The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you might envision that there might be little affinity for visiting Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In reality, it seems to be working the opposite way, with the critical market circumstances creating a greater desire to play, to try and locate a quick win, a way out of the situation.
For many of the citizens living on the meager local wages, there are 2 dominant forms of betting, the national lottery and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else in the world, there is a national lottery where the probabilities of winning are unbelievably low, but then the winnings are also very large. It’s been said by market analysts who look at the situation that many do not buy a ticket with an actual assumption of hitting. Zimbet is centered on either the local or the UK soccer leagues and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.
Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, mollycoddle the considerably rich of the society and tourists. Until recently, there was a exceptionally large sightseeing business, centered on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The market anxiety and connected crime have cut into this market.
Among Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, 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 hall, which has just the slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only one armed bandits. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which contain table games, slots and video machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the two of which has video poker machines and tables.
In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the aforestated alluded to lottery and Zimbet (which is considerably like a parimutuel betting system), there are also 2 horse racing complexes in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.
Seeing as that the market has deflated by beyond 40 percent in the past few years and with the connected deprivation and violence that has arisen, it is not understood how well the vacationing business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will carry on till conditions improve is simply not known.