South Beach Casino and Resort Hotel Review
Located in the picturesque town of Scanterbury, Manitoba, the South Beach casino and resort hotel is the perfect location for an exciting getaway. Located just 30 Minutes North of Winnipeg on Highway 59, South Beach opened to the public on the 28th May in 2005. For the past 15 years, the casino and resort have been offering Canadians and guests from across the world a luxurious hotel-casino experience elegantly designed to suit every budget.
Fondly referred to as South Beach, the casino resort is one of three Manitoba First-Nation owned casinos in the province. A grand design developed by an American company, Hemisphere Gaming, South Beach casino resort hotel retains their license with Hemisphere until 2028.
The hotel and casino resort takes social responsibility very seriously and since 2006 has donated over $2,500,000.00 to the South Beach Casino Community Spirit Fund. These donations are used to develop community projects in the areas of economic development, education, cultural, social and health.
South Beach Casino and Resort is a great destination for fun and excitement, food, entertainment and gambling. Recently renovated in 2017, the hotel and casino are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The Coral Reef Gift Shop is next door to the casino’s Ocean Club and shoppers can purchase a large variety of souvenirs, clothing, jewellery, purses and home decor. For gambling enthusiasts, the casino offers 600 slot machines, a variety of table games and a player Loyalty Scheme called the Ocean Club where the more you play, the more Loyalty Points you can accumulate.
The South Beach Casino and Resort Hotel has been awarded a rating of 8 out of 10 by Expedia Canada and 4.5 out of 5 by Trip Adviser.
South Beach Casino – Games
For guests that enjoy a few hours of fun and entertainment in the casino, there are 600 slots including classic slots, multi-reel video slots and a selection of popular table games. As an incentive to play the slots, the South Beach casino currently has a promotion where casino players can sign up for free and as a reward they’ll receive $10 in free slots play. The casino also works with Cashback promotions. If you become a member of the Ocean Club, the casino will credit you $1 in Beach Bucks for every 400 points you accumulate. Beach Bucks can be used at the Blue Dolphin Lounge, the Coral Reef Gift Shop, South Beach Cafe and for all the hotel rooms and packages.
Casino Gaming Options:
There are just over 600 slot games available that include old classic bells and bars machines , the more modern video slot games with multi reels and special features like Wilds, Scatters and Bonus Games, and a variety of Progressive Jackpot games that pay in the millions of Dollars. The casino also offers a variety of popular table games that include:
- High Card Flush – Players can make multiple wagers and need a higher ranking flush hand than the dealer to win.
- Blackjack With Lucky Ladies – Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games that’s played with six to eight decks of standard playing cards that are dealt from a “shoe”.
- Double Deck – Played with two decks of standard playing cards dealt by pitching from the dealer’s hand to the player.
- Midi Baccarat – Slightly modified from the original Baccarat game, Midi Baccarat is played with eight card decks.
- Texas Shootout – An exciting round of Texas Hold’em is every gambler’s pleasure. Players also have the chance to win instant wins with the optional Shootout Bonus wager.
- Fortune Pai Gow Poker – Played with a 53-card deck made up of a standard 52-card deck and a wild card that can be used as an Ace or as the fifth card in a Straight, Flush, Straight or Royal Flush.
- Roulette – A very popular casino game throughout Europe and North America, players receive casino chips that get placed on numbers or colours on the betting table. The Croupier spins the Roulette Wheel and if the ball lands in your number, you win the round.
South Beach Casino Dress Code
The South Beach casino and resort hotel has a casual hotel dress code policy. Hotel guests can wear costumes, summer dresses, shorts and t-shirts at the pool area and around the hotel but must dress smart to enter the restaurants, bar and casino.
Visitors must be at least 19 years old to comply with legal requirements under Canadian gambling laws. The hotel reserves the right to immediately remove people under the influence of alcohol or any type of drugs. Visitors to both the bars, restaurants and casino are prohibited to carry alcoholic beverages, weapons, and illegal substances.
