The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the moment, so you might imagine that there would be little affinity for going to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In reality, it appears to be working the opposite way, with the awful economic circumstances leading to a greater eagerness to gamble, to attempt to find a fast win, a way out of the difficulty.

For the majority of the people subsisting on the abysmal local wages, there are 2 popular types of wagering, the national lottery and Zimbet. As with most everywhere else on the planet, there is a national lotto where the odds of profiting are extremely low, but then the winnings are also unbelievably big. It’s been said by financial experts who understand the concept that many do not purchase a card with the rational expectation of winning. Zimbet is built on either the domestic or the United Kingston soccer leagues and involves predicting the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, pander to the incredibly rich of the nation and travelers. Until recently, there was a incredibly substantial vacationing industry, centered on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The market anxiety and associated bloodshed have cut into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and one armed bandits, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has only slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slot machines. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair 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, both of which have gaming machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the aforementioned talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a pools system), there are a total of two horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd municipality) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the economy has diminished by beyond forty percent in recent years and with the associated poverty and violence that has arisen, it isn’t well-known how well the sightseeing business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the next few years. How many of them will survive until things improve is simply unknown.