31 Dec 15

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the moment, so you might think that there would be very little affinity for going to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In fact, it seems to be working the other way around, with the crucial market conditions creating a higher ambition to play, to try and locate a fast win, a way from the situation.

For the majority of the citizens surviving on the tiny nearby wages, there are 2 common forms of betting, the state lottery and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else on the globe, there is a national lotto where the odds of winning are remarkably small, but then the jackpots are also very big. It’s been said by economists who study the subject that most don’t purchase a card with an actual belief of hitting. Zimbet is based on one of the national or the English soccer divisions and involves determining the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other shoe, cater to the very rich of the society and vacationers. Up until recently, there was a extremely large sightseeing industry, based on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic anxiety and connected conflict 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 only slots. Mutare has 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 have gaming machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

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

Given that the market has contracted by more than 40% in recent years and with the associated deprivation and violence that has come to pass, it isn’t known how healthy the vacationing industry which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will carry on till things improve is basically unknown.


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