15 Jan 17

[ English ]

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the moment, so you may think that there would be very little desire for patronizing Zimbabwe’s casinos. In reality, it seems to be operating the opposite way around, with the desperate economic circumstances creating a larger eagerness to gamble, to try and find a fast win, a way out of the difficulty.

For most of the people surviving on the meager nearby earnings, there are two popular types of gaming, the national lottery and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else in the world, there is a national lotto where the probabilities of profiting are unbelievably small, but then the winnings are also unbelievably high. It’s been said by economists who study the subject that many do not purchase a ticket with a real expectation of hitting. Zimbet is founded on one of the national or the United Kingston football leagues and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other foot, look after the exceedingly rich of the state and tourists. Until not long ago, there was a extremely big sightseeing industry, based on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and connected violence have cut into this trade.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has just the slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slots. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which contain table games, slots and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which has gaming machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the above alluded to lottery and Zimbet (which is considerably like a parimutuel betting system), there is a total of two horse racing complexes in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second municipality) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the economy has deflated by more than 40% in recent years and with the connected deprivation and violence that has resulted, it isn’t understood how healthy the vacationing business which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will survive till things get better is basically unknown.

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