Zimbabwe Casinos

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you may imagine that there might be little affinity for supporting Zimbabwe’s casinos. In fact, it appears to be working the opposite way, with the desperate market circumstances leading to a bigger desire to bet, to attempt to find a fast win, a way out of the crisis.

For the majority of the citizens subsisting on the tiny local money, there are 2 dominant styles of wagering, the state lotto and Zimbet. As with almost everywhere else in the world, there is a state lottery where the probabilities of hitting are remarkably small, but then the jackpots are also surprisingly big. It’s been said by economists who study the idea that the majority don’t buy a ticket with an actual assumption of winning. Zimbet is built on one of the national or the British soccer leagues and involves determining the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other hand, cater to the very rich of the society and sightseers. Up till a short time ago, there was a incredibly substantial sightseeing industry, centered on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The market collapse and connected crime have cut into this trade.

Amongst 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 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 offer table games, slot machines and video 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 casinos and the aforestated mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a parimutuel betting system), there are a total of 2 horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the economy has contracted by more than 40% in the past few years and with the connected deprivation and violence that has come about, it is not known how well the sightseeing industry which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will survive until things improve is basically unknown.

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