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Strike it Rich – Gold Reef Resorts

Resorts include:

Gold Reef City – Johannesburg

Silverstar Casino – Muldersdrift

Golden Horse Casino – Pietermaritzburg

Mykonos Casino – Western Cape Garden

Route Casino – Mossel Bay

Goldfields Casino – Welkom

Queens Casino – Eastern Cape

How to qualify

Bronze card – provide identification and fill out an application form. Bronze status is valid for five years. Silver card – accumulate 72 bonus points over a twelve-month period. Silver status is valid for two years. Gold card – accumulate 720 bonus points over a twelve-month period. Gold status is valid for one year. Black Diamond card – accumulate 7200 bonus points over twelve months. Black Diamond status is valid for one year.

The Perks

Bronze card – Receive a quarterly newsletter, four free promotional lucky draw tickets every quarter, bonus points, kiosk points and a birthday card. Silver card – Receive all Bronze card benefits, as well as free entrance at the toll gate. Redeem bonus points for beverages and receive a 15% discount. Show your ‘Strike it Rich’ membership and receive 10% discount on your bill at a variety of restaurants in Mossel Bay. Gold card – Receive all of the Bronze card benefits, as well as free entrance at the toll gate, VIP parking, exclusive invitations to select events, preferred accommodation rates at Gold Reef casino resorts, complimentary food and beverages at the manager’s discretion. Redeem bonus points for beverages and receive a 20% discount. Show your ‘Strike it Rich’ membership card and receive a 15% discount at various restaurants in Mossel Bay. Black Diamond card – Receive all of the Bronze card benefits, as well as free entrance at the toll gate. You also get VIP parking; exclusive invitations to select events; preferred accommodation rates at Gold Reef casino resorts, and complimentary food and beverages. Redeem bonus points for beverages and receive a 30% discount. Show your ‘Strike it Rich’ membership card and receive a 20% discount at various restaurants in Mossel Bay.

Winners Circle – Peermont

Resorts include:

Emperors Palace – Johannesburg

Frontier Inn and Casino – Free State

Graceland Hotel Casino and Country Club

– Mpumalanga

Khoroni Hotel Casino and Convention

Resort – Limpopo

Mmabatho Palms Hotel Casino Convention

Resort – Mafikeng

Rio Hotel Casino Convention Resort –

Klerksdorp

Tusk Umfolozi Casino Resort –

KwaZulu-Natal

The Grand Palm Hotel Casino Convention

Resort – Botswana

How to qualify

Maroon Status – complete the registration process at the Winners Circle Desk at the Peermont casino of your choice and you will be issued with an entry-level Maroon card. Silver Status – to earn an instant upgrade to Silver status, 12 points in any 90-day period are all slots players’ need. Table players qualify based on their average bet and time played. Gold Status – rewarded to slots players who earn 77 Winners Circle bonus points in any 90-day period. Table players are awarded Gold status based on their average bet and time played.

The Perks

Maroon Status – Automatically qualify for a 15% discount on accommodation at all Peermont Hotels and Resorts, and you will be mailed exclusive offers and ticket vouchers for draws. Silver Status – Twenty-five per cent discount on accommodation at any Peermont Hotel or Resort; monthly mailings with exclusive offers and vouchers, and the ability to qualify for complimentary rewards including entertainment tickets and beverages. The Silver status is valid for two years.

Gold Status – Forty per cent discount on accommodation at any Peermont Hotel and Resort; ability to qualify for complimentary rewards including meals and accommodation; complimentary food and beverages while playing in the Salon Privé, free VIP parking and free carwash on week days on request. There is a monthly mailing with exclusive offers and vouchers, a free copy of Avanté magazine for VIP customers every quarter, and invitations to exclusive gaming functions and sporting events.

