• Zimbabwe Casinos

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    The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the current time, so you could think that there would be very little desire for patronizing Zimbabwe’s casinos. Actually, it appears to be operating the other way around, with the critical economic circumstances creating a larger desire to gamble, to attempt to find a quick win, a way out of the crisis.

    For most of the locals living on the tiny local earnings, there are two dominant types of gambling, the state lottery and Zimbet. Just as with almost everywhere else on the globe, there is a national lotto where the chances of hitting are surprisingly tiny, but then the prizes are also surprisingly large. It’s been said by economists who understand the concept that many don’t purchase a card with a real assumption of hitting. Zimbet is based on either the local or the United Kingston football divisions and involves determining the outcomes of future matches.

    Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, cater to the considerably rich of the state and sightseeers. Up till a short while ago, there was a considerably large tourist business, centered on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The market anxiety and connected conflict 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 one armed bandits, and the Plumtree Casino, which has just the slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Centre in Kariba also has just slot machines. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which have gaming tables, slot machines and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which offer video poker machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps 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 are also 2 horse racing complexs in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

    Since the market has deflated by more than 40%in recent years and with the connected deprivation and crime that has resulted, it is not well-known how well the vacationing industry which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will still be around until things get better is merely unknown.

     March 16th, 2009  Marques   No comments

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