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February 25th, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the moment, so you might think that there might be very little affinity for visiting Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In reality, it appears to be functioning the opposite way around, with the atrocious market conditions leading to a higher desire to gamble, to try and discover a quick win, a way out of the problems.

For many of the people subsisting on the abysmal local money, there are two established forms of gambling, the state lotto and Zimbet. Just as with almost everywhere else on the planet, there is a state lottery where the chances of succeeding are surprisingly tiny, but then the jackpots are also very large. It’s been said by economists who understand the concept that the lion’s share don’t purchase a card with a real assumption of hitting. Zimbet is built on one of the local or the UK soccer leagues and involves predicting the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other foot, mollycoddle the extremely rich of the society and tourists. Until a short while ago, there was a considerably substantial vacationing business, founded on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic anxiety and connected violence have carved into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, 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 just the slot machines. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just one armed bandits. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which offer table games, one armed bandits and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the two of which has video poker machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the above alluded to lottery and Zimbet (which is considerably like a parimutuel betting system), there are also two horse racing tracks in the nation: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the market has contracted by beyond forty percent in recent years and with the associated deprivation and violence that has resulted, it isn’t well-known how well the sightseeing industry which funds Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the near future. How many of them will still be around until conditions get better is simply not known.

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