SA’s latest instant millionaire announced at Slots Factor finale
South Africa’s latest millionaire was crowned at SUNCOAST in Durban this weekend at the nail-biting grand finale of Tsogo Sun’s popular Slots Factor tournament.
The new instant millionaire, an elated Rajendheran Naidoo from Gauteng representing Montecasino took the top prize of R1.1 million. Rosa van der Merwe, also from Gauteng and representing Silverstar took the second prize of R200 000 and Rochelle Higgs from the Eastern Cape, representing Hemingways, walked away with the third of R100 000 as well as the sixth place of R30 000, representing Queens Casino.
Donavin Nel from Garden Route Casino in fourth place won R75 000; Johannes Botha from Goldfields in fifth won R50 000; Anneke Janse van Rensburg from The Caledon won R25 000 in seventh; and Silindeni Mpala from Montecasino won R10 000 in ninth place. There were also eighth place and tenth place winners who won R20 000 and R6 900 respectively.
A total of over R3 million in cash and FreePlay was paid out over the course of the exciting eight-week tournament. Steve Hight, Tsogo Sun’s Director of Gaming, congratulated the top 10 prize winners, “We’re delighted at the enthusiastic response by the public to this action-packed tournament, which has seen players coming back again and again at all of our 14 casinos since it launched on 20 July.”
The buy-in price for the Slots Factor Tournament was R100 cash, which made it accessible to everyone and entitled the participant to one entry into the tournament. “Every cent of the buy-ins across the 14 casinos contributed to the final prize money, which meant that in the final tally, the total prize money was over R600 000 higher than originally anticipated – giving every one of the top 10 prizes a hearty boost,” he explains.
Tsogo Sun’s portfolio includes over 90 hotels and 14 casino and entertainment destinations throughout South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi. The Group operates in all segments of the hotel market from Deluxe to Budget. For further information, visit tsogosun.com, follow on Twitter @TsogoSun or on Facebook.com/TsogoSun.
About Tsogo Sun
Tsogo Sun is the leading hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa, providing a variety of hospitality and exciting entertainment and leisure experiences. Combining an established heritage with a professional and energised approach, the group proudly encompasses 14 casinos and over 90 hotels in South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi.
The company’s hospitality interests offer a wide distribution of hotels in Africa, providing world-class accommodation across all markets, including elegant, individually branded luxury hotels and well-known trusted market leaders in the premier through budget segments, including Southern Sun Hotels, Garden Court, SunSquare, StayEasy and SUN1 hotels.
The exciting urban and resort casino portfolio includes the most popular entertainment destinations, strategically located throughout South Africa. In the Gauteng province, Tsogo Sun owns the group’s flagship property, Montecasino in Fourways, which features, amongst other attractions, the award-winning Teatro; Gold Reef City Casino and Theme Park in Southern Johannesburg; and Silverstar Casino to the West in Krugersdorp. Additional properties are owned and operated in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, including the jewel on Durban’s Golden Mile, Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment.
Tsogo Sun Citizenship is the group’s corporate citizenship strategy which encompasses three areas of focus. This includes Corporate Social Investment, whereby the group promotes the development of learners through three academies which offer holistic, full-year programmes centred around sport, art and education; Entrepreneur Development which focuses on skills-based entrepreneurial development through its Tsogo Sun Book a Guesthouse and Supplier Development programmes; and Environmental Education, committed to initiatives that reduce the impact the business has on the environment.
Tsogo Sun (“TSH”) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The key shareholders of Tsogo Sun are Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited (“HCI”), a JSE listed investment holding company.
Tsogo Sun Gaming supports the National Responsible Gambling Programme. Winners know when to stop. Only persons over the age of 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling counselling toll-free helpline: 0800 006 008.
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