Zimbabwe gambling halls

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the current time, so you could imagine that there would be little desire for supporting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In reality, it appears to be functioning the other way around, with the awful economic circumstances leading to a greater desire to play, to attempt to locate a fast win, a way out of the situation.

For many of the locals subsisting on the meager local earnings, there are 2 established forms of betting, the national lotto and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else in the world, there is a national lottery where the probabilities of winning are surprisingly low, but then the prizes are also remarkably big. It’s been said by market analysts who look at the subject that many don’t buy a card with an actual expectation of hitting. Zimbet is based on one of the domestic or the English football leagues and involves predicting the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, look after the exceedingly rich of the country and sightseers. Up till a short time ago, there was a extremely substantial tourist business, centered on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and connected conflict have cut into this trade.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree gambling hall, which has only 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 have gaming tables, slot machines and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which has video poker machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the aforestated mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is considerably like a parimutuel betting system), there are also 2 horse racing tracks in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the market has shrunk by more than forty percent in recent years and with the associated poverty and conflict that has come to pass, it is not understood how well the tourist industry which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will still be around until conditions improve is merely unknown.

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