The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the moment, so you may envision that there might be little desire for visiting Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In fact, it appears to be working the other way, with the crucial market circumstances leading to a bigger desire to gamble, to attempt to find a fast win, a way out of the problems.

For most of the citizens subsisting on the tiny local money, there are two established forms of betting, the national lotto and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else on the planet, there is a state lottery where the chances of winning are surprisingly small, but then the jackpots are also unbelievably high. It’s been said by economists who understand the situation that the lion’s share do not buy a card with an actual expectation of hitting. Zimbet is built on either the local or the UK football leagues and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, cater to the astonishingly rich of the nation and travelers. Up until a short while ago, there was a extremely big sightseeing industry, centered on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic collapse and associated violence have carved 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 slots, and the Plumtree Casino, which has only slot machines. 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 have table games, slot machines and video machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the two of which has gaming machines and tables.

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

Given that the economy has contracted by more than 40 percent in recent years and with the associated poverty and bloodshed that has cropped up, it is not known how healthy the sightseeing business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the next few years. How many of them will still be around until things improve is merely unknown.