Archive for May 2nd, 2019

Zimbabwe Casinos

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The act of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the current time, so you might think that there would be little desire for going to Zimbabwe’s casinos. Actually, it appears to be working the other way, with the atrocious economic circumstances leading to a bigger desire to play, to attempt to locate a fast win, a way from the crisis.

For most of the people subsisting on the tiny nearby earnings, there are two established types of wagering, the national lotto and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else in the world, there is a national lottery where the odds of profiting are unbelievably low, but then the prizes are also remarkably large. It’s been said by financial experts who study the concept that many do not buy a card with the rational assumption of winning. Zimbet is based on either the national or the UK soccer leagues and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, mollycoddle the exceedingly rich of the society and vacationers. Up until a short while ago, there was a incredibly big vacationing industry, based on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The market collapse and connected bloodshed have cut into this trade.

Among Zimbabwe’s casinos, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree Casino, which has just the slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slots. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which offer table games, slots and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the two of which have video poker machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the above alluded to lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a parimutuel betting system), there are a total of 2 horse racing tracks in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd municipality) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Given that the economy has shrunk by beyond 40 percent in recent years and with the associated deprivation and violence that has resulted, it isn’t understood how healthy the vacationing industry which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will be alive until things get better is simply unknown.