Food & Beverages
Diners at Mango Restaurant can savour the finest Canadian cuisine lovingly prepared by Chef Richard! The restaurant offers its clients a daily lunch buffet, a prime rib dinner buffet on Fridays and a Sunday Brunch Buffet. Ocean Club members get a discount of 20% and a 15% gratuity is added for groups of 8 and more people.
At the Blue Dolphin Lounge live country and rock musicians entertain every Friday and Saturday evening.
The Blue Dolphin Lounge is open from Mondays to Sundays from 11:00 am to 2:00 am. For light meals, the South Beach Cafe is conveniently located in the hotel lobby, and here guests can savour fine coffee, muffins, sandwiches and assorted beverages. Free Wi-Fi is available.
Every weekend from 8:00 p.m until 12:00 a.m, the resort features a selection of top musicians and bands. Currently performing in the Blue Dolphin Lounge are country singers Clint & Riley and AR Cash and for classic rock sounds, Slow Motion Walter, Foster Martin, Men in Cheap Suits and She perform every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
South Beach Casino – Membership Info
To get your free Ocean Club card, visitors can head off to the Ocean Club counter in the casino, apply and as soon as the process is completed, the card is issued immediately. As members of the Ocean Club, players can enjoy any slots game or table game and accumulate Ocean Club player points which can be redeemed for cash and complimentary services. Ocean Club members are also eligible to attend free special events and exclusive promotions throughout the year.
The main benefit of being an Ocean Club member is the chance to earn Beach Bucks while playing the slots and Comp Dollars for table games. Beach Bucks can be redeemed for cash at the Cashier while both Beach Bucks and Comp Dollars can be redeemed at Mango’s Restaurant, Blue Dolphin Lounge, Coral Reef Gift Shop, South Beach Cafe and at the South Beach Casino & Resort accommodations.
To join the Ocean Club, guests must produce a valid government photo I.D, passport or drivers license and they can start immediately playing and accumulating points.
Accommodation & Transportation
Surrounding a tropical pool and cascading waterfall, Deluxe Guestrooms, Junior Suites and Grand Suites make up the 95 guestrooms. Each room is designed in the art-deco architectural style characterized by the hotel’s rich colours and bold geometry. The rooms are all very comfortable and equipped with a flat-screen TV and a variety of satellite channels, a refrigerator, a kettle and a coffee machine.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary Internet which is accessible from Mango’s Kitchen and Grill restaurant, the Blue Dolphin Lounge and from all the guestrooms.
South Beach Casino and Resort Hotel is located at 1 Ocean Drive in Scanterbury, Manitoba. Guests can fly into Winnipeg Airport which is 41 miles away. A variety of rental car companies are available at the airport or a car hire service can also be arranged at the hotel’s concierge desk.
The main attraction at Canterbury is the BrokenHead Wetland Interpretive trail located on the Provincial Trunk Hwy 59, an hour from Winnipeg. The trail offers exquisite views and exotic flowers like Lady Slippers, wild orchids of Manitoba, violets, bunchberry and Labrador tea. At a comfortable pace, the trail takes 40 minutes to walk to the end and there, hikers can relax and enjoy spectacular views of the pine and cedar forest. There are several rest stops along the way, picnic tables and washrooms.
There are no casinos in the nearby vicinity of the South Beach Casino and Resort Hotel but there are many in the Manitoba area. Club Regent Casino operated by the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation is situated om Winnipeg and is open 24/7.
The Aseneskak Casino is located about 630 kilometers north of Winnipeg and 36 kilometers from the nearest airport.
Basic info – name, location, table games, slots, dress code
Name: South Beach Casino and Resort Hotel
Dress Code: Smart, Casual
Address: One Ocean Drive, Scanterbury, MB, R0E 1W0
Tel: +(204) 766-2100
Toll Free: +(877) 775-8259
10am-3am – Monday – Thursday
Open 24 Hours Fri 10am-Mon 3am
P.O. Box 777 One Ocean Drive Scanterbury, Manitoba R0E 1W0