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Zimbabwe gambling halls

The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you could imagine that there might be very little appetite for supporting Zimbabwe’s casinos. Actually, it seems to be working the opposite way around, with the atrocious market conditions leading to a higher eagerness to wager, to attempt to find a quick win, a way out of the difficulty.

For the majority of the people subsisting on the tiny local money, there are two popular forms of gaming, the national lotto and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else on the planet, there is a national lottery where the chances of winning are extremely low, but then the winnings are also surprisingly high. It’s been said by financial experts who look at the subject that the majority don’t buy a ticket with a real assumption of winning. Zimbet is built on either the domestic or the UK football leagues and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other shoe, mollycoddle the very rich of the society and sightseers. Up until a short while ago, there was a extremely large tourist industry, based on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The market collapse and associated conflict have carved into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are two 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 only slot machines. 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 pair of which offer table games, slot machines 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 casinos and the previously alluded to lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a pools system), there are also 2 horse racing tracks in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second municipality) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the economy has deflated by more than forty percent in the past few years and with the connected deprivation and bloodshed that has cropped up, it isn’t known how healthy the sightseeing business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the near future. How many of them will carry through until things improve is merely unknown.

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