Zimbabwe Casinos
January 21st, 2008 by Shane
[ English ]

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the moment, so you might envision that there would be little affinity for supporting Zimbabwe’s casinos. In fact, it seems to be operating the other way, with the critical market circumstances leading to a higher desire to bet, to attempt to discover a quick win, a way out of the crisis.

For most of the locals living on the tiny local money, there are 2 common styles of gambling, the state lottery and Zimbet. Just as with almost everywhere else on the globe, there is a national lotto where the chances of hitting are surprisingly tiny, but then the winnings are also remarkably large. It’s been said by financial experts who understand the subject that the lion’s share don’t purchase a card with a real assumption of winning. Zimbet is centered on one of the national or the English football divisions and involves determining the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other hand, pamper the very rich of the country and tourists. Until a short time ago, there was a incredibly substantial tourist industry, built on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The market anxiety and associated violence have cut into this trade.

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

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the aforestated alluded to 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 second metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the market has diminished by more than 40 percent in the past few years and with the associated poverty and bloodshed that has come to pass, it is not well-known how healthy the tourist business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the next few years. How many of them will survive till conditions improve is simply unknown.

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