3 Feb 22

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you might imagine that there might be little appetite for visiting Zimbabwe’s casinos. Actually, it seems to be functioning the opposite way, with the awful economic conditions creating a bigger eagerness to bet, to attempt to discover a quick win, a way from the situation.

For almost all of the people living on the meager local earnings, there are 2 established types of wagering, the national lotto and Zimbet. Just as with almost everywhere else on the planet, there is a state lottery where the odds of hitting are extremely tiny, but then the prizes are also very large. It’s been said by market analysts who study the concept that the lion’s share don’t purchase a card with an actual expectation of winning. Zimbet is centered on one of the local or the UK football divisions and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other hand, pamper the very rich of the state and travelers. Until not long ago, there was a considerably big sightseeing business, based on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic collapse and connected crime have carved into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s casinos, 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 Casino, which has only slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slots. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which contain gaming tables, one armed bandits and video poker 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 blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the previously mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is considerably like a pools system), there are a total of two horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the market has contracted by beyond 40% in recent years and with the associated poverty and violence that has arisen, it isn’t well-known how healthy the vacationing industry which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the next few years. How many of them will still be around till things improve is basically not known.

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