Francistown is the largest city in northern Botswana and also home to two casinos, the Marang Hotel, and the Admiral at the Thapama Hotel. The city was the site of southern Africa’s first “gold rush” in the mid 19th century, which brought people in from all over the globe in search of their fortune. Unfortunately for them, the gold proved difficult and costly to mine, and most of the mining operations fell into disuse, though a few remain. Nowadays, the casinos of Francistown provide visitors with the chance to strike it lucky; there is still gold here, if only you are fortunate enough to find it!
Apart from Francistown, the other main center for Botswana casinos is the capital, Gaborone. This is home to Botswana’s largest casinos, the Grand Palm Hotel Casino Resort, which has 17 table games and over 250 slots and video gaming machines, the Gaborone Sun Casino, which is the oldest and biggest casino in Botswana, as well as a new development at the Gaborone Hotel. As a result, the capital is making a bid to attract some of the gambling business away from its northern rival, and make itself a valuable stopover for foreign visitors on the way to the national parks of Chobe and Okavango in the north of Botswana, which are the country’s prime tourist attractions at present.
Africans love gambling, and Botswana casinos are set up to appeal to locals as well as visitors from abroad. Recognizing this, the government has been careful not to overburden the Botswana casino industry with regulations and red tape, although the industry is obviously carefully scrutinized to ensure that it maintains the highest standards of probity. Accordingly, the Botswana casino sector continues to expand to meet the demand of visitors from far and wide, eager to find their fortune, like the prospectors of old.
The 85,000-square-foot casino, in particular, keeps its guests coming back for more, complete with more than 2,200 slot machines and video poker machines and more than 100 of your favorite table games, including both the newest games, as well as the very best in all-time casino classics. Enjoy a little French atmosphere while you play the games and machines of your choice at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, complete with cobblestone pathways, French-inspired street lamps, and a close view of the hotel’s very own “Eiffel Tower.”
Get a piece of this exciting casino action with your pick of a vast array of slot machines and video games, which are all simple, fast, and fun to play, not to mention extremely popular. Choose from reel slots, multi-line video slots, and Megabucks progressives, among others.
Table games are another great way to pass the time during your stay at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Whether you’re looking for a good game of Blackjack, Craps, or Roulette or something else all together. You are sure to find whatever you’re looking for at the casino’s large, attractive, and sensational table games section.
Poker is yet another fan favorite. Poker is fast becoming the gambling game of choice for seasoned pros as well as novices, and you can enjoy this hugely popular game in a wide variety of forms in Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino’s very own Poker Room, whether you’re an expert or just a beginner.
Play Keno, the game of thousands of possible number combinations, if you’re looking for something a little different, yet exciting and challenging. The Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino gives you a chance to play live Keno in a number of locations. Specific games include Million Dollar Keno, Speed Keno, and Top/Bottom Keno.
Prefer to bet on sports? You won’t be disappointed with the casino’s Race & Sports Book, where you can place a bet on your favorite sports team for various games and sporting events, or choose a horse to put your money on for some horse racing fun. Watch the results yourself on your very own individual television monitor, or on the large projection screen.