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TThe Boardwalk Casino is slightly different from your average casino complex: the theme is the quintessential elegance and romance of the Victorian regency; the setting is designed to conjure up scenes reminiscent of a bygone era; the ambience and décor reflect a laid-back atmosphere.
South Africa's Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World in Port Elizabeth is not your typical casino and entertainment complex.
Port Elizabeth is rated as South Africa's friendliest city, and the ambience and décor of the place reflect this laid-back and charming coastal atmosphere.
The overall theme of the complex is the quintessential elegance of the English and the romance of the Victorian regency.
From the grace of the classic Victorian white and red façades, to the Tivoli styled gardens and the debonair aura of the casino, it's the kind of place James Bond would frequent.
The Boardwalk is in Summerstrand, an exclusive Port Elizabeth suburb.
The complex includes a convention centre, a sports café and an extensive retail component dynamically integrated around a man-made lake offering a choice of restaurants, specialty shops, a cinema, an amphitheatre and children's entertainment facilities.
There are also 4 hotels to choose from, giving you choice over your accommodation if your trip is for business or pleasure.
Smart Cashiers are in use all over the casino making cashing in your winnings quick and easy. The machines offer a dual purpose with a facility to cash out up to a maximum of R3 000 per day or issue smart cards for the slot machines. There is also a dedicated ATM banking hall.
The beauty of its physical location makes The Boardwalk a wonderful venue.
As the sun sinks, the complex is set ablaze in the sun's afterglow and complements that with an array of fantastic lights that reflect off the lake.
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Who to contact
Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World
Tel: +27 (0)41 507 7777
How to get here
The Boardwalk Casino is easily accessible from within Port Elizabeth by car, taxi or bus service. Port Elizabeth has a domestic airport as well as train station and is accessible from all over the country.
Best time to visit
The Boardwalk Casino is open all year round, from morning to late evening.
Once within the casino complex, everything is pedestrian access only.
What will it cost?
Depending on the activities you like to indulge in, the Boardwalk can cost very little or be very expensive.
Where to stay
The Boardwalk has 4 hotels with several others nearby.
What to eat
There is a range of restaurants, from fast-food take-away outlets to top-class restaurants.