25 Oct 22

[ English ]

The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the current time, so you could think that there would be very little affinity for visiting Zimbabwe’s casinos. Actually, it seems to be functioning the other way, with the desperate market conditions creating a bigger ambition to gamble, to attempt to locate a fast win, a way out of the situation.

For almost all of the citizens subsisting on the abysmal local wages, there are two dominant styles of gambling, the state lottery and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else on the planet, there is a national lottery where the probabilities of winning are extremely small, but then the jackpots are also remarkably big. It’s been said by market analysts who study the concept that the lion’s share do not buy a card with the rational assumption of profiting. Zimbet is founded on one of the national or the English football leagues and involves predicting the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other shoe, pander to the exceedingly rich of the nation and tourists. Until a short time ago, there was a considerably large tourist business, built on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and connected crime have carved into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and one armed bandits, and the Plumtree gambling hall, which has just the slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slot machines. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which offer gaming tables, one armed bandits and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the two of which offer gaming machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

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

Seeing as that the market has contracted by beyond 40 percent in recent years and with the connected deprivation and violence that has come about, it isn’t well-known how well the tourist business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the near future. How many of the casinos will survive until things improve is merely unknown.

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