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Zimbabwe gambling dens

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The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the moment, so you might imagine that there would be little appetite for supporting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In reality, it appears to be operating the other way around, with the desperate economic circumstances leading to a higher desire to gamble, to attempt to discover a fast win, a way out of the problems.

For many of the locals surviving on the abysmal local money, there are 2 established forms of betting, the national lotto and Zimbet. As with most everywhere else on the globe, there is a state lottery where the odds of succeeding are surprisingly tiny, but then the winnings are also remarkably high. It’s been said by economists who look at the idea that most don’t buy a ticket with a real assumption of hitting. Zimbet is founded on either the domestic or the English football leagues and involves predicting the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other hand, pander to the extremely rich of the country and vacationers. Up until not long ago, there was a extremely large tourist business, based on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The market woes and connected conflict have cut 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 hall, which has just the slot machines. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slot machines. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which have table games, slots and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which have slot machines and table games.

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

Seeing as that the economy has shrunk by beyond 40 percent in recent years and with the connected deprivation and conflict that has arisen, it is not understood how well the vacationing business which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the in the years to come. How many of the casinos will carry on until things improve is simply not known.

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