Zimbabwe gambling dens

Wednesday, 15. April 2020

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you might imagine that there might be very little appetite for supporting Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In reality, it appears to be operating the other way around, with the desperate economic conditions creating a greater eagerness to wager, to try and find a fast win, a way out of the crisis.

For almost all of the people living on the meager local earnings, there are two popular styles of gambling, the state lotto and Zimbet. As with practically everywhere else on the globe, there is a state lotto where the chances of hitting are remarkably small, but then the jackpots are also surprisingly high. It’s been said by financial experts who understand the situation that many do not purchase a card with the rational belief of hitting. Zimbet is founded on either the local or the English football divisions and involves predicting the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other shoe, mollycoddle the exceedingly rich of the country and vacationers. Until a short time ago, there was a considerably large tourist business, based on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic collapse and connected crime have cut into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s casinos, 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 only slot machines. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just one armed bandits. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which offer gaming tables, one armed bandits and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which has slot machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the above talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a parimutuel betting system), there is a total of 2 horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the economy has shrunk by more than 40 percent in the past few years and with the associated deprivation and bloodshed that has come to pass, it isn’t known how healthy the tourist business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will carry through till things get better is simply unknown.

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