Zimbabwe gambling dens

Monday, 23. November 2009

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The act of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the current time, so you could imagine that there might be very little desire for visiting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In fact, it seems to be operating the opposite way around, with the critical market conditions creating a greater eagerness to bet, to try and locate a quick win, a way out of the situation.

For nearly all of the locals living on the tiny local earnings, there are 2 dominant forms of gaming, the state lottery and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else on the planet, there is a state lotto where the odds of hitting are surprisingly small, but then the winnings are also remarkably high. It’s been said by financial experts who study the situation that many don’t buy a card with a real expectation of hitting. Zimbet is based on either the national or the United Kingston soccer divisions and involves determining the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other hand, pamper the extremely rich of the state and vacationers. Up until a short time ago, there was a very substantial tourist industry, based on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The market anxiety and connected crime have carved 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 one armed bandits, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has just the 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, the pair of which contain table games, slots and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which have slot machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the aforementioned alluded to lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a pools 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.

Since the economy has shrunk by more than 40 percent in recent years and with the connected poverty and violence that has cropped up, it is not known how well the vacationing industry which funds Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the near future. How many of the casinos will be alive until things improve is simply not known.

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