Zimbabwe gambling halls

Tuesday, 5. April 2016

[ English ]

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the moment, so you may envision that there would be little appetite for going to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In fact, it appears to be working the opposite way, with the desperate market conditions creating a bigger desire to wager, to attempt to find a quick win, a way out of the situation.

For nearly all of the people subsisting on the tiny nearby money, there are 2 common forms of gambling, the national lotto and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else on the planet, there is a national lottery where the probabilities of hitting are unbelievably low, but then the jackpots are also extremely big. It’s been said by economists who look at the idea that many don’t buy a ticket with a real assumption of profiting. Zimbet is centered on one of the domestic or the British football divisions and involves determining the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other foot, mollycoddle the extremely rich of the country and vacationers. Up till not long ago, there was a extremely large tourist business, based on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The market woes and connected conflict have cut into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree Casino, which has only slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slot machines. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which offer gaming tables, slot machines and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which offer video poker machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the previously alluded to lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a pools system), there is a total of 2 horse racing tracks in the nation: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd municipality) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the economy has contracted by beyond 40% in the past few years and with the associated deprivation and conflict that has resulted, it isn’t well-known how healthy the vacationing industry which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will survive till conditions get better is basically not known.

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