Archive for November, 2018

Zimbabwe gambling halls

The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the current time, so you may envision that there would be very little appetite for going to Zimbabwe’s casinos. In fact, it seems to be working the opposite way, with the awful economic conditions leading to a bigger desire to gamble, to attempt to find a fast win, a way out of the crisis.

For many of the citizens surviving on the abysmal nearby earnings, there are 2 common forms of gaming, the national lottery and Zimbet. As with almost everywhere else in the world, there is a national lottery where the chances of hitting are remarkably low, but then the winnings are also remarkably high. It’s been said by market analysts who study the situation that most don’t purchase a card with the rational assumption of hitting. Zimbet is centered on one of the domestic or the United Kingston football divisions and involves predicting the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, look after the astonishingly rich of the nation and tourists. Until recently, there was a very substantial vacationing industry, based on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The market collapse and connected crime have cut into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has just the slot machines. 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, both of which have gaming tables, slots and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which have gaming machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the aforestated mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is considerably like a parimutuel betting system), there are 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.

Given that the economy has diminished by beyond 40% in the past few years and with the connected poverty and crime that has come about, it isn’t well-known how well the tourist industry which supports Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will carry on until things get better is merely not known.