Zimbabwe gambling dens

Saturday, 11. November 2017

[ English ]

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the current time, so you might imagine that there would be little affinity for going to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In fact, it appears to be functioning the other way around, with the crucial economic conditions creating a higher desire to play, to attempt to find a quick win, a way from the difficulty.

For most of the citizens living on the tiny local earnings, there are 2 common types of gaming, the state lotto and Zimbet. As with most everywhere else in the world, there is a national lotto where the odds of profiting are extremely tiny, but then the winnings are also extremely high. It’s been said by economists who understand the idea that the majority do not buy a ticket with the rational belief of profiting. Zimbet is centered on one of the local or the British football divisions and involves predicting the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other shoe, pander to the astonishingly rich of the state and vacationers. Up until recently, there was a very big sightseeing industry, founded on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The market woes and associated crime have cut into this market.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has just the slots. 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, the two of which contain table games, one armed bandits and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which have video poker machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the above mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a parimutuel betting system), there are also two horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the market has contracted by beyond 40% in recent years and with the connected deprivation and crime that has resulted, it is not well-known how well the vacationing industry which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the near future. How many of them will survive till conditions get better is simply unknown.

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