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Excitement as R1-million paid to Slots Royale South Africa Winner

Sun International’s biggest slot tournament finals happened this past weekend at Time Square in Menlyn, with Tefo Lefalatsa, from Bloemfontein’s Windmill Casino walking away with the R1-million prize money.

After three thrilling months, one lucky winner has beaten 1 200 players to bag R1-million in cash and the inaugural Sun International Slots Royale title.

Tefo Lefalatsa took home a sparkling trophy on May 28 in the Slots Royale tournament finale, held at Time Square Casino in Pretoria. Lefalatsa was the top placed player from Windmill Casino in Bloemfontein, and had already won R100 000 on his way to the final event.  “I’ve been praying ever since this tournament started and my wife was encouraging me to fight hard in the finals, and we have made it – as a team,” Lefalatsa said.

“Slots make up the bulk of our casino business, which is why Sun International came up with Slots Royale to reward our Most Valued Guests,” said Graham Wood, Sun International’s Chief Operations Officer: Hospitality. “The excitement and vibe were even better than our tables tournaments.” The electrifying atmosphere in the hotel’s Royal Diamond Room was elevated by glamorous performances by live musicians, dancers, complete with fireworks.

“We are one of the most modern casinos in South Africa, and when we throw a party, we throw it properly,” said Ruben Gooranah, General Manager at Time Square. “We certainly rolled out the red carpet for the finalists who had an evening to remember.”

Other players shared in the spoils of a further R5.7-million in cash and rewards over the course of the six-week tournament, which was held at 11 participating Sun International casinos around the country.

Image: A glamourous tournament finale, Slots Royale was held at Time Square in Menlyn