Zimbabwe gambling dens

Saturday, 5. May 2018

[ English ]

The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you may envision that there might be very little desire for visiting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In fact, it seems to be operating the other way around, with the desperate economic conditions creating a greater desire to wager, to try and discover a fast win, a way out of the difficulty.

For the majority of the locals subsisting on the abysmal local money, there are two established types of gaming, the national lottery and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else on the planet, there is a state lotto where the odds of winning are remarkably tiny, but then the prizes are also unbelievably large. It’s been said by market analysts who study the situation that the lion’s share do not buy a ticket with a real belief of hitting. Zimbet is built on either the local or the British soccer leagues and involves determining the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other foot, pamper the astonishingly rich of the country and vacationers. Up till recently, there was a considerably substantial vacationing industry, centered on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The market woes and connected conflict have cut into this market.

Among Zimbabwe’s casinos, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree Casino, which has just the slots. 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, both of which offer table games, slots and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the two of which offer gaming machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the previously talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a parimutuel betting system), there are a total of two horse racing tracks in the nation: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the market has shrunk by beyond 40 percent in recent years and with the connected poverty and violence that has resulted, it is not known how healthy the vacationing industry which supports Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the in the years to come. How many of the casinos will survive until things improve is merely unknown.

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