The act of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the moment, so you may imagine that there might be little affinity for supporting Zimbabwe’s casinos. Actually, it seems to be functioning the other way around, with the crucial economic conditions leading to a greater eagerness to wager, to attempt to locate a quick win, a way from the difficulty.

For nearly all of the citizens living on the tiny local money, there are two dominant styles of betting, the state lotto and Zimbet. As with most everywhere else in the world, there is a state lotto where the probabilities of profiting are extremely tiny, but then the winnings are also surprisingly high. It’s been said by financial experts who understand the subject that the lion’s share do not buy a card with an actual expectation of hitting. Zimbet is founded on either the domestic or the British football divisions and involves predicting the outcomes of future games.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, mollycoddle the very rich of the society and tourists. Up till recently, there was a very large sightseeing industry, founded on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The market collapse and connected bloodshed have carved into this market.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has only slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slot machines. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which have table games, slot machines and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which offer video poker machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the above talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is considerably like a pools system), there are also two horse racing complexes in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd municipality) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Given that the economy has diminished by beyond 40 percent in recent years and with the connected poverty and crime that has resulted, it isn’t understood how healthy the vacationing industry which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the near future. How many of them will carry through until conditions improve is merely not known.