Zimbabwe Casinos

Sunday, 14. March 2010

[ English ]

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the current time, so you could envision that there might be little appetite for patronizing Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In reality, it seems to be operating the opposite way around, with the critical economic conditions creating a higher eagerness to play, to try and find a quick win, a way out of the crisis.

For almost all of the people subsisting on the tiny nearby money, there are 2 popular types of wagering, the state lotto and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else in the world, there is a national lottery where the odds of hitting are unbelievably low, but then the prizes are also very large. It’s been said by market analysts who understand the subject that most don’t purchase a card with an actual expectation of profiting. Zimbet is founded on one of the national or the English football divisions and involves determining the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other shoe, mollycoddle the very rich of the nation and sightseers. Up until not long ago, there was a considerably large vacationing business, built on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic anxiety and connected crime have cut into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s casinos, 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 slot machines. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which contain gaming tables, slots 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 video poker machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the aforestated mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a pools system), there is a total of two horse racing complexes in the nation: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Given that the market has shrunk by beyond forty percent in the past few years and with the connected poverty and conflict that has cropped up, it is not known how well the tourist business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the in the years to come. How many of the casinos will still be around until conditions get better is merely not known.

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