25 Dec 23

The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the current time, so you could think that there might be little desire for supporting Zimbabwe’s casinos. In fact, it seems to be operating the other way around, with the critical market circumstances leading to a higher ambition to bet, to attempt to discover a fast win, a way out of the situation.

For nearly all of the locals surviving on the meager local wages, there are 2 popular styles of wagering, the state lotto and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else on the globe, there is a national lottery where the chances of hitting are remarkably low, but then the winnings are also very large. It’s been said by market analysts who understand the situation that the majority don’t purchase a ticket with a real expectation of profiting. Zimbet is based on one of the local or the English football leagues and involves predicting the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other hand, look after the astonishingly rich of the society and travelers. Until recently, there was a extremely substantial sightseeing business, built on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic collapse and connected violence have cut 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 only slots. 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, both of which contain gaming tables, slots and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the two of which have video poker machines and tables.

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

Since the economy has contracted by more than 40 percent in the past few years and with the associated deprivation and violence that has come about, it isn’t known how well the vacationing business which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will still be around till things improve is merely not known.

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