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Zimbabwe gambling halls

October 14th, 2009 at 17:56
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The act of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the moment, so you may imagine that there would be very little appetite for visiting Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In fact, it appears to be working the opposite way around, with the crucial economic conditions creating a larger desire to gamble, to try and locate a fast win, a way out of the crisis.

For nearly all of the people living on the abysmal local wages, there are two established forms of wagering, the state lotto and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else in the world, there is a state lotto where the probabilities of profiting are surprisingly small, but then the jackpots are also surprisingly high. It’s been said by market analysts who understand the concept that many do not buy a card with an actual assumption of profiting. Zimbet is centered on one of the local or the British football divisions and involves predicting the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other hand, pamper the extremely rich of the country and vacationers. Until recently, there was a extremely substantial sightseeing industry, centered on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic anxiety and connected violence have cut into this trade.

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 Casino, which has only slot machine games. 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 gaming tables, one armed bandits and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which has slot machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the above talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is considerably like a parimutuel betting system), there is a total of two horse racing complexes in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second municipality) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the economy has shrunk by more than 40 percent in the past few years and with the connected poverty and bloodshed that has resulted, it isn’t well-known how healthy the tourist business which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will be alive till conditions improve is simply unknown.

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