Located next to OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Emperor’s Palace is one of the most popular conference venues in Johannesburg and is also one of the biggest casinos in the Ekurhuleni region. Dubbed the ‘Palace of Dreams’ the casino is an opulent Roman themed fantasy with huge romanesque statues and colourful frescoed interiors.
Guests can choose from four hotels, ranging from the mid-range to the five star D’Oreale Grande and there are a variety of restaurants and bars to visit within the casino complex, as well as the Barnyard Theatre and the Theatre of Marcellus.
The huge conference centre has 29 different venues and can host up to 3,000 delegates and the airport is a short shuttle bus ride away.
For gamblers there are more than 1700 slot machines and over 60 different tables, plus a private high rollers lounge and smoking casino. For late night drinks after cashing in your winnings the Mark Anthony’s Cigar Lounge is a popular choice.
Other entertainment options include a NuMetro cinema complex, the Barnyard Theatre and the Theatre of Marcellus which is often the venue for concerts, stand-up comedy and cabaret shows. For dinner take your pick from local chains like Nandos, Ocean Basket, Spur or Col’cacchio and if you want to spend the afternoon relaxing then visit the Roman bathhouse themed day spa Octavia’s.
The casino is open 24/7. Restaurant and bars opening hours vary from place to place.