Zimbabwe gambling dens

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the current time, so you might imagine that there would be very little desire for going to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In fact, it seems to be working the opposite way, with the awful market conditions creating a higher eagerness to gamble, to attempt to locate a fast win, a way from the crisis.

For almost all of the citizens subsisting on the meager local wages, there are two popular styles of betting, the state lottery and Zimbet. As with practically everywhere else in the world, there is a national lottery where the chances of winning are unbelievably low, but then the winnings are also extremely large. It’s been said by economists who study the subject that many don’t purchase a card with the rational expectation of hitting. Zimbet is based on either the local or the UK soccer leagues and involves predicting the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other foot, pander to the incredibly rich of the nation and travelers. Up until recently, there was a extremely big vacationing business, founded on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and associated bloodshed have cut into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree Casino, which has only slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slot machines. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which have gaming tables, 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 has video poker machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the previously mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a parimutuel betting system), there is a total of 2 horse racing complexes in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the market has diminished by more than 40% in the past few years and with the associated poverty and crime that has come about, it is not well-known how well the tourist industry which supports Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the near future. How many of the casinos will carry through till things improve is simply not known.

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