The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you could think that there would be very little appetite for patronizing Zimbabwe’s casinos. In reality, it seems to be operating the opposite way around, with the desperate economic circumstances leading to a higher desire to gamble, to attempt to locate a quick win, a way out of the problems.

For many of the citizens surviving on the tiny local earnings, there are 2 established forms of gaming, the state lotto and Zimbet. Just as with almost everywhere else on the globe, there is a state lottery where the odds of winning are surprisingly tiny, but then the jackpots are also extremely big. It’s been said by market analysts who understand the concept that most don’t purchase a card with a real belief of hitting. Zimbet is founded on one of the domestic or the British football divisions and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other shoe, mollycoddle the incredibly rich of the state and sightseers. Up till recently, there was a incredibly substantial sightseeing industry, centered on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The market anxiety and associated crime have cut into this market.

Among Zimbabwe’s casinos, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree Casino, which has just the slot machine games. 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, the two of which contain gaming tables, slot machines and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which offer gaming machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the previously talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a pools system), there is a total of two horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the economy has diminished by more than forty percent in recent years and with the associated poverty and crime that has come about, it isn’t well-known how healthy the sightseeing industry which supports Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the next few years. How many of them will carry through until things get better is basically unknown.