2 Jan 16

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the moment, so you might imagine that there might be very little affinity for patronizing Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. Actually, it seems to be working the opposite way around, with the awful economic conditions creating a bigger ambition to gamble, to attempt to locate a quick win, a way out of the crisis.

For almost all of the people subsisting on the abysmal nearby money, there are two popular forms of betting, the national lotto and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else in the world, there is a national lotto where the probabilities of succeeding are remarkably tiny, but then the winnings are also remarkably large. It’s been said by financial experts who understand the concept that most don’t buy a ticket with a real belief of hitting. Zimbet is founded on either the domestic or the UK football divisions and involves predicting the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other foot, look after the incredibly rich of the society and tourists. Up until a short while ago, there was a very substantial vacationing industry, centered on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The market collapse and associated conflict have carved into this market.

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

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the previously talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a parimutuel betting system), there are a total of two horse racing tracks in the nation: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Given that the market has deflated by beyond 40 percent in the past few years and with the associated poverty and crime that has come about, it isn’t well-known how well the sightseeing industry which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the near future. How many of the casinos will be alive until things get better is basically not known.

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