 

‘MVG’ Most Valued Guest – Sun International

Resorts include:

The Boardwalk – Port Elizabeth

Carnival City – Johannesburg

The Carousel –North West

Flamingo – Kimberley

Gaborone Sun – Botswana

Golden Valley – Western Cape

GrandWest – Cape Town

Kalahari Sands – Namibia

Lesotho Sun – Lesotho

Maseru Sun – Maseru

Meropa – Limpopo

Morula – North West

Naledi Sun – Free State

Royal Swazi Spa – Swaziland

Sibaya – Durban

Sun City – North West Province

Wild Coast Sun – KwaZulu-Natal

Windmill – Bloemfontein

How to qualify

The MVG Maroon Card can be used when playing either slots or table games in all Sun International casinos. MVG card status is determined by the number of points earned at all Sun International casinos within a 12- month period. You will earn points for the money you play – for every R500 played through a slot machine, or R2 000 bet at the tables, you will earn one point.

The Perks

Maroon – Fifty per cent discount at restaurants and sports arena when paying with points. Fifty per cent discount when paying with points for beverages. Silver – Grand Hotel discounts of 70% midweek and 55% over weekends. A free ticket for the cardholder to the Hanover Street Night Club. Free entrance and parking. Discounted tickets for the cardholder and one guest to the Roxy Revue Bar. Fifty per cent discount when paying with points for beverages. Fifty per cent discount at various restaurants and sports arena. Ten per cent discount at other restaurants. Gold – The same as the Silver members except you also receive a free ticket for a guest to the Hanover Street Night Club and have a dedicated undercover parking area. Platinum – Grand Hotel discounts 80% midweek and 80% over weekends. Free tickets for the cardholder and one guest to the Hanover Street Night Club. Free entrance and access to secure undercover MVG parking. Birthday dinner for cardholder and three guests at any restaurant to the value of R400. Free drinks on the casino floor for cardholder, and one guest. Fifty per cent discount when paying with points for beverages. Fifty per cent discount at various restaurants and sports arena. Fifteen per cent and ten per cent discount at other restaurants.

Club Festival – Tsogo Sun

Resorts include:

Ridge Hotel – Witbank

Montecasino – Johannesburg

Sun Coast Casino and Entertainment World – Durban

Emnotweni Casino Complex – Nelspruit

Hemingways – East London

How it works

The Club Festival gives guests the freedom to explore what excites them most. It’s not only gaming activities that reward Club Festival members, but also their activity both ‘on and off the gaming floor’. Members receive substantial benefits as soon as they sign up.

How to qualify

Becoming a Club Festival Member is quick and easy. Simply complete the application form available from the Club Festival desk, or get in touch using the website of the Tsogo Sun Gaming Group.

The Perks

Club Festival offers a range of benefits to the preferred members signing up and these include discounted movie tickets, meals and exclusive parking. Points are earned (Club Festival currency) at participating retailers and on the casino floor, burn points for slots credits (also known as XtraCredit), tables chips (also known as non-negotiables), promotional draw tickets, food and beverages on the casino floor, dining vouchers from participating restaurants, tickets to upcoming events and Club Festival merchandise. Preferred members are kept updated with ad hoc restaurant and retailer offers on a monthly basis.

Emerald Rewards Loyalty Programme

Resort:

Emerald Resort and Casino

How to qualifyA Gold card holder must accumulate 24 000 points in a calendar year. For a Diamond card, a minimum of 60 000 points need to be accumulated in a calendar year.

The Perks

Emerald Green Card (Entry Level) – Ten per cent discount on food and beverages at various restaurants at the resort; 10% discount at The Boma and Da Romanos; Xtracredit bonus for midweek stay at the Emerald Hotel, Lodges or River Resort. Emerald Gold Card – Twenty per cent discount on food and beverage at various restaurants at the resort, 10% discount at The Boma and Da Romanos. Complimentary food and beverages to players only, in the Salon Privé. Complimentary mid-week stay for two guests at Emerald Hotel, Lodges or River Resort and 20% discount per game at bowling centre. Ten per cent discount at Emerald Wellness Centre and access to VIP parking.

Emerald Diamond Card – Thirty per cent discount on food and beverage at various restaurants at the resort; 10% discount at The Boma and Da Romanos. Complimentary food and beverages to players only, in the Salon Privé. Complimenatry stay for four guests at Emerald Hotel, Lodges or River Resort. Thirty per cent discount per game at bowling centre. Twenty per cent discount at Emerald Wellness Centre, access to VIP parking, priority cashier and slots service in the Salon Privé. Complimentary round of golf for two at Maccauvlei.