4 Apr 16

[ English ]

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the current time, so you might imagine that there would be little desire for visiting Zimbabwe’s casinos. In fact, it appears to be functioning the other way, with the desperate market conditions leading to a bigger eagerness to bet, to try and find a quick win, a way out of the situation.

For almost all of the people surviving on the abysmal nearby wages, there are two popular forms of gambling, the state lotto and Zimbet. As with practically everywhere else on the globe, there is a national lotto where the chances of profiting are unbelievably low, but then the jackpots are also remarkably big. It’s been said by financial experts who study the subject that most don’t buy a card with a real assumption of profiting. Zimbet is centered on either the national or the English football leagues and involves determining the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other shoe, pamper the extremely rich of the society and travelers. Up until a short while ago, there was a exceptionally large tourist business, built on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic anxiety and associated bloodshed have carved into this trade.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has only slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slot machines. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which offer table games, one armed bandits and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which has gaming machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the aforestated alluded to lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a parimutuel betting system), there is a total of 2 horse racing tracks in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Given that the economy has deflated by more than forty percent in recent years and with the connected poverty and violence that has come to pass, it isn’t known how healthy the sightseeing industry which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the near future. How many of them will carry through until things improve is merely unknown.

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