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The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the moment, so you may think that there might be very little affinity for going to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In reality, it seems to be functioning the other way around, with the desperate market conditions leading to a larger eagerness to gamble, to try and locate a fast win, a way out of the problems.

For nearly all of the citizens subsisting on the meager nearby earnings, there are 2 established forms of gaming, the state lottery and Zimbet. As with practically everywhere else on the planet, there is a national lottery where the odds of succeeding are extremely low, but then the prizes are also unbelievably big. It’s been said by economists who look at the concept that most do not purchase a ticket with a real expectation of profiting. Zimbet is founded on one of the domestic or the English soccer leagues and involves determining the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other foot, look after the very rich of the state and tourists. Up till not long ago, there was a exceptionally big vacationing business, founded on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and associated conflict have carved into this market.

Among 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 only slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only one armed bandits. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which offer table games, one armed bandits and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which have video poker machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

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

Given that the economy has diminished by more than 40 percent in recent years and with the associated poverty and conflict that has come to pass, it is not known how healthy the sightseeing industry which funds Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the near future. How many of them will carry through until conditions improve is merely not known.