Montecasino hosts first ever South African NBA Fan Park!

Montecasino leaves no stone unturned when it comes to gaming and recreation!

In yet another entertainment first in South Africa, Gauteng’s award-winning gaming and entertainment complex recently hosted the first ever National Basketball Association (NBA) fan park in South Africa.
This was the first time that the NBA had ever played a basketball game in Africa, which took place on August 01 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg.

The game featured a Team Africa vs. Team World format, and was played in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa, SOS Children’s Villages Association of South Africa as well as the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Team Africa comprised of players from Africa and second generation African players, whereas Team World comprised of players from the rest of the world. The game aired live in Africa on SuperSport, culminating in Team World defeating Team Africa by 101-97.

Joe Odhiambo

Joe Odhiambo

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The flagship property of gaming, hotel and leisure giant Tsogo Sun, Montecasino – South Africa’s premier entertainment destination – is ideally located in the heart of Fourways in Johannesburg. An award-winning ‘world at play’ where local and international pleasure-seekers and business travellers will find every possible entertainment and hospitality option, Montecasino boasts a broad range of unique and versatile, five-star corporate hospitality, conferencing and events venues and facilities, various entertainment options for all ages, a glittering casino, numerous retail shopping experiences, three distinctly different luxury Tsogo Sun hotels – including the palatial Palazzo, the fun and trendy SunSquare at Montecasino and the contemporary Venetian-style Southern Sun Montecasino – three theatres, including the award-winning Teatro at Montecasino, an outdoor Piazza and entertainment area, a wide variety of stylish restaurants, bars and supper clubs, numerous children’s entertainment options and luxury office park, all perfectly packaged to offer the very best in sophisticated entertainment options that deliver a unique and memorable experience.


The NBA, founded in 1946, is a global sports and entertainment brand that features 30 basketball teams in the United States and Canada. 2013-14 NBA Opening Day rosters featured a record 84 international players from 37 countries and territories. Last season, Luc Mbah A Moute (Minnesota Timberwolves), Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City Thunder), Festus Ezeli (Golden State Warriors), Bismack Biyombo (Charlotte Bobcats), Hasheem Thabeet (Oklahoma City Thunder), Al-Farouq Aminu (New Orleans Pelicans), Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Luol Deng (Cleveland Cavaliers) represented Africa on NBA rosters. NBA merchandise is sold in more than 100,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. To facilitate the game’s ongoing international growth, the league has offices in 17 cities worldwide: Beijing, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Moscow, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei, Tokyo, and Toronto.

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