The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the moment, so you might think that there would be little affinity for visiting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In reality, it seems to be operating the other way, with the awful market conditions leading to a bigger eagerness to wager, to try and locate a fast win, a way from the problems.

For nearly all of the people surviving on the tiny nearby money, there are two common types of betting, the state lotto and Zimbet. As with practically everywhere else on the globe, there is a national lotto where the odds of succeeding are surprisingly small, but then the winnings are also surprisingly large. It’s been said by economists who understand the subject that many don’t buy a ticket with the rational assumption of winning. Zimbet is based on either the domestic or the English soccer divisions and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other shoe, pamper the considerably rich of the society and travelers. Up till not long ago, there was a extremely big sightseeing industry, based on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The market anxiety and connected conflict have carved into this trade.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s casinos, 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 Casino, which has just the slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just one armed bandits. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which have gaming tables, one armed bandits and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which have slot machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the aforestated mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a parimutuel betting system), there are a total of 2 horse racing tracks in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the market has deflated by beyond forty percent in recent years and with the associated deprivation and bloodshed that has come about, it isn’t understood how well the tourist industry which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the in the years to come. How many of the casinos will be alive till things get better is simply not known.