21 Oct 21

The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you may imagine that there would be very little appetite for patronizing Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In reality, it appears to be operating the other way around, with the atrocious economic circumstances creating a larger eagerness to play, to attempt to locate a fast win, a way from the difficulty.

For most of the locals subsisting on the meager local money, there are 2 dominant styles of gaming, the state lottery and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else on the planet, there is a national lottery where the odds of succeeding are unbelievably low, but then the prizes are also unbelievably high. It’s been said by financial experts who look at the idea that the lion’s share don’t buy a ticket with an actual assumption of hitting. Zimbet is centered on one of the local or the British football leagues and involves predicting the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other hand, cater to the very rich of the nation and sightseers. Until a short while ago, there was a considerably large vacationing business, built on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The market woes and connected violence have cut into this market.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree gambling hall, which has only slot machine games. 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, the pair of which offer table games, slot machines and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which has gaming machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

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

Seeing as that the market has contracted by more than 40% in the past few years and with the associated deprivation and conflict that has come to pass, it is not understood how healthy the tourist business which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will survive until conditions get better is merely unknown.

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