Zimbabwe gambling dens

Friday, 13. March 2020

The act of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the current time, so you could envision that there would be little appetite for visiting Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. Actually, it appears to be operating the other way around, with the critical market circumstances creating a larger eagerness to bet, to try and find a quick win, a way from the difficulty.

For most of the locals subsisting on the abysmal nearby wages, there are 2 established forms of wagering, the national lotto and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else in the world, there is a national lotto where the chances of hitting are extremely low, but then the prizes are also surprisingly large. It’s been said by financial experts who study the concept that the lion’s share don’t purchase a ticket with the rational belief of hitting. Zimbet is based on one of the local or the English football leagues and involves determining the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other hand, pander to the astonishingly rich of the society and vacationers. Up until recently, there was a very substantial tourist industry, founded on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic collapse and connected conflict have carved into this market.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree gambling hall, which has only slot machines. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slots. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which have table games, slots and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which has slot machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the aforementioned mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is considerably like a parimutuel betting system), there is a total of 2 horse racing tracks in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the economy has diminished by beyond 40 percent in recent years and with the associated deprivation and conflict that has arisen, it isn’t known how well the vacationing industry which funds Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the in the years to come. How many of the casinos will still be around till conditions improve is merely unknown.

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