The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the moment, so you could envision that there would be very little appetite for supporting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In reality, it seems to be functioning the other way, with the crucial economic conditions creating a bigger ambition to gamble, to try and find a fast win, a way out of the situation.

For many of the people surviving on the meager nearby money, there are two established forms of gambling, the state lottery and Zimbet. As with almost everywhere else on the globe, there is a national lottery where the probabilities of profiting are extremely low, but then the jackpots are also very high. It’s been said by market analysts who look at the subject that most do not buy a card with the rational expectation of hitting. Zimbet is based on either the national or the United Kingston soccer leagues and involves determining the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, pander to the incredibly rich of the society and travelers. Up until recently, there was a extremely substantial tourist industry, founded on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and connected conflict have cut into this trade.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree gambling hall, which has only slot machines. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slots. Mutare contains 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 has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which offer gaming machines and table games.

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

Seeing as that the market has contracted by more than 40% in the past few years and with the connected deprivation and conflict that has come about, it isn’t well-known how well the sightseeing business which funds Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the near future. How many of the casinos will survive till conditions get better is merely not known.