Zimbabwe Casinos

Sunday, 6. December 2009

[ English ]

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you could envision that there would be very little appetite for going to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In reality, it appears to be operating the opposite way, with the critical economic conditions creating a bigger desire to play, to attempt to discover a fast win, a way out of the situation.

For many of the locals subsisting on the meager local money, there are two established forms of betting, the state lottery and Zimbet. As with practically everywhere else on the planet, there is a national lottery where the odds of hitting are remarkably tiny, but then the jackpots are also very large. It’s been said by economists who study the concept that the lion’s share don’t purchase a ticket with the rational expectation of winning. Zimbet is built on one of the national or the United Kingston soccer divisions and involves predicting the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other hand, pander to the considerably rich of the society and sightseers. Until a short time ago, there was a incredibly big tourist business, based on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The market anxiety and connected crime have cut into this trade.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s casinos, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and one armed bandits, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has only slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slot machines. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which contain gaming tables, slot machines 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 gaming machines and table games.

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

Since the economy has shrunk by beyond 40 percent in the past few years and with the connected deprivation and crime that has come to pass, it isn’t known how well the sightseeing business which supports Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the next few years. How many of them will be alive until things improve is merely not known.

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