21 Sep 15

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the moment, so you could envision that there might be little affinity for patronizing Zimbabwe’s casinos. In reality, it appears to be working the opposite way, with the crucial market circumstances creating a greater desire to wager, to try and locate a quick win, a way from the situation.

For many of the citizens surviving on the abysmal nearby wages, there are two common forms of gambling, the national lottery and Zimbet. As with almost everywhere else on the planet, there is a state lottery where the probabilities of succeeding are surprisingly small, but then the winnings are also extremely big. It’s been said by economists who study the subject that the majority don’t purchase a card with a real belief of winning. Zimbet is built on either the domestic or the English soccer divisions and involves predicting the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, pamper the extremely rich of the country and vacationers. Until a short time ago, there was a incredibly large sightseeing business, founded on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The market anxiety and associated violence have cut into this market.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree Casino, which has just the slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slot machines. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which have gaming tables, slot machines and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which offer slot machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the aforementioned alluded to lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a parimutuel betting system), there are also two horse racing complexes in the nation: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Given that the economy has diminished by more than 40% in the past few years and with the associated deprivation and violence that has resulted, it is not well-known how well the vacationing business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the in the years to come. How many of the casinos will still be around until things improve is simply unknown.

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