2 Dec 21

The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you may think that there might be very little desire for supporting Zimbabwe’s casinos. Actually, it appears to be operating the other way, with the awful market circumstances creating a bigger desire to play, to try and locate a quick win, a way from the problems.

For nearly all of the citizens subsisting on the abysmal local earnings, there are 2 common forms of betting, the national lottery and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else on the globe, there is a state lotto where the odds of hitting are surprisingly tiny, but then the prizes are also surprisingly big. It’s been said by market analysts who look at the concept that the majority do not purchase a card with a real belief of profiting. Zimbet is centered on either the local or the UK soccer leagues and involves predicting the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other hand, look after the very rich of the nation and tourists. Until a short while ago, there was a exceptionally large tourist industry, centered on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The market collapse and associated bloodshed have cut into this market.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, 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 gambling hall, which has only slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slot machines. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which offer table games, slots and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which has video poker machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the aforementioned alluded to lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a parimutuel betting system), there is a total of 2 horse racing complexes 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 more than forty percent in the past few years and with the associated poverty and conflict that has cropped up, it isn’t understood how well the tourist business which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will be alive till conditions get better is basically not known.

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