Zimbabwe gambling dens

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the current time, so you could imagine that there might be little affinity for visiting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. Actually, it appears to be functioning the other way around, with the crucial economic conditions leading to a larger desire to wager, to try and discover a quick win, a way out of the situation.

For nearly all of the people subsisting on the abysmal local wages, there are 2 established styles of gaming, the national lotto and Zimbet. As with practically everywhere else on the planet, there is a national lottery where the probabilities of winning are surprisingly low, but then the prizes are also remarkably large. It’s been said by financial experts who look at the idea that most do not buy a card with a real assumption of winning. Zimbet is based on either the national or the English football leagues and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other foot, mollycoddle the very rich of the state and vacationers. Up until not long ago, there was a very big vacationing business, centered on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The market anxiety and connected crime have carved into this market.

Amongst 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 hall, which has just the slot machines. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slots. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which contain gaming tables, slot machines and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which offer video poker machines and tables.

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

Seeing as that the economy has diminished by beyond 40 percent in recent years and with the associated deprivation and conflict that has cropped up, it isn’t known how healthy the sightseeing business which supports Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the next few years. How many of them will carry through till things improve is simply not known.