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Zimbabwe gambling halls

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The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you may think that there might be little affinity for visiting Zimbabwe’s casinos. In fact, it seems to be operating the opposite way, with the critical market conditions leading to a greater ambition to wager, to try and locate a fast win, a way from the crisis.

For many of the citizens surviving on the tiny local wages, there are two popular forms of wagering, the state lottery and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else on the globe, there is a national lotto where the chances of hitting are extremely low, but then the winnings are also unbelievably large. It’s been said by economists who look at the subject that the majority don’t purchase a ticket with the rational assumption of hitting. Zimbet is centered on either the local or the United Kingston soccer leagues and involves predicting the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other hand, look after the incredibly rich of the society and vacationers. Up till a short time ago, there was a exceptionally large tourist business, centered on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic collapse and associated crime 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 five gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has just the slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just one armed bandits. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which offer gaming tables, one armed bandits and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which has slot machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the above mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a pools system), there are a total of 2 horse racing tracks in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the market has shrunk by beyond 40% in recent years and with the associated deprivation and conflict that has cropped up, it is not well-known how healthy the tourist business which funds Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the in the years to come. How many of the casinos will survive until things improve is simply unknown.

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