Zimbabwe gambling dens

Wednesday, 25. November 2015

[ English ]

The act of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the current time, so you might imagine that there would be little appetite for going to Zimbabwe’s casinos. In reality, it appears to be operating the other way, with the awful market circumstances leading to a bigger desire to wager, to try and discover a quick win, a way from the situation.

For most of the locals living on the tiny nearby money, there are two popular forms of gambling, the national lotto and Zimbet. As with most everywhere else on the planet, there is a national lottery where the probabilities of winning are unbelievably tiny, but then the jackpots are also extremely big. It’s been said by economists who study the subject that the lion’s share do not purchase a ticket with the rational expectation of profiting. Zimbet is built on one of the national or the UK soccer leagues and involves determining the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other hand, mollycoddle the incredibly rich of the society and vacationers. Up until a short while ago, there was a considerably substantial tourist business, based on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic collapse and connected violence have carved into this market.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree gambling hall, which has only slot machine games. 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, both of which have gaming tables, slot machines and video machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which has slot machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the aforestated mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is considerably like a parimutuel betting system), there is a total of 2 horse racing complexes in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Given that the market has diminished by more than forty percent in recent years and with the connected poverty and crime that has resulted, it is not understood how well the sightseeing industry which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the near future. How many of them will still be around till conditions get better is merely unknown.

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