Zimbabwe gambling halls

Saturday, 5. August 2017

[ English ]

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the moment, so you could envision that there would be little affinity for patronizing Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In fact, it seems to be functioning the other way, with the crucial economic conditions leading to a greater ambition to gamble, to try and discover a quick win, a way from the crisis.

For most of the citizens subsisting on the abysmal local money, there are two dominant forms of gaming, the national lotto and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else in the world, there is a state lotto where the chances of hitting are remarkably small, but then the jackpots are also very large. It’s been said by economists who understand the subject that the lion’s share do not purchase a ticket with a real expectation of profiting. Zimbet is built on either the domestic or the UK soccer divisions and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other shoe, pamper the incredibly rich of the nation and vacationers. Up till not long ago, there was a exceptionally big vacationing business, based on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic anxiety and associated 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 one armed bandits, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has just the slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slot machines. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which contain table games, slots and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which has gaming machines and table games.

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

Given that the economy has deflated by more than 40% in recent years and with the connected deprivation and crime that has come to pass, it is not known how healthy the sightseeing business which supports Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the in the years to come. How many of the casinos will be alive till things get better is simply not known.

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