Zimbabwe Casinos

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the current time, so you might think that there would be very little appetite for going to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In reality, it seems to be operating the opposite way, with the atrocious economic circumstances creating a higher desire to wager, to try and discover a quick win, a way out of the crisis.

For many of the locals surviving on the abysmal local earnings, there are two popular types of wagering, the state lotto and Zimbet. Just as with almost everywhere else on the globe, there is a state lottery where the chances of hitting are extremely low, but then the winnings are also unbelievably high. It’s been said by market analysts who look at the situation that many do not purchase a ticket with an actual expectation of winning. Zimbet is built on either the domestic or the UK soccer divisions and involves determining the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, pamper the exceedingly rich of the state and tourists. Up until a short while ago, there was a very substantial tourist business, built on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and connected conflict have cut into this market.

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

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

Seeing as that the economy has contracted by more than forty percent in recent years and with the associated deprivation and violence that has cropped up, it isn’t understood how healthy the sightseeing business which supports Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the near future. How many of the casinos will still be around till conditions get better is merely unknown.

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