The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the current time, so you may imagine that there would be little desire for supporting Zimbabwe’s casinos. In fact, it appears to be working the other way, with the desperate economic conditions creating a higher eagerness to bet, to try and discover a quick win, a way from the crisis.

For the majority of the locals surviving on the meager local wages, there are 2 established forms of gambling, the national lotto and Zimbet. As with practically everywhere else on the planet, there is a state lotto where the chances of succeeding are extremely small, but then the prizes are also extremely high. It’s been said by market analysts who look at the situation that the majority do not buy a ticket with the rational expectation of winning. Zimbet is centered on either the national or the British football divisions and involves predicting the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other foot, pander to the extremely rich of the nation and vacationers. Up till a short time ago, there was a exceptionally large sightseeing industry, based on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The market collapse and connected violence have cut into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s casinos, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and one armed bandits, and the Plumtree gambling hall, which has just the slot machines. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slots. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which offer table games, slot machines and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the two of which has gaming machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the aforementioned mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is considerably like a parimutuel betting system), there are also 2 horse racing tracks in the nation: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the economy has diminished by more than forty percent in recent years and with the connected deprivation and bloodshed that has arisen, it is not well-known how healthy the tourist industry which funds Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will still be around till things get better is basically unknown.