The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the moment, so you might imagine that there might be very little appetite for supporting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In reality, it appears to be working the other way, with the critical economic circumstances creating a larger desire to gamble, to try and locate a quick win, a way from the problems.

For almost all of the locals subsisting on the meager local money, there are two dominant styles of gaming, the state lotto and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else on the globe, there is a national lotto where the probabilities of succeeding are unbelievably small, but then the jackpots are also extremely big. It’s been said by financial experts who understand the idea that the lion’s share don’t buy a card with a real expectation of hitting. Zimbet is founded on either the domestic or the United Kingston football divisions and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other shoe, look after the very rich of the society and sightseers. Until a short time ago, there was a considerably substantial sightseeing business, founded on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The market woes and associated bloodshed have cut into this market.

Among Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has just the slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only slot machines. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which contain table games, slots and video poker machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, each of which have video poker machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the aforementioned talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a pools system), there are a total of two horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Given that the market has diminished by beyond 40% in the past few years and with the connected poverty and violence that has cropped up, it is not known how healthy the sightseeing business which supports Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the in the years to come. How many of the casinos will still be around till things improve is simply not known.