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June 22, 2021

Hemingways Hotel

Two bids submitted for East London’s casino licence

(UK).- Two bids have been submitted for the casino licence in East London being offered for between five to 15 years. The Eastern Cape Gambling and Betting Board (ECGBB) has announced that the current holder of the licence at the Hemingways Hotel in East London, Tsogo Sun, is part of a consortium that includes SAB Miller bidding for the license.


he other is Ubukhosi Leisure, another consortium, with one of the directors being Port Elizabeth businessman Sipho Pityana.

While Tsogo Sun will keep the casino in the current Hemingways complex, Ubukhosi will site it on the East London beachfront with the existing Kennaway Hotel forming part of the complex.

Bidders have been asked to include proposals for a hotel as well as a “must see” attraction in their bids.

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