The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the moment, so you might envision that there might be very little appetite for patronizing Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In fact, it seems to be working the opposite way around, with the atrocious economic conditions leading to a greater ambition to play, to try and locate a quick win, a way from the crisis.

For most of the citizens subsisting on the abysmal nearby money, there are 2 popular styles of betting, the state lottery and Zimbet. As with practically everywhere else in the world, there is a national lottery where the probabilities of profiting are surprisingly tiny, but then the jackpots are also extremely high. It’s been said by market analysts who study the subject that many don’t buy a card with an actual belief of hitting. Zimbet is founded on either the local or the United Kingston football leagues and involves determining the outcomes of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other foot, cater to the extremely rich of the state and sightseers. Up till a short while ago, there was a considerably substantial sightseeing business, based on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The market woes and connected violence have carved into this market.

Among Zimbabwe’s casinos, 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 gambling den, which has just the slot machines. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slots. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which contain gaming tables, 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 video poker machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the previously talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is considerably like a parimutuel betting system), there are 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.

Seeing as that the market has diminished by more than 40% in recent years and with the associated poverty and crime that has arisen, it is not understood how well the sightseeing business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the near future. How many of them will survive till conditions get better is merely not known.