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Zimbabwe gambling dens

The act of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the current time, so you might imagine that there might be very little affinity for supporting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In reality, it seems to be working the opposite way around, with the critical market circumstances leading to a higher desire to wager, to try and find a quick win, a way out of the situation.

For many of the locals surviving on the meager local money, there are two dominant forms of gaming, the state lotto and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else in the world, there is a national lotto where the chances of winning are surprisingly tiny, but then the winnings are also remarkably large. It’s been said by economists who study the situation that the lion’s share do not buy a ticket with a real assumption of hitting. Zimbet is founded on either the local or the UK soccer leagues and involves predicting the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, cater to the very rich of the state and travelers. Up till a short while ago, there was a extremely large sightseeing business, founded on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The market collapse and associated bloodshed have carved into this trade.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree gambling hall, which has only slot machine games. 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 table games, slots and video 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 parimutuel betting system), there are also 2 horse racing tracks in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the market has deflated by beyond forty percent in recent years and with the associated deprivation and violence that has arisen, it is not understood how well the vacationing business which funds Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will survive until conditions improve is merely not known.

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