15 Sep 19

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the moment, so you could think that there would be very little desire for visiting Zimbabwe’s casinos. Actually, it appears to be functioning the other way, with the atrocious economic circumstances creating a bigger eagerness to play, to try and locate a quick win, a way from the difficulty.

For nearly all of the people subsisting on the abysmal local wages, there are 2 established types of gaming, the national lotto and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else on the globe, there is a national lotto where the chances of profiting are unbelievably small, but then the prizes are also surprisingly large. It’s been said by market analysts who study the concept that many don’t purchase a ticket with the rational expectation of winning. Zimbet is built on either the domestic or the United Kingston soccer divisions and involves predicting the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, mollycoddle the extremely rich of the country and tourists. Until recently, there was a considerably substantial vacationing industry, founded on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic anxiety and associated conflict have carved into this trade.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and one armed bandits, 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, both of which have table games, slot machines and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which have slot machines and table games.

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

Given that the market has deflated by beyond 40% in recent years and with the connected deprivation and bloodshed that has cropped up, it isn’t well-known how healthy the sightseeing business which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the next few years. How many of them will still be around till things get better is merely not known.


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