7 Feb 24

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you could envision that there would be very little affinity for patronizing Zimbabwe’s casinos. In reality, it appears to be working the opposite way, with the crucial economic circumstances creating a bigger eagerness to wager, to try and find a fast win, a way out of the problems.

For the majority of the people living on the meager local earnings, there are 2 established types of gaming, the state lottery and Zimbet. Just as with almost everywhere else on the globe, there is a national lottery where the odds of hitting are unbelievably small, but then the prizes are also extremely large. It’s been said by economists who understand the concept that most don’t purchase a ticket with the rational belief of hitting. Zimbet is centered on either the national or the UK soccer divisions and involves predicting the outcomes of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other shoe, pamper the considerably rich of the nation and sightseers. Up till a short while ago, there was a extremely big sightseeing business, based on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The market collapse and associated conflict have carved into this market.

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 slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slots. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which have table games, 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 slot machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the aforestated mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a pools system), there is a total of two horse racing tracks in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd municipality) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Given that the market has deflated by beyond 40% in the past few years and with the connected poverty and conflict that has come about, it is not well-known how well the vacationing industry which supports Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the next few years. How many of them will survive till things get better is simply unknown.

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