Zimbabwe Casinos

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you could imagine that there would be little affinity for going to Zimbabwe’s casinos. In fact, it appears to be operating the other way around, with the desperate market conditions creating a greater ambition to gamble, to try and find a quick win, a way out of the crisis.

For most of the citizens subsisting on the meager local earnings, there are 2 common forms of wagering, the state lottery and Zimbet. Just as with almost everywhere else in the world, there is a national lottery where the odds of profiting are extremely tiny, but then the jackpots are also surprisingly large. It’s been said by financial experts who study the subject that most don’t buy a ticket with the rational assumption of profiting. Zimbet is founded on either the local or the British football leagues and involves predicting the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other shoe, look after the astonishingly rich of the country and sightseers. Up till not long ago, there was a incredibly large sightseeing business, built on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The market anxiety and connected violence have carved into this trade.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree gambling hall, which has only slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slot machines. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which offer table games, slot machines and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which has video poker machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the above mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a parimutuel betting system), there are a total of 2 horse racing tracks in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the economy has diminished by more than 40 percent in recent years and with the associated poverty and violence that has cropped up, it isn’t understood how well the sightseeing business which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the next few years. How many of them will survive until things improve is basically not known.

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