Zimbabwe gambling halls

Thursday, 21. January 2016

[ English ]

The act of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the current time, so you could imagine that there might be very little affinity for going to Zimbabwe’s casinos. In reality, it appears to be operating the other way, with the atrocious market circumstances creating a bigger eagerness to wager, to try and discover a quick win, a way out of the situation.

For most of the people subsisting on the tiny nearby money, there are 2 popular forms of gaming, the state lottery and Zimbet. As with almost everywhere else in the world, there is a state lottery where the probabilities of succeeding are extremely tiny, but then the jackpots are also extremely big. It’s been said by economists who study the situation that the majority do not buy a card with a real expectation of hitting. Zimbet is centered on one of the national or the UK soccer leagues and involves determining the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other foot, cater to the exceedingly rich of the state and sightseers. Up until recently, there was a incredibly big sightseeing industry, centered on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic collapse and connected bloodshed have cut into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and one armed bandits, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has just the slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slots. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which contain gaming tables, one armed bandits and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which have slot machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the aforementioned mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a parimutuel betting system), there are also 2 horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Given that the economy has contracted by beyond forty percent in recent years and with the associated poverty and crime that has cropped up, it is not well-known how well the vacationing industry which supports Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the next few years. How many of them will survive till conditions get better is basically unknown.

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