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Zimbabwe gambling dens

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The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the current time, so you could imagine that there would be very little affinity for patronizing Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In reality, it appears to be working the other way around, with the desperate economic circumstances leading to a larger ambition to gamble, to attempt to locate a quick win, a way out of the crisis.

For many of the people subsisting on the meager local wages, there are two common styles of gaming, the national lottery and Zimbet. As with most everywhere else on the planet, there is a state lotto where the odds of profiting are unbelievably small, but then the prizes are also remarkably big. It’s been said by economists who look at the situation that the lion’s share do not purchase a card with a real assumption of winning. Zimbet is founded on either the national or the United Kingston football divisions and involves determining the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other foot, pander to the very rich of the country and tourists. Up until not long ago, there was a very large tourist industry, centered on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and connected conflict have cut into this trade.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and one armed bandits, and the Plumtree gambling hall, which has just the slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only one armed bandits. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which offer gaming tables, one armed bandits and video poker 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 tables.

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

Given that the market has contracted by more than forty percent in the past few years and with the associated deprivation and violence that has come to pass, it isn’t understood how well the tourist industry which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the near future. How many of them will carry through till conditions improve is basically not known.

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