Zimbabwe Casinos

by Nathaniel on January 1st, 2010

[ English ]

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the current time, so you could think that there might be little appetite for going to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. Actually, it seems to be operating the other way around, with the atrocious economic circumstances creating a bigger desire to play, to attempt to locate a quick win, a way out of the situation.

For nearly all of the locals surviving on the meager nearby wages, there are 2 dominant styles of betting, the state lottery and Zimbet. As with most everywhere else in the world, there is a state lotto where the odds of profiting are remarkably tiny, but then the jackpots are also surprisingly large. It’s been said by financial experts who look at the situation that the lion’s share do not buy a ticket with a real belief of profiting. Zimbet is founded on one of the domestic or the British football leagues and involves predicting the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other foot, pamper the extremely rich of the country and vacationers. Up until a short while ago, there was a very big vacationing business, founded on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The market collapse and connected conflict have cut into this trade.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has just the slot machines. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slot machines. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which contain table games, one armed bandits and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which have gaming machines and tables.

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

Since the economy has deflated by more than forty percent in recent years and with the connected deprivation and violence that has resulted, it isn’t known how healthy the sightseeing industry which funds Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will survive till things get better is simply not known.

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