The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the moment, so you could think that there would be very little appetite for supporting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In fact, it appears to be functioning the opposite way, with the critical market conditions creating a larger eagerness to bet, to try and discover a quick win, a way from the problems.

For the majority of the people surviving on the abysmal local wages, there are two dominant types of gaming, the state lottery and Zimbet. As with almost everywhere else in the world, there is a national lottery where the chances of winning are extremely tiny, but then the winnings are also extremely large. It’s been said by financial experts who look at the subject that the lion’s share don’t purchase a card with the rational assumption of winning. Zimbet is founded on one of the local or the British soccer divisions and involves determining the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other hand, pamper the extremely rich of the society and vacationers. Up until a short time ago, there was a very substantial tourist business, based on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and associated bloodshed have cut into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, 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 only slot machines. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slot machines. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which have gaming tables, slot machines 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 have 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 is a total of two horse racing complexes in the nation: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second 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 deprivation and violence that has come to pass, it isn’t known how well the vacationing industry which funds Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the near future. How many of them will carry on until conditions improve is basically unknown.