7 Mar 08

The consistent shortage in the numbers of, Mozambique’s casinos is in one sense quite puzzling, in one way or another.

In past years, the country was a location where lots of South Africans would check out to flee from the considerably prohibitive policies on games of chance (and, it has to be said, mixing with other races) that they had at home. For these reasons, you are likely to anticipate a picture of an advancing sector to cater to that tourist business.

At the same time, perhaps it is not really a discovery. The city is undeniably the most deficient over the world, having gone through a gruesome civil war (followed by devastating floods) from which it is still, very slowly, getting back on its feet. This may make a place much less of a tourist focal point, as much as there is today a inviting view along a couple of the country’s outstanding beaches.

It is added to that confirmed that regionally to a certain degree, Mozambique’s casinos have had to compete with others in the recently liberalized South Africa, which is inclusive of the famous Sun City founded by the Kerzner family management.

Here is a list of Mozambique’s casinos:

Maputo: Polana Casino Hotel

There are seventy-eight slot machines and also video poker games, 5 tables of American roulette, four blackjack tables, also 1 poker table.

Namaacha: Sol Libombos Hotel Casino

There are forty slot machines, American roulette, as well as two tables for poker as well as punto banco.

It is thought that over time the whole tourism sector in Mozambique will thrive productively. While the local languages are, of course, African, there is added to that the balance of Portuguese from the old colonial power and the distinctive and accelerating awakening of English, both from South Africa and as part of the worldwide phenomenon. The country is distinctly cheap (naturally, as it is extremely poor) and as above, has some of the most captivating beaches worldwide, fronting onto the Indian Ocean. Those are the combination of things that make tourism agents drool, and as the country climbs out of its prevailing slump, it’s likely that not only will tourism expand, but that the list of casinos in Mozambique will grow longer as well.

While the country is doubtful to ever restore its character as a destination for partying South Africans, as there are now other choices closer to home for them to revel in, the expansion of a long distance tourism business is being arranged. This would be to cater to Europeans seeking winter sun, as a break from the dullness of the Northern Hemisphere winter. Plus, of course, the greatest prawns (shrimp) in the world come from just offshore, in the Mozambique Channel.