Zimbabwe gambling halls

Saturday, 16. February 2019

[ English ]

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the current time, so you could envision that there would be very little appetite for patronizing Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In fact, it seems to be operating the other way, with the desperate economic conditions leading to a bigger eagerness to wager, to try and discover a quick win, a way out of the crisis.

For the majority of the people surviving on the tiny nearby money, there are two popular styles of gaming, the national lotto and Zimbet. As with most everywhere else on the planet, there is a state lotto where the probabilities of succeeding are extremely small, but then the prizes are also extremely big. It’s been said by market analysts who look at the concept that the lion’s share do not buy a ticket with an actual belief of profiting. Zimbet is founded on one of the local or the British football divisions and involves determining the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other hand, cater to the incredibly rich of the society and sightseers. Up till not long ago, there was a incredibly large sightseeing industry, founded on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The market collapse and connected violence have cut into this trade.

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 hall, which has only slot machines. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slots. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which have gaming tables, slot machines and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which have gaming machines and table games.

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

Seeing as that the market has contracted by beyond 40% in recent years and with the associated deprivation and conflict that has cropped up, it isn’t understood how well the sightseeing business which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the near future. How many of them will survive till things improve is simply unknown.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.