Zimbabwe gambling halls

by Turner on June 1st, 2019

[ English ]

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the current time, so you could imagine that there might be very little desire for visiting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In fact, it appears to be functioning the opposite way around, with the atrocious economic circumstances creating a greater desire to play, to attempt to find a quick win, a way from the problems.

For most of the people surviving on the abysmal local money, there are two popular types of wagering, the state lottery and Zimbet. As with almost everywhere else on the planet, there is a state lotto where the odds of winning are remarkably low, but then the jackpots are also very large. It’s been said by economists who understand the subject that most don’t purchase a ticket with a real expectation of winning. Zimbet is centered on either the national or the British football leagues and involves determining the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other hand, pander to the extremely rich of the state and tourists. Up until a short time ago, there was a exceptionally big sightseeing business, based on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic collapse and associated violence have carved into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 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 slots. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which offer gaming tables, slots and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the two of which have slot machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the aforementioned mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a parimutuel betting system), there are also 2 horse racing complexes in the nation: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the market 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 is not known how healthy the sightseeing business which supports Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will carry through until things improve is simply not known.

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