The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the current time, so you might think that there would be little affinity for visiting Zimbabwe’s casinos. In reality, it seems to be working the opposite way around, with the desperate economic conditions leading to a larger ambition to play, to attempt to locate a quick win, a way out of the difficulty.

For almost all of the locals living on the meager nearby money, there are two established types of betting, the state lottery and Zimbet. As with most everywhere else in the world, there is a state lotto where the probabilities of hitting are extremely low, but then the prizes are also unbelievably high. It’s been said by financial experts who look at the subject that the majority don’t buy a ticket with the rational expectation of winning. Zimbet is founded on one of the domestic or the United Kingston football leagues and involves determining the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, pamper the astonishingly rich of the state and tourists. Until not long ago, there was a exceptionally large sightseeing industry, built on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The market woes and associated conflict have carved into this trade.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 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 only slot machines. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which contain gaming tables, one armed bandits and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which have gaming machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the previously alluded to lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a pools system), there are a total of two horse racing complexes in the nation: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the economy has shrunk by beyond 40% in the past few years and with the associated poverty and bloodshed that has come to pass, it isn’t known how healthy the tourist business which funds Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the near future. How many of them will be alive until conditions improve is simply unknown.