31 May 22

[ English ]

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the current time, so you could think that there would be very little desire for going to Zimbabwe’s casinos. In fact, it appears to be operating the opposite way around, with the desperate market circumstances creating a bigger ambition to gamble, to try and find a quick win, a way from the crisis.

For almost all of the citizens subsisting on the meager nearby wages, there are 2 established forms of gambling, the state lottery and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else on the planet, there is a state lotto where the probabilities of hitting are extremely low, but then the jackpots are also extremely big. It’s been said by financial experts who study the concept that most don’t buy a ticket with a real expectation of hitting. Zimbet is founded on one of the local or the English football divisions and involves determining the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other foot, cater to the considerably rich of the country and sightseers. Up till a short while ago, there was a incredibly substantial sightseeing business, founded on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic anxiety and associated conflict have cut into this trade.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five 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 just one armed bandits. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which contain table games, slot machines and video machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the two of which have video poker machines and table games.

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

Given that the market has contracted by more than 40% in recent years and with the associated poverty and conflict that has come to pass, it is not well-known how well the vacationing business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will still be around until conditions get better is basically not known.