The latest Casino Marina operation opened its doors in Blantyre, Malawi on 22 October 2020. The stylish casino is a first of it’s kind in Malawi offering latest gaming machines and high stakes gaming.
The casino is located at the Sogecoa Golden Peacock Hotel and Conference Centre, Blantyre’s first ever 5-star hotel.
The Sogecoa Golden Peacock Park comprises a 210-bed five-star hotel, two restaurants, a shopping mall, conference rooms and the casino. It covers an area of 1.6 hectares, with a total floor area of 22, 000 square meters and the total investment is estimated at US$25 million.
Casino Marina Blantyre is the ninth casino to open for the Casino Marina group. The casino offers 40 upmarket gaming machines with progressive jackpots and floor wide Mystery Jackpots through the ACE System and 15 live table games offering Poker, Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat.
Industry stalwart, Tom Alcorn, is the regional General Manager in Malawi and oversaw the project from inception had this to say “I’ve been using ACE system since 2002, in Moscow and again later in the Caribbean with great success. Our new ACE installation in our newest casino in Blantyre, Malawi has been well received by our customers.”
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions The entire installation was conducted by the Casino Marina staff in Malawi with remote assistance from the ACE Team in South Africa. “It really was a superb effort by the operations staff in Blantyre and the ACE team based in Johannesburg.”, commented Cliff Lamberton from ACES. Production and logistics were managed by Elzette Lotriet and Denise Carlisle respectively under difficult conditions with limited production capacity as a result of lockdown and infrequent freight, but they got the hardware built and sent, which left it up to Tom and his team and Kurt Roman from ACES.
All training was conducted through ACES online training portal, which offer course bundles for the various job roles in the casino, course of each ACE module and all the webinar recordings. All course on the ACE training portal are free and can be accessed from any device with an internet connection. https://aces-training.thinkific.com/