Did you know?
The Montecasino complex was designed from over 6 000 drawings, creating an authentic representation of a Tuscan village.
Modelled on a Tuscan village, Montecasino seems an unlikely location for one of Gauteng’s best casinos. What appears to be a weathered open air Italian village is a deceptively modern family entertainment complex − over two kilometres of cobbled walkways and three-storey buildings all covered by a massive roof.
Montecasino in Fourways offers something for the whole family, from live music, a great bookshop, dozens of stores, 15 cinemas, two theatres, kids' area, and events from bierfests to rugby festivals. But visitors to the casino are in for a real treat.
At 8500m2, this Johannesburg casino’s gaming area is huge. Accessible from three entrances, it is open 24 hours a day. The main casino is non-smoking, but additional smoking casinos are open to those content to see more than their winnings go up in smoke.
Slots are perennially popular at Montecasino and there are over 100 progressive jackpots on which to stake your riches, including a slots tournament every Sunday. Risk your fortune when you play Jaws, an action-packed video slot game, based on the infamous shark attack movie − just when you thought it was safe to go back on the casino floor...
Montecasino features over 78 gaming tables including American Roulette, Baccarat, Poker, Craps (dice) and Blackjack. Regular poker tournaments keep the stakes high, or give novelty games like Wheel of Fortune and Life of Luxury a whirl. You never know when it will be your lucky day.
Regular promotions, competitions, and tournaments hosted by the casino will tempt even those who don’t believe in luck to place a bet or two, and if you’re in need of somewhere to spend your winnings (or drown your sorrows), there’s a plethora of surrounding shops, restaurants, and bars that won’t disappoint.
If you fancy yourself as a high roller, then swing by Montecasino's exclusive, super-luxurious Salon Privé, for a hand of Stud poker – it’s just you versus the dealer, double or quits – the better your hand, the more you earn.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Tel: +27 (0)11 510 7000
How to get here
Montecasino is easily accessible by car, metered taxi, and or taxi, with plenty of parking. A shuttle service is available from OR Tambo International airport. Alternately, catch the Gautrain to Sandton station and bus to Fourways.
Best time to visit
Montecasino is open all year round and until late in the evening.
Around the area
The Teatro Theatre in Montecasino is the country's largest theatre and features dramas, comedies and musicals, both local and international. Nearby Fourways has four sizeable shopping malls.
Tours to do
Visit the Montecasino Bird Park − a huge hit with the kids.
Within Montecasino, everything is pedestrian access and easily reachable on foot. Mind those high heels on the cobble stones...
What will it cost
Admission to Montecasino is free, but parking costs R10 per vehicle. Casino VIPs get in free and park in VIP parking.
Length of stay
A full day to a weekend.
What to pack
There's no dress code to enter the casino, but smart casual is advised.
Where to stay
There are three hotels at Monetecasino − The SunSquare Hotel, Southern Sun Montecasino and the Palazzo Hotel. In nearby Fourways and Sandton, there are plenty of hotels and guesthouses.
What to eat
There is a large range of eateries within the Montecasino entertainment complex, from fast food outlets to fine dining restaurants and cocktail bars.
Art galleries, curio shops and jewellers in Montecasino will ensure you find something on which to spend your winnings.