Zimbabwe Casinos

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The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the moment, so you could think that there would be little affinity for visiting Zimbabwe’s casinos. In fact, it seems to be working the other way around, with the desperate market conditions leading to a higher desire to bet, to attempt to find a fast win, a way out of the problems.

For many of the citizens living on the meager nearby earnings, there are 2 established forms 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 winning are unbelievably tiny, but then the prizes are also extremely large. It’s been said by market analysts who understand the concept that many do not buy a card with the rational assumption of winning. Zimbet is based on one of the local or the British football leagues and involves determining the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other hand, look after the astonishingly rich of the country and tourists. Until a short while ago, there was a considerably substantial tourist business, founded on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic anxiety and connected bloodshed have carved into this trade.

Among Zimbabwe’s casinos, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree Casino, which has only slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slots. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which have gaming tables, slot machines and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which offer gaming machines and table games.

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

Given that the market has contracted by more than 40% in the past few years and with the connected deprivation and conflict that has come about, it isn’t known how well the sightseeing business which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the near future. How many of them will carry through till things get better is simply not known.

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