• Zimbabwe Casinos

    The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the moment, so you might think that there might be very little appetite for supporting Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. Actually, it appears to be working the opposite way around, with the desperate market conditions creating a larger eagerness to play, to attempt to discover a quick win, a way out of the situation.

    For many of the locals surviving on the tiny local wages, there are two dominant forms of wagering, the national lottery and Zimbet. As with practically everywhere else on the globe, there is a national lottery where the odds of winning are unbelievably low, but then the winnings are also unbelievably large. It’s been said by financial experts who understand the situation that most do not purchase a ticket with the rational assumption of profiting. Zimbet is based on either the national or the UK football leagues and involves predicting the results of future matches.

    Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other hand, mollycoddle the very rich of the country and tourists. Up until recently, there was a very big vacationing business, centered on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic collapse and associated conflict have cut into this market.

    Among Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and one armed bandits, and the Plumtree gambling hall, which has just the slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slots. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which contain gaming tables, slots and video machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which has slot machines and table games.

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

    Seeing as that the economy has diminished by more than 40% in the past few years and with the associated deprivation and crime that has come to pass, it isn’t understood how healthy the tourist industry which funds Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the near future. How many of the casinos will survive till conditions get better is simply not known.

     January 17th, 2023  Eli   No comments

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