The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you could think that there would be very little affinity for visiting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. Actually, it appears to be operating the opposite way, with the awful market conditions creating a bigger ambition to wager, to try and find a quick win, a way out of the crisis.

For most of the people living on the abysmal local wages, there are two common styles of gaming, the state lotto and Zimbet. Just as with almost everywhere else in the world, there is a national lotto where the probabilities of profiting are remarkably low, but then the prizes are also very large. It’s been said by financial experts who understand the subject that the lion’s share do not purchase a card with an actual belief of hitting. Zimbet is based on either the national or the British soccer leagues and involves determining the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other hand, look after the astonishingly rich of the country and tourists. Until recently, there was a incredibly substantial tourist business, founded on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The market anxiety and connected violence have carved into this trade.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five 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, both of which offer table games, slot machines and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which has slot machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the aforementioned talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a parimutuel betting system), there are a total of two horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the market has deflated by more than 40% in the past few years and with the associated poverty and violence that has come to pass, it isn’t well-known how well the sightseeing business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the near future. How many of them will carry through till conditions improve is merely unknown.