The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the moment, so you could envision that there might be little appetite for visiting Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In reality, it appears to be working the opposite way around, with the crucial market conditions creating a higher desire to wager, to attempt to discover a quick win, a way from the situation.

For many of the citizens subsisting on the meager local earnings, there are two established forms of betting, the state lotto and Zimbet. As with most everywhere else in the world, there is a national lottery where the chances of winning are unbelievably low, but then the jackpots are also surprisingly large. It’s been said by market analysts who look at the idea that the lion’s share do not buy a ticket with an actual expectation of hitting. Zimbet is based on either the national or the English football leagues and involves determining the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other foot, pander to the considerably rich of the country and sightseers. Up till recently, there was a extremely large vacationing industry, built on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and connected conflict have cut into this trade.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are 2 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 only slots. 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, both of which offer table games, slots and electronic 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 gambling halls and the previously talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is considerably like a parimutuel betting system), there are a total of 2 horse racing tracks in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second municipality) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the economy has diminished by beyond 40% in the past few years and with the associated poverty and bloodshed that has arisen, it is not well-known how healthy the tourist industry which funds Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will carry on until things get better is merely unknown.