Casino Marina opens in Lilongwe Tuesday

A new casino with state-of-the –art facilities is expected to be opened tomorrow (Tuesday, November 29, 2016) in the evening at New City Centre in the capital city with a number of entertainment and promotional activities lined up on the launching menu.

The automated Roulette
The automated Roulette
Thr newly recruited staff relax in the main gaming area
Thr newly recruited staff relax in the main gaming area

Situated at Golden Peacock Hotel Complex in New City Centre, Area 13, Lilongwe, Casino Marina opens just in time for the beginning of the festive season, when entertainment and merry making becomes the order of the day.

According to general manager of Keith Scrace, Casino Marina, which is part of Rank Holdings Limited, a Sri-Lankan based group that has been in the business for 23 years will offer splendid gaming facilities ranging from Baccarat, Blackjack, Roulette as well as Poker games and slot machines.

“We are operating over 21 internationally renowned gaming tables including an automated Roulette, four variations of Poker and many other exciting facilities. We also have a licenced cocktail bar with various spirits, wines and other types of beer and a 30-seater restaurant with Indian, Chinese and Western Cuisines.

“We have free Wi-Fi and Television screens, where patrons will be able to watch all top sporting events and world news,” said Scrace.

Scrace assured customers and patrons of maximum security and safety of their other belongings at the place, where there are armed guards.

In readiness for the roll-out, the general manager said the Casino employed over 200 local staff, who have been trained over a period of six months.

The launch, which is scheduled to start at 7.00pm will be spiced up by live a music performance, fashion show, traditional dances and other entertainment activities. There will also be cash draws that will see luck patrons going away with over K100,000 cash prizes, said Scrace.

Casino Marina, according to the manager will be the third establishment in Africa for the Sri-Lankan based group, which has ties with a large Chinese Hotel company after the opening of other casinos in Zambia and Mozambique.

Casino Marina will be opening from 12 noon to 4.00am from Friday to Saturday and 12 noon to 2.00amfrom Sunday to Thursday.

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Jim Bobo
Jim Bobo
7 years ago

Gambling causes loss of fortunes overnight and destroys the lives of families. Furthermore this is another place for criminals, drug pushers and prostitutes to gather. Reader be warned. I can’t understand how Lilongwe City Council should grant a license to such a place. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. How can we allow this to happen here? Citizens of Malawi should vote to abolish this and other casinos.

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