The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the current time, so you could imagine that there would be little appetite for going to Zimbabwe’s casinos. In reality, it appears to be functioning the other way around, with the atrocious market circumstances creating a bigger eagerness to bet, to attempt to discover a fast win, a way out of the situation.

For most of the people living on the tiny nearby money, there are two popular types of gambling, the state lotto and Zimbet. