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Freedom of Choice

Freedom of Choice

Freedom of Choice

From Saturday, 5 January 2019 to Saturday, 30 March 2019

Our new casino promotion - Freedom of Choice – is the FIRST EVER of its kind at Golden Horse! Because it’s so new and different, here’s what you need to know to join the fun and excitement…

Why Freedom of Choice?

Depending on the points you earn during the promotion, you have the freedom to choose…

  • Which of the 3 draws per draw night you would like to enter
  • FreePlay for your points, instead of draw tickets
  • OR you can choose both!

Now isn’t that freedom of choice?

Why is the Launch Draw on 5 January different?

  • You don’t need to earn any points to enter this draw!
  • To get you started, you can enter this draw regardless of your Rewards status or how many points you’ve earned – to qualify, you must just have played using your Rewards card in the last 12-months (since 5 January 2018)
  • There’s only 1 draw on 5 January at 20h00 for the chance to win a share of R20,000 in CASH
  • FreePlay is not yet an option for the Launch Draw – only after this draw, the points you earn playing Slots and/or Tables using your Rewards card will qualify you for draw entries and/or FreePlay
Launch Draw Guaranteed Draw entries Prize money
Date: 5 January 2019
Time: 20h00
Black – 5 entries R20,000
Platinum – 3 entries
Gold – 2 entries

How many points do I need to earn to qualify for all other draws?

  • There are 3 different draw times, per draw night
  • You can choose which draw time/s to enter, depending on how many points you’ve earned
Main Draws Draw times Points required Prize Money

19 Jan, 2 Feb, 16 Feb, 2 Mar, 16 Mar

19h00 250 per entry R25,000
20h00 500 per entry R50,000
21h00 1000 per entry R100,000

Final Draw Draw times Points required Prize Money

30 March

19h00 250 per entry R25,000
20h00 500 per entry R50,000
21h00 1000 per entry

R150,000 (Final draw)

Does the colour/status of my Rewards card make a difference?

  • Not this time – you can choose which draws to enter, no matter whether you’re a Gold, Platinum or Black Rewards cardholder – it’s your FREEDOM OF CHOICE!
  • All you need is the minimum number of points per draw – have a look at the table above to see how many points you need to earn for each

How much time do I have to earn my points for the draws?

  • Points earning starts on the day of each draw and ends the day before the next draw – so you have 2 weeks between each draw to earn your points for the next one
Draw Dates Points Earning Period
5 January 2019 - Launch No points required
19 January 2019 5 - 18 January 2019
2 February 2019 19 January - 1 February 2019
16 February 2019 2 - 15 February 2019
2 March 2019 16 February - 1 March 2019
16 March 2019 2 - 15 March 2019
30 March 2019 16 - 29 March 2019

What if I want to choose FreePlay instead of draw entries?

  • You’ll have the option to choose FreePlay once you’ve earned 2,000 points or more during the promotional period
  • For every 2,000 points you earn, you’ll get R50 in FreePlay (up to a maximum of R500)

What if I only want to choose draw entries?

  • Then you can! As long as you’ve earned the number of points you need to qualify
  • There’s a maximum of 30 entries per draw

What if I want to choose both FreePlay and draw entries?

  • Here’s an example of how it works… if you’ve earned 2,250 points, you can get R50 in FreePlay and 1 draw entry. Remember, for every 2,000 points earned, you get R50 in FreePlay and you need a minimum of 250 points to enter a draw
  • So, the more points you earn, the more Freedom of Choice – you can configure your options as you choose!

What are the cut-off times to select my FreePlay or draw entries?

  • If you choose to enter the draw/s, you can make your selections and submit your entries at an eHost anytime from 08h00 in the morning until 5 minutes before each of the draws
  • If you choose FreePlay, you can get it at an eHost anytime until 21h00 on the day of the draw only

How and when will I know what I qualify for?

  • We’ll let you know via SMS if you’ve qualified for the draws, so make sure we have your correct mobile number and that you’ve given us permission to communicate with you. You can do this at the Customer Service Desk
  • Launch Draw 5 January: We’ll send you a SMS on the morning of the draw, letting you know how many entries you have for that evening’s draw
  • Main Draws & FreePlay: For the other draws, we’ll send you a SMS in the morning on each draw day, telling you exactly which draw/s you qualify for, based on the number of points you’ve earned. We’ll also let you know if you qualify to choose FreePlay as an option
  • Here’s a reminder of those draw dates, so look out for a SMS from us on these days:
  • 19 January, 2 February, 16 February, 2 March, 16 March and 30 March (final draw)

What’s different about the final draw on 30 March?

