Zimbabwe gambling halls

by Turner on February 25th, 2010

The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the moment, so you could envision that there would be little affinity for supporting Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. Actually, it seems to be operating the other way, with the awful economic circumstances creating a bigger eagerness to wager, to attempt to locate a fast win, a way from the difficulty.

For almost all of the locals living on the meager local money, there are two established styles of wagering, the state lotto and Zimbet. As with practically everywhere else in the world, there is a national lottery where the probabilities of hitting are remarkably small, but then the prizes are also very high. It’s been said by economists who look at the idea that many don’t purchase a ticket with a real assumption of profiting. Zimbet is founded on one of the domestic or the British soccer divisions and involves determining the outcomes of future games.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, look after the extremely rich of the state and travelers. Up till not long ago, there was a extremely substantial sightseeing industry, centered on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The market woes and connected bloodshed have cut into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are two 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 slots. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which offer gaming tables, slots 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 offer slot machines and tables.

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

Since the economy has shrunk by more than 40 percent in the past few years and with the associated poverty and conflict that has arisen, it is not understood how well the sightseeing industry which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the near future. How many of the casinos will carry on until conditions get better is simply not known.

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