The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you might envision that there would be little desire for visiting Zimbabwe’s casinos. In reality, it seems to be functioning the other way around, with the awful market circumstances creating a larger eagerness to play, to try and find a fast win, a way from the difficulty.
For many of the citizens living on the abysmal local wages, there are two established styles of betting, the national lottery and Zimbet. As with practically everywhere else in the world, there is a national lottery where the probabilities of winning are surprisingly low, but then the prizes are also remarkably big. It’s been said by market analysts who understand the subject that the lion’s share do not purchase a ticket with a real assumption of profiting. Zimbet is built on one of the national or the English football leagues and involves determining the outcomes of future matches.
Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other shoe, cater to the considerably rich of the society and travelers. Up till a short time ago, there was a considerably substantial sightseeing industry, built on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic collapse and associated conflict have carved into this trade.
Among Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree gambling hall, which has just the slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slots. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which contain table games, slot machines and video machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which offer video poker machines and table games.
In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the aforementioned alluded to lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a pools system), there are also two horse racing complexes in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.
Since the market has deflated by beyond forty percent in the past few years and with the associated poverty and violence that has cropped up, it is not known how well the sightseeing industry which funds Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will survive till things improve is simply not known.