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Zimbabwe gambling dens

The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the current time, so you may think that there might be very little affinity for going to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In fact, it appears to be functioning the opposite way, with the desperate market conditions creating a bigger ambition to wager, to attempt to locate a quick win, a way out of the crisis.

For most of the people subsisting on the abysmal local wages, there are two common forms of gambling, the national lotto and Zimbet. As with almost everywhere else on the globe, there is a state lotto where the odds of hitting are surprisingly low, but then the prizes are also very large. It’s been said by economists who understand the situation that many do not purchase a ticket with the rational assumption of winning. Zimbet is centered on either the domestic or the English football divisions and involves predicting the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other shoe, cater to the astonishingly rich of the nation and travelers. Up until a short time ago, there was a considerably large tourist industry, built on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic anxiety and connected crime have cut into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has only slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slots. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which have gaming tables, slots and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which has gaming machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the aforementioned alluded to lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a pools system), there are a total of 2 horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the economy has shrunk by more than 40 percent in the past few years and with the connected poverty and violence that has arisen, it isn’t known how well the vacationing industry which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the near future. How many of the casinos will survive until things get better is basically unknown.

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