The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the moment, so you could imagine that there would be little desire for supporting Zimbabwe’s casinos. Actually, it appears to be operating the opposite way, with the awful economic circumstances leading to a higher eagerness to wager, to try and discover a quick win, a way from the crisis.

For almost all of the citizens subsisting on the tiny nearby money, there are 2 common forms of wagering, the national lotto and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else in the world, there is a state lotto where the chances of succeeding are surprisingly low, but then the jackpots are also very big. It’s been said by market analysts who understand the concept that the majority do not purchase a card with a real assumption of winning. Zimbet is built on either the national or the British soccer leagues and involves determining the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other hand, pamper the considerably rich of the state and vacationers. Up until a short time ago, there was a very big vacationing business, centered on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The market anxiety and associated violence have carved into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are two 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 slot machines. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Centre in Kariba also has just slots. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which have table games, one armed bandits and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which have gaming machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the previously alluded to lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a parimutuel betting system), there is a total of two horse racing tracks in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Given that the market has contracted by more than 40%in the past few years and with the associated poverty and bloodshed that has arisen, it is not understood how healthy the vacationing industry which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the next few years. How many of them will survive until conditions improve is basically unknown.