Zimbabwe Casinos

by Nathaniel on July 5th, 2022

[ English ]

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the moment, so you might imagine that there would be very little desire for going to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In reality, it appears to be functioning the other way around, with the critical economic conditions leading to a bigger ambition to bet, to try and locate a quick win, a way from the problems.

For many of the people surviving on the tiny local wages, there are 2 common forms of wagering, the national lotto and Zimbet. As with practically everywhere else in the world, there is a state lotto where the probabilities of profiting are remarkably tiny, but then the prizes are also very big. It’s been said by economists who understand the subject that the majority do not buy a ticket with an actual assumption of winning. Zimbet is founded on either the local or the United Kingston soccer divisions and involves predicting the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other hand, look after the incredibly rich of the society and tourists. Up till a short time ago, there was a very substantial sightseeing industry, founded on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The market anxiety and connected bloodshed have cut into this trade.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s casinos, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five 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 only one armed bandits. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which have gaming tables, slots and video machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which has video poker machines and tables.

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

Given that the economy has deflated by more than 40% in recent years and with the associated deprivation and conflict that has arisen, it isn’t known how healthy the tourist business which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will be alive until things get better is basically not known.

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