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Zimbabwe gambling dens

February 20th, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments
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The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the moment, so you might imagine that there would be very little appetite for going to Zimbabwe’s casinos. In fact, it seems to be operating the opposite way, with the crucial market conditions creating a bigger desire to gamble, to try and find a fast win, a way from the crisis.

For nearly all of the people subsisting on the tiny local earnings, there are 2 established styles of betting, the national lottery and Zimbet. As with almost everywhere else on the globe, there is a state lottery where the odds of profiting are remarkably low, but then the jackpots are also remarkably large. It’s been said by economists who understand the idea that the majority don’t buy a ticket with an actual belief of winning. Zimbet is centered on either the domestic or the UK soccer leagues and involves determining the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other shoe, mollycoddle the exceedingly rich of the society and vacationers. Up till recently, there was a incredibly large tourist business, founded on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The market woes and associated conflict have carved into this market.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree gambling hall, which has just the slot machine games. 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, the two of which contain gaming tables, slots and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which has video poker machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the previously talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a parimutuel betting system), there is a total of 2 horse racing tracks in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Given that the economy has contracted by beyond 40% in recent years and with the associated poverty and violence that has resulted, it is not well-known how well the sightseeing industry which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will carry through till things improve is basically unknown.

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