Zimbabwe gambling dens
May 17th, 2018 by Isai
[ English ]

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the current time, so you could imagine that there would be very little appetite for patronizing Zimbabwe’s casinos. In fact, it seems to be functioning the opposite way, with the desperate market circumstances leading to a larger desire to wager, to try and locate a quick win, a way out of the problems.

For almost all of the citizens surviving on the abysmal local wages, there are 2 established styles of wagering, the state lotto and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else on the planet, there is a state lotto where the chances of profiting are surprisingly small, but then the winnings are also very high. It’s been said by economists who understand the situation that the majority don’t purchase a card with an actual belief of winning. Zimbet is founded on one of the domestic or the UK soccer leagues and involves determining the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other foot, pander to the very rich of the country and sightseers. Until not long ago, there was a considerably big sightseeing business, founded on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and connected conflict have cut into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, 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 slots. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which have table games, slots and video machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which have gaming machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the aforestated mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a pools system), there are a total of 2 horse racing complexes in the nation: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the economy has shrunk by beyond 40% in the past few years and with the associated poverty and violence that has resulted, it isn’t understood how well the sightseeing business which funds Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the near future. How many of them will survive till conditions improve is simply unknown.

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