The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the current time, so you might imagine that there would be little desire for going to Zimbabwe’s casinos. In fact, it appears to be working the other way, with the desperate market circumstances leading to a greater ambition to gamble, to attempt to discover a quick win, a way out of the difficulty.

For many of the citizens subsisting on the meager local money, there are two common types of wagering, the national lottery and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else on the planet, there is a national lotto where the chances of hitting are extremely low, but then the winnings are also surprisingly big. It’s been said by financial experts who understand the idea that the majority don’t purchase a ticket with an actual belief of hitting. Zimbet is centered on one of the local or the English football leagues and involves determining the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other foot, mollycoddle the extremely rich of the state and vacationers. Up till not long ago, there was a considerably substantial tourist industry, based on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and connected violence have carved 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 slots, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has just the slot machines. 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 pair of which offer table games, one armed bandits and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which have slot machines and tables.

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

Since the economy has deflated by more than 40% in recent years and with the associated deprivation and violence that has resulted, it isn’t well-known how well the sightseeing industry which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the near future. How many of the casinos will still be around until things get better is merely not known.