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Zimbabwe gambling dens

The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the current time, so you might envision that there would be very little appetite for supporting Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. Actually, it seems to be functioning the opposite way, with the atrocious economic circumstances creating a higher desire to bet, to try and find a fast win, a way from the difficulty.

For nearly all of the locals subsisting on the meager local wages, there are 2 established types of wagering, the state lotto and Zimbet. As with most everywhere else in the world, there is a state lottery where the probabilities of succeeding are unbelievably small, but then the winnings are also surprisingly large. It’s been said by market analysts who look at the situation that the majority don’t buy a card with the rational assumption of hitting. Zimbet is built on either the local or the UK soccer leagues and involves determining the outcomes of future games.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other hand, look after the extremely rich of the state and travelers. Until a short while ago, there was a extremely big sightseeing industry, built on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic collapse and associated violence have cut into this trade.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, 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 only slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just one armed bandits. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which have gaming tables, one armed bandits and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which has slot machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the aforementioned talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a parimutuel betting system), there are a total of 2 horse racing tracks in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Given that the economy has contracted by beyond forty percent in recent years and with the connected poverty and crime that has come about, it is not understood how well the tourist industry which funds Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will still be around till conditions improve is simply not known.

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