crave. The restarant is exotic and the dining experience will be well remembered for its charm, excellence, and atmospheric realism.

  • Price range: Upscale
  • Reservations: +27 21 535 4444

Hours

Sunday12:00pm / 10:00pm
Monday12:00pm / 10:00pm
Tuesday12:00pm / 11:00pm
Wednesday12:00pm / 11:00pm
Thursday12:00pm / 11:00pm
Friday12:00pm / 11:00pm
Saturday12:00pm / 11:00pm


Bella Gina

  • Serving: Italian, Pizza, Pasta Specialties

When you think of an Italian trattoria you may not imagine the perfection of wood oven pizzas or hand made pastas but Bella Gina delivers a variety of delicious foods in those categories, and more. The precise blending and slow cooking of the sauces using only the freshest and most choice ingredients assure a perfect pie or pasta dish with every sitting.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: +27 21 534 6748

Hours

Sunday12:00pm / 11:00pm
Monday12:00pm / 11:00pm
Tuesday12:00pm / 11:00pm
Wednesday12:00pm / 11:00pm
Thursday12:00pm / 11:00pm
Friday12:00pm / 12:00am
Saturday12:00pm / 12:00am


The Coffee Shop

  • Serving: Coffee, Bread and Pastries, Light Fare

While the venue's name seems to say it all - piping hot cups of premium coffee in a  casual setting - there is a lot more to this GrandWest shop. The aromas of fresh brew will draw you in only to discover there is a wide ranging menu of light fare and tasty sweets to refresh and replenish you, whether you come in bright and early, or need a pick me up later in the day.

  • Price range: Budget
  • Reservations: +27 21 534 3899

Hours

Sunday9:00am / 12:00am
Monday9:00am / 12:00am
Tuesday9:00am / 12:00am
Wednesday9:00am / 12:00am
Thursday9:00am / 12:00am
Friday9:00am / 12:00am
Saturday9:00am / 12:00am


Food Court at GrandWest Casino

  • Serving: Cafe/Variety

There is no need to sacrifice quality for value and convenience at GrandWest. Simply stop into The Cape Village for a wide selection burgers, fish and chips, falafels, donuts and more and you are on your way. Thinkg KFC? It's in the food court too. How about a Wimpy burger or hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner? Or the all time favorite grab and go, Nando's with South African and Portuguese?

  • Price range: Budget


GrandWest Casino Venues & Hotspots

Grand Arena

Of all the live entertainment venues at GrandWest, the Grand Arena rises high above as the most important entertainment venue in the Cape Town area. Local and international artists have graced the stage since it was built with such names as Dave Matthews, Counting Crows, Maroon 5, Kylie Minogue, and even the legendary Tom Jones to name but a few - now that's casino entertainment!

Bars & Nightlife at GrandWest

Alibama Sports Bar ~ The Golden Anchor ~ Hanover Street ~ Jackson Hall


Alibama Sports Bar serves up your favorite drinks and light fare in luxury and offers sports betting. Open until midnight 7 days.

The Golden Anchor is the full service casino bar open 24/7 with every drink under the sun or moon and light meals with entertainment.

Hanover Street is all about having fun with music and dance in alively atmosphere with live acts and DJs. Open until 2am.

Jackson Hall will remind you of a New Orleans cocktail bar with smooth jazz, bottomless leather couches, great food, and top shelf bourbon.

GrandWest Casino Attractions & Entertainment

The Ice Station

Ice Skating Rink

The Ice Station is a very popular skating rink located at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World. featuring daily events, special occasions, ice shows, figure skating and ice hockey championships. There are also many educational opportunities and prices are cut in half during school holidays. Where else would Cape kids learn to bnuild a snowman? You can learn more about this healthy attraction as well as find special sessions or closing on the caledar at the Ice Station Webpage.

Kids & Family Fun at GrandWest

Kids Center

The Ice Station is the most well known of the GrandWest family amenities but there is a lot more to do! Nu Metro Cinemas offer the latest blockbusters on six high-tech screens. Magic Party is a children's birthday party venue where they will take care of everything for you, including the mess! Magic Castle is and adventure play center with go-karts, fun fair rides, bumper cars and more to keep you entertained for hours on end. Magic Arcade offers traditional and newer arcade games and the kids can trade in winning tickets for prizes. Finally, Kids’ Corner Crèche offers a fun and safe, supervised environment for kids up to 10 for the times mom and dad want some special time.

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