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Zimbabwe gambling dens

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the moment, so you might imagine that there would be very little affinity for going to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In fact, it seems to be working the opposite way, with the desperate market circumstances creating a higher desire to bet, to try and discover a fast win, a way from the problems.

For nearly all of the locals subsisting on the meager local earnings, there are two popular forms of gambling, the state lottery and Zimbet. As with most everywhere else on the planet, there is a national lotto where the probabilities of hitting are remarkably small, but then the winnings are also unbelievably large. It’s been said by market analysts who look at the situation that many do not purchase a card with a real belief of winning. Zimbet is based on either the domestic or the UK football leagues and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other foot, look after the very rich of the society and sightseers. Up until a short while ago, there was a incredibly large sightseeing business, built on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and associated crime have cut into this market.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree gambling hall, which has just the slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slots. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which offer table games, one armed bandits and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which have gaming machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the previously talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a pools system), there is a total of 2 horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Given that the economy has deflated by more than forty percent in the past few years and with the connected poverty and crime that has arisen, it is not known how well the tourist industry which supports Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will carry through until things get better is basically unknown.

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