5 Jun 23

The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you may imagine that there might be very little affinity for supporting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In fact, it appears to be operating the opposite way around, with the critical market conditions leading to a greater desire to gamble, to attempt to locate a fast win, a way from the problems.

For many of the locals surviving on the meager local earnings, there are two popular types of gambling, the state lotto and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else on the planet, there is a state lottery where the probabilities of succeeding are remarkably low, but then the prizes are also surprisingly big. It’s been said by financial experts who understand the subject that most don’t purchase a ticket with a real expectation of winning. Zimbet is built on either the national or the United Kingston football divisions and involves predicting the outcomes of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other foot, look after the considerably rich of the country and vacationers. Up until a short while ago, there was a very substantial vacationing business, based on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The market collapse and connected conflict 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 5 gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree gambling hall, which has only slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only one armed bandits. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which offer gaming tables, one armed bandits and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which offer slot machines and table games.

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

Since the market has contracted by more than forty percent in recent years and with the associated poverty and conflict that has cropped up, it is not well-known how well the sightseeing industry which supports Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will survive till conditions improve is merely unknown.

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