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March 15th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments
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The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the current time, so you may think that there would be very little desire for patronizing Zimbabwe’s casinos. In reality, it seems to be functioning the opposite way around, with the critical economic conditions leading to a greater eagerness to bet, to try and locate a fast win, a way out of the difficulty.

For almost all of the people surviving on the meager nearby earnings, there are two popular forms of gaming, the national lotto and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else on the planet, there is a national lotto where the probabilities of winning are extremely low, but then the winnings are also remarkably big. It’s been said by market analysts who study the idea that the lion’s share do not purchase a card with a real belief of profiting. Zimbet is centered on either the domestic or the English soccer leagues and involves predicting the outcomes of future games.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, cater to the exceedingly rich of the state and vacationers. Until not long ago, there was a considerably substantial sightseeing business, centered on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic anxiety and associated bloodshed have carved into this trade.

Amongst 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 slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Centre in Kariba also has just slot machines. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which have table games, one armed bandits and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the two of which has video poker machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the above mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is considerably like a pools system), there are also two horse racing complexs in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second municipality) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Given that the market has contracted by more than forty percentin the past few years and with the associated deprivation and crime that has arisen, it is not understood how well the tourist business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will still be around till conditions improve is basically unknown.

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