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January 28th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

The act of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the moment, so you might think that there would be very little appetite for supporting Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In reality, it appears to be operating the other way around, with the atrocious market conditions leading to a larger eagerness to wager, to attempt to discover a quick win, a way out of the crisis.

For most of the locals surviving on the abysmal local wages, there are 2 established forms of gambling, the state lotto and Zimbet. As with almost everywhere else in the world, there is a national lotto where the chances of winning are unbelievably small, but then the jackpots are also extremely big. It’s been said by economists who understand the concept that many don’t buy a card with a real expectation of profiting. Zimbet is based on either the local or the British football leagues and involves determining the outcomes of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other shoe, mollycoddle the exceedingly rich of the state and tourists. Up till recently, there was a incredibly substantial vacationing industry, based on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic collapse and connected crime have carved into this market.

Among Zimbabwe’s casinos, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree Casino, which has just the slots. 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 poker machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the two of which offer gaming machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

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

Since the economy has diminished by more than 40% in the past few years and with the associated poverty and violence that has resulted, it is not well-known how healthy the tourist business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will still be around until conditions get better is merely not known.

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