Zimbabwe gambling dens

Sunday, 25. February 2024

The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the current time, so you could imagine that there might be very little appetite for patronizing Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. Actually, it seems to be functioning the other way, with the atrocious market circumstances leading to a larger desire to wager, to try and discover a fast win, a way out of the crisis.

For many of the locals living on the meager nearby earnings, there are 2 popular forms of gaming, the state lottery and Zimbet. Just as with almost everywhere else on the globe, there is a state lottery where the chances of winning are extremely low, but then the jackpots are also extremely high. It’s been said by economists who look at the concept that the majority do not buy a ticket with a real assumption of winning. Zimbet is centered on either the local or the UK football divisions and involves predicting the outcomes of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other shoe, cater to the extremely rich of the nation and sightseers. Up till a short while ago, there was a extremely large sightseeing business, based on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The market woes and associated crime have cut into this trade.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has only slot machine games. 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 two of which offer gaming tables, one armed bandits and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which has gaming machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the previously mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a pools system), there are a total of two horse racing tracks in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd municipality) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the market has contracted by beyond 40% in recent years and with the connected deprivation and conflict that has arisen, it isn’t known how well the tourist business which supports Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will still be around until things improve is merely unknown.

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