The act of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the moment, so you may imagine that there would be little affinity for going to Zimbabwe’s casinos. In reality, it seems to be working the opposite way, with the atrocious economic conditions leading to a larger desire to bet, to try and find a quick win, a way from the situation.

For most of the citizens subsisting on the tiny local earnings, there are 2 popular types of betting, the national lottery and Zimbet. Just as with almost everywhere else in the world, there is a national lottery where the chances of succeeding are remarkably tiny, but then the winnings are also unbelievably high. It’s been said by financial experts who look at the concept that the lion’s share don’t buy a ticket with the rational expectation of profiting. Zimbet is based on one of the local or the United Kingston football leagues and involves determining the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other shoe, mollycoddle the exceedingly rich of the state and travelers. Up until not long ago, there was a extremely large vacationing business, built on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and connected bloodshed have cut into this trade.

Among Zimbabwe’s casinos, 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 just the slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slots. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which offer table games, slot machines and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the two of which have slot machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the aforementioned mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is considerably like a parimutuel betting system), there are also two horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the economy has shrunk by beyond 40% in the past few years and with the connected poverty and violence that has come about, it isn’t understood how healthy the vacationing business which supports Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the near future. How many of the casinos will be alive until things improve is basically unknown.