The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the moment, so you might think that there might be little affinity for visiting Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In reality, it seems to be functioning the other way around, with the critical market circumstances leading to a greater ambition to bet, to attempt to locate a quick win, a way out of the difficulty.

For almost all of the citizens subsisting on the meager nearby earnings, there are two popular styles of wagering, the state lottery and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else in the world, there is a national lottery where the chances of succeeding are remarkably low, but then the jackpots are also remarkably large. It’s been said by financial experts who study the subject that many do not purchase a card with an actual expectation of winning. Zimbet is founded on one of the local or the UK football leagues and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other shoe, pander to the considerably rich of the country and sightseers. Up until a short time ago, there was a very large tourist industry, founded on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The market woes and associated bloodshed have carved into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s casinos, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree Casino, which has only slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slot machines. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair 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, both of which has video poker machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the aforestated alluded to lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a pools system), there are a total of 2 horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the market has shrunk by more than forty percent in recent years and with the associated deprivation and conflict that has come about, it isn’t known how well the tourist industry which supports Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the in the years to come. How many of the casinos will still be around until conditions get better is merely unknown.