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The relative deficiency in the numbers of, Mozambique’s casinos is in 1 sense more or less baffling, in one way or another.

In years gone by, the area was a spot where plenty of South Africans would vacation to disappear from the extremely restrictive regulations on betting (and, it has to be said, mixing with other races) that they had at home. So, you might bank on a picture of an expanding industry to oblige that tourist trade.

At the same time, maybe it is not considerably an astonishment. The area is one of the most pauperized on the globe, having gone through a frightening civil war (followed by destructive floods) from which it is still, very slowly, coming around. This tends to make a country a lot less of a tourist prospect, though there is at this moment a developing scene along a few of the country’s beautiful beaches.

It is in addition valid that regionally to a certain extent, casinos in Mozambique have had to compete with many others in the recently liberalized South Africa, including the exemplary Sun City founded by the Kerzner family management.

Here’s a list of Mozambique’s casinos:

Maputo: Polana Casino Hotel

There are seventy-eight slot machines and video poker games, five tables of American roulette, four blackjack tables, and one poker table.

Namaacha: Sol Libombos Hotel Casino

There are 40 slot machines, American roulette, as well as two tables for poker and also punto banco.

It is thought that over time the full tourism industry in Mozambique will grow efficaciously. While the local languages are, obviously, African, there is also the remnant of Portuguese from the old colonial power and the distinctive and growing awakening of English, both from South Africa and as part of the global phenomenon. The country is quite cheap (clearly, as it is really poor) and as above, has some of the most outstanding beaches in the world, fronting onto the Indian Ocean. Those are the class of things that make tourism agents drool, and as the country climbs out of its prevailing slump, it’s likely that not only will tourism expand, but that the list of Mozambique’s casinos will grow longer also.

While the country is not likely to ever replenish its character as a location for partying South Africans, as there are now other options closer to home for them to relish in, the advancement of a long distance tourism industry is being outlined. This would be to cater to Europeans seeking winter sun, as a release from the dullness of the Northern Hemisphere winter. Additionally, obviously, the most elite prawns (shrimp) worldwide come from just offshore, in the Mozambique Channel.