Zimbabwe gambling dens

Saturday, 5. December 2009

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the current time, so you could imagine that there would be very little desire for going to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In fact, it seems to be operating the opposite way around, with the crucial economic conditions creating a bigger desire to play, to try and find a quick win, a way from the difficulty.

For the majority of the locals surviving on the abysmal nearby earnings, there are 2 popular forms of wagering, the state lotto and Zimbet. As with almost everywhere else on the planet, there is a state lottery where the chances of profiting are remarkably small, but then the winnings are also remarkably large. It’s been said by financial experts who look at the subject that the majority do not buy a card with the rational expectation of winning. Zimbet is centered on either the domestic or the British football leagues and involves determining the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other hand, mollycoddle the exceedingly rich of the country and vacationers. Until a short while ago, there was a very large sightseeing industry, based on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The market collapse and associated bloodshed 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 five gaming tables and one armed bandits, and the Plumtree gambling hall, which has just the slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slot machines. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which contain gaming tables, slots and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the two of which has gaming machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the aforementioned alluded to lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a parimutuel betting system), there is a total of two horse racing tracks in the nation: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Given that the economy has contracted by beyond 40 percent in the past few years and with the associated poverty and violence that has arisen, it isn’t known how well the sightseeing industry which funds Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will carry on till conditions improve is basically unknown.

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