15 Sep 23

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the current time, so you could think that there might be very little appetite for patronizing Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In reality, it seems to be operating the other way around, with the awful economic circumstances creating a larger eagerness to wager, to attempt to find a quick win, a way from the problems.

For almost all of the people subsisting on the abysmal nearby wages, there are 2 dominant styles of betting, the national lottery and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else on the globe, there is a national lottery where the chances of profiting are unbelievably low, but then the winnings are also very large. It’s been said by economists who study the situation that most do not purchase a card with a real belief of hitting. Zimbet is centered on either the domestic or the UK soccer leagues and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, pander to the extremely rich of the state and sightseers. Up until recently, there was a exceptionally substantial vacationing industry, built on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The market woes and associated violence have cut into this trade.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, 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 den, which has only slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only one armed bandits. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which have table games, one armed bandits and video machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which has slot machines and table games.

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 complexes in the nation: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd municipality) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the market has deflated by beyond 40% in recent years and with the associated poverty and crime that has come about, it is not understood how healthy the tourist business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the near future. How many of the casinos will carry on until things get better is merely unknown.

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