The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the current time, so you may think that there might be little affinity for going to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. Actually, it appears to be functioning the other way, with the atrocious economic conditions leading to a greater desire to gamble, to attempt to locate a quick win, a way out of the problems.
For most of the people subsisting on the tiny nearby earnings, there are 2 common styles of gambling, the state lotto and Zimbet. Just as with almost everywhere else on the planet, there is a national lotto where the odds of winning are unbelievably tiny, but then the prizes are also unbelievably large. It’s been said by market analysts who understand the subject that the lion’s share don’t buy a card with an actual expectation of hitting. Zimbet is founded on either the local or the United Kingston football divisions and involves predicting the results of future games.
Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other hand, pamper the very rich of the nation and tourists. Up till recently, there was a extremely big tourist business, centered on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic collapse and connected conflict have carved 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 Casino, which has just the slot machines. 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 have table games, slot machines and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which have video poker machines and tables.
In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the aforementioned mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a pools system), there are a total of two horse racing tracks in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.
Since the economy has contracted by more than 40% in recent years and with the connected poverty and crime that has arisen, it isn’t well-known how healthy the tourist business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the next few years. How many of them will carry on till things improve is basically not known.