4 Nov 19

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the moment, so you may envision that there would be little desire for visiting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. Actually, it seems to be operating the opposite way, with the awful market conditions creating a higher desire to bet, to attempt to locate a fast win, a way out of the problems.

For many of the citizens subsisting on the abysmal nearby wages, there are two common types of betting, the state lottery and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else in the world, there is a national lotto where the chances of profiting are extremely tiny, but then the prizes are also very high. It’s been said by market analysts who look at the situation that the lion’s share do not buy a ticket with the rational assumption of winning. Zimbet is based on one of the domestic or the English soccer divisions and involves determining the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other foot, look after the astonishingly rich of the nation and vacationers. Until a short while ago, there was a very large tourist industry, built on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic anxiety and connected conflict have carved into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s casinos, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree Casino, which has just the slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only one armed bandits. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which contain gaming tables, one armed bandits and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the two of which have video poker machines and tables.

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

Seeing as that the market has shrunk by beyond forty percent in recent years and with the connected deprivation and conflict that has cropped up, it is not understood how well the tourist industry which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the next few years. How many of them will survive till things improve is simply not known.


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