The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the moment, so you may think that there might be little affinity for supporting Zimbabwe’s casinos. Actually, it seems to be functioning the opposite way around, with the desperate economic conditions creating a higher eagerness to bet, to attempt to find a fast win, a way out of the crisis.

For many of the people living on the tiny nearby wages, there are 2 established styles of wagering, the national lottery and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else on the planet, there is a national lottery where the probabilities of succeeding are extremely small, but then the prizes are also unbelievably high. It’s been said by financial experts who understand the concept that most do not purchase a ticket with the rational belief of winning. Zimbet is based on one of the domestic or the British soccer leagues and involves determining the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other hand, look after the extremely rich of the society and vacationers. Up until recently, there was a exceptionally large vacationing business, founded on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and associated conflict have cut into this market.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are two 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 just the slot machines. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just one armed bandits. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which contain gaming tables, slots and video machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which has slot machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the above talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a parimutuel betting system), there is a total of two horse racing tracks in the nation: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the economy has contracted by more than 40% in recent years and with the associated deprivation and crime that has come to pass, it isn’t well-known how healthy the tourist industry which funds Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the in the years to come. How many of the casinos will carry through until conditions get better is simply unknown.