12 Mar 10

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the moment, so you may imagine that there might be little affinity for going to Zimbabwe’s casinos. Actually, it seems to be working the opposite way around, with the atrocious economic circumstances creating a higher desire to gamble, to try and locate a quick win, a way out of the difficulty.

For nearly all of the locals surviving on the meager nearby wages, there are 2 popular types of wagering, the national lotto and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else on the globe, there is a state lottery where the chances of succeeding are remarkably low, but then the prizes are also very large. It’s been said by economists who understand the subject that the lion’s share do not buy a card with a real assumption of profiting. Zimbet is founded on one of the local or the United Kingston football leagues and involves determining the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other hand, look after the exceedingly rich of the state and travelers. Up till recently, there was a exceptionally substantial vacationing industry, founded on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and connected bloodshed have cut into this trade.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and one armed bandits, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has only slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only one armed bandits. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which offer gaming tables, slot machines and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which has video poker machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the aforementioned talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a parimutuel betting system), there are also two horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the economy has diminished by beyond 40 percent in recent years and with the associated deprivation and violence that has come about, it is not known how healthy the sightseeing business which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the next few years. How many of them will carry on till things improve is merely not known.

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