17 Feb 19

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you could envision that there might be little desire for patronizing Zimbabwe’s casinos. In reality, it appears to be functioning the opposite way around, with the crucial market circumstances leading to a larger desire to gamble, to try and discover a quick win, a way from the problems.

For nearly all of the people subsisting on the meager nearby wages, there are two dominant types of gambling, the national lottery and Zimbet. Just as with almost everywhere else on the globe, there is a national lottery where the odds of profiting are remarkably small, but then the prizes are also extremely large. It’s been said by market analysts who understand the subject that most do not buy a card with a real belief of winning. Zimbet is built on either the local or the English football divisions and involves determining the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other hand, pander to the exceedingly rich of the society and sightseers. Up until not long ago, there was a considerably big vacationing business, centered on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The market woes and connected conflict have carved into this trade.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s casinos, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and one armed bandits, and the Plumtree Casino, which has only slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slots. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which contain gaming tables, slot machines and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which offer video poker machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the above talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is considerably like a pools system), there is a total of two horse racing tracks in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the economy has shrunk by beyond 40% in recent years and with the connected deprivation and crime that has arisen, it is not well-known how well the tourist industry which funds Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will survive till conditions get better is basically not known.


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