  • We’ll be giving away an extra R50,000 in Cash at the 21h00 Final Draw. The good news is the number of points to earn remains the same (1000) for the chance to win a share in the last Cash prize of R150,000


  1. No person under 18 is allowed to gamble or participate in this promotion.
  2. Any person who has been issued with a Refusal of Entry order, or who is self-excluded, or who fall into category of excluded persons, is expressly prohibited from participating in this promotion.
  3. This promotion is closed to any persons who are directors, members, partners, employees, agents or consultants of or any other person who directly or indirectly controls or is controlled by the company or marketing service providers, or spouses, life partners, business partners or immediate family members.
  4. This promotion is open to all Rewards members. The promotional period commences at 08h00 on 5 January and ends on 30 March 2019.
  5. Draw entries cannot be purchased for cash, points burning or through any other form of consideration. Tickets or FreePlay will be issued for points earned by playing Slots and/ Tables during the promotional period.
  6. 6** Participants earn points by playing Slots or Tables whilst using their Golden Horse Rewards card and may choose to enter 19h00, 20h00 and or 21h00 draws based on points earned. Qualification criteria for Draws is set out as per below:
    Draw Time Points Required
    Bin 1 – 19h00 250 points per ticket
    Bin 2 – 20h00 500 points per ticket
    Bin 3 – 21h00 1000 points per ticket
    • Points earning criteria is set out out below (5 January – 29 March 2019):
      Draw Dates Points Earning Period
      5 January 2019 - Launch No points required
      19 January 2019 5 - 18 January 2019
      2 February 2019 19 January - 1 February 2019
      16 February 2019 2 - 15 February 2019
      2 March 2019 16 February - 1 March 2019
      16 March 2019 2 - 15 March 2019
      30 March 2019 16 - 29 March 2019
      • Only points earned up until 07h59 on the day before the draw will be considered for the draw on the following day.
      • Ticket earning is limited to a maximum of 30 per draw day. No participant will have more than 30 tickets on the day of the draw.
      • Participants have a choice to redeem draw tickets, FreePlay or both based on points earned.
      • Participants qualify for R50 FreePlay for every 2,000 points earned - up to a maximum of R500 during the earning period.
      • Participants may choose to enter the draw/s, by making their selection and submitting entries at the eHost anytime from 08h00 in the morning until 5 minutes before each of the draws.
      • FreePlay is redeemable at the eHost anytime from 08h00 in the morning until 21h00 on the day of the draw only.
      • Participants may have more than one ticket in the entry bin per draw but can only win once per draw.
        Participation and Proxy nomination process
      • Prize winners will be selected by way of random electronic draw. Participants must activate their entry into the draw(s) at the e-Hosts, on the day of the draw(s) prior to the actual draw(s) within the specified times during which the entry bins are open. The opening and closing times for the entry bins are specified above.
      • Participants may register to decline to be present at the draws by completing a Proxy Form. Participants may nominate a Proxy to act on their behalf if they choose not to be present. Positive and acceptable form of identification must be presented by Participants and Nominee (If applicable) when completing a Proxy Form.
      • The prescribed Proxy Forms will be available at the Customer Services Desk from 08h00 to 15 minutes before each draw on the day of the draw where a participant can register to still be acknowledged for the prize, should he/she decline to be present for that draw or when the prize winners are announced on that day.
      • Prize winners who are present will be given 90 seconds to present themselves and must be in possession of evidence of the winning ticket and/or Rewards card belonging to the prize winner and/or positive and acceptable form of identification. Reasonable steps shall be taken to verify a prize winner using the Patron Management System, should the prize winner not be in possession of valid identification. Should proof of identification not be available on the system or the system is offline, verification will not be possible and the onus is on the prize winner to present a valid form of identification.
      • Should the prize winner not present themselves within 90 seconds, and there is no record of the prize winner declining the invitation to be present by completing the Prescribed Proxy Form, a re-draw will take place.
      • Should a prize winner who is eligible for a prize but who is not present as a result of declining an invite to be present for the draw by completing the Prescribed Proxy Form, the casino shall take all reasonable steps to contact the prize winner via the contact details provided in the Prescribed Proxy Form. In such circumstances the prize winner may claim the prize within 15 days from the day of the draw at the Guest Services Desk.
      • Nominees shall not be entitled to any prize(s) or benefits and shall not take receipt of prizes accruing to the winner they represent
      • 4 winners will be selected on each of the main draws and prizes are structured as follows:
        19h00 Draw 20h00 Draw 21h00 Draw
        Winner Value Winner Value Winner Value
        1 R10,000 1 R20,000 1 R50,000
        2 R7,500 2 R15,000 2 R25,000
        3 R5,000 3 R10,000 3 R15,000
        4 R2,500 4 R5,000 4 R10,000
        TOTAL R25,000 TOTAL R50,000 TOTAL R100,000
        • An extra R50,000 in CASH will be given away at the 21h00 on 30 March - Final Draw to the first prize winner.
          21h00 Draw
          Winner Value
          1 R100,000
          2 R25,000
          3 R15,000
          4 R10,000
          TOTAL R150,000
          • Each verified winner will get to choose a draw device in the order of which they were drawn to reveal their prize.
          • The prize winner must claim the prize at Golden Horse Casino within 15 days of the draw.
          • All decisions are final and binding and no correspondence or appeals will be entered into.
          • Prizes are not transferrable and cannot be exchanged. Prize winners must sign for receipt of prizes.
          • Any person transgressing the rules of this promotion will be disqualified.
          • In the event of technical failure or damage to the device used for the promotional draw, irrespective of the cause, another suitable device or method will be used, at the sole discretion of Management. This may include rescheduling times and a draw date.
          • Every participant in the promotion shall be deemed to have acknowledged and accepted the rules by virtue of their participation.
          • The above clauses are severable from each other. Should any clause or part thereof be found to be unenforceable by operation of the law, such clause or part thereof will be severed, and the remaining clauses shall remain in force.
          • Copies of these rules are available at the Customer Services Desk upon request