The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the moment, so you may imagine that there would be little desire for supporting Zimbabwe’s casinos. In reality, it seems to be working the opposite way around, with the atrocious market conditions creating a higher eagerness to wager, to try and locate a quick win, a way from the difficulty.

For almost all of the people living on the meager nearby earnings, there are two established types of betting, the national lottery and Zimbet. As with practically everywhere else on the planet, there is a national lotto where the odds of winning are extremely tiny, but then the jackpots are also extremely high. It’s been said by economists who understand the concept that most don’t purchase a ticket with an actual belief of hitting. Zimbet is built on one of the domestic or the British soccer divisions and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other foot, cater to the extremely rich of the country and vacationers. Until recently, there was a considerably large vacationing business, founded on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The market collapse and associated conflict have carved into this market.

Among 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 only slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slot machines. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which have table games, slots and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which have video poker machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the above mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a parimutuel betting system), there is a total of 2 horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the economy has deflated by more than 40 percent in recent years and with the associated poverty and bloodshed that has resulted, it is not well-known how healthy the vacationing industry which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the near future. How many of them will still be around till things get better is basically not known.