11 Mar 10

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the moment, so you could think that there might be very little desire for going to Zimbabwe’s casinos. In reality, it appears to be working the opposite way, with the desperate economic conditions leading to a greater ambition to gamble, to try and find a fast win, a way from the crisis.

For almost all of the locals subsisting on the abysmal nearby wages, there are two common forms of gambling, the state lotto and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else on the globe, there is a national lotto where the chances of winning are surprisingly tiny, but then the prizes are also extremely big. It’s been said by economists who look at the situation that the lion’s share don’t buy a ticket with a real assumption of hitting. Zimbet is founded on one of the national or the UK soccer leagues and involves predicting the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other shoe, pander to the exceedingly rich of the state and travelers. Up till recently, there was a extremely large vacationing business, founded on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic collapse and connected violence have carved into this trade.

Among Zimbabwe’s casinos, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree Casino, which has just the slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just one armed bandits. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which contain 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, both of which has gaming machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the aforementioned mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a pools system), there are also two horse racing tracks in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the economy has contracted by beyond forty percent in recent years and with the connected deprivation and crime that has arisen, it is not well-known how healthy the tourist industry which supports Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will still be around till things get better is merely unknown.

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