Zimbabwe Casinos

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The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the current time, so you could imagine that there would be little appetite for supporting Zimbabwe’s casinos. Actually, it seems to be operating the opposite way around, with the awful economic conditions creating a higher eagerness to gamble, to attempt to find a quick win, a way from the difficulty.

For most of the locals surviving on the abysmal local wages, there are 2 common types of wagering, the state lotto and Zimbet. As with almost everywhere else on the planet, there is a national lottery where the chances of profiting are surprisingly small, but then the winnings are also very large. It’s been said by market analysts who study the concept that most don’t buy a card with an actual expectation of hitting. Zimbet is centered on either the domestic or the English soccer leagues and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other hand, mollycoddle the astonishingly rich of the nation and tourists. Until a short time ago, there was a extremely substantial sightseeing industry, centered on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The market collapse and associated conflict have carved into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s casinos, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has only slot machine games. 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, 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, both of which have video poker machines and tables.

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

Seeing as that the economy has contracted by more than 40% in the past few years and with the associated deprivation and crime that has resulted, it is not known how healthy the sightseeing industry which funds Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will still be around until conditions get better is simply not known.

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