Emperor's Palace in Johannesburg, known as the 'Palace of Dreams', is a billion-rand South African casino development that hosts conferences and events. It also offers world-class entertainment that ranges from gaming to theatre and boxing tournaments. It has 4 hotels, a number of restaurants and shops to choose from and a spa.

Did you know?

The Pantheon Theatre at Emperor's Palace is the largest cinema on the African continent.

Conveniently situated alongside OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Emperor’s Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort is one of South Africa’s premier entertainment destinations.

Themed around the idea of empire, this South African casino does everything on a grand scale. The complex's four hotels and exclusive health and beauty spa have a reputation for great service. The magnificent casino at the heart of the complex provides a high-quality gambling experience. It has 1 724 slot machines and 67 gaming tables offering some of the best gambling in South Africa, including blackjack, roulette and casino poker. It's all available in a convenient cashless environment where you can safely play using smart cards.

Emperors Palace also has a beautifully appointed poker room for lovers of the game, while the Palace Court Privé offers dedicated services to cater for high-limit, private gambling. There is also a Betting World facility in the Entertainment Emporium, which offers a variety of sports and fixed-odds betting options.

Additional entertainment is on hand at the Theatre Of Marcellus, which hosts international and local dance and musical extravaganzas. The Odeon Showbar stages glittering cabaret revues. It also offers comedy shows, jazz and screenings of major sporting events.

This South African casino is also the home of South African boxing, hosting many world title fights and quality tournaments featuring local and international boxers.

The choice of dining options at Emperor’s Palace rivals its entertainment facilities. Fine dining and fast food establishments are plentiful. Marc Antony's Cigar Lounge has cigars, cognacs and premium whiskies to enjoy. Nightclubs like the popular Monsoon Lagoon will have you dancing the night away.

There is also a childcare centre, managed by qualified and experienced child minders. It offers a secure and stimulating environment for young children. A games arcade caters for teens, with the latest video and arcade games, and a large cinema complex.

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

Emperor's Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort
Address: 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)11 928 1000

How to get here

From Johannesburg, take the R24 towards OR Tambo International Airport. At the airport, keep left when the road splits and follow the R21 East Rand/Boksburg lane. At the Griffiths Road off-ramp, turn left at the top of the bridge. At the T-junction, turn left into Jones Road.

From Pretoria, take the R21 towards OR Tambo International Airport and follow the directions above.

Best time to visit

Emperor's Palace is open seven days a week and hosts events throughout the year. Check its website for regular updates.

What will it cost

The casino at Emperor's Palace caters to different budgets. It has slots that range from 1c to R100. On tables it offers minimum bets of R2,50 on roulette, R10 on blackjack, R50 on casino poker and R50 on mini Punto Banco. It also offers exclusive, high stakes gambling.

Where to stay

Emperor's Palace has four impressive hotels: the award winning Peermont D'oreale Grande, the Peermont Mondior hotel, the Peermont Metcourt Suites hotel and the new Peermont Metcourt hotel.

What to eat

Emperor’s Palace has more than a dozen food outlets, ranging from fine dining to fast food.

What's happening

See the Emperor's Palace website for event schedules.