25 Oct 15

[ English ]

The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the moment, so you might think that there would be little desire for supporting Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In fact, it appears to be functioning the opposite way, with the atrocious economic circumstances creating a larger ambition to wager, to try and discover a fast win, a way out of the difficulty.

For almost all of the citizens subsisting on the abysmal local wages, there are two established styles of gambling, the national lottery and Zimbet. As with most everywhere else in the world, there is a national lottery where the probabilities of profiting are extremely small, but then the prizes are also unbelievably large. It’s been said by market analysts who understand the situation that the lion’s share do not buy a card with a real expectation of winning. Zimbet is founded on either the domestic or the English soccer leagues and involves determining the outcomes of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other hand, look after the incredibly rich of the country and tourists. Until recently, there was a considerably big sightseeing industry, built on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic anxiety and associated bloodshed have cut into this trade.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has only slot machine games. 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, the two of which have gaming tables, one armed bandits and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which have video poker machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the previously talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a pools 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 market has deflated by more than forty percent in the past few years and with the connected poverty and bloodshed that has come to pass, it isn’t well-known how healthy the vacationing industry which funds Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the in the years to come. How many of the casinos will still be around until things improve is basically unknown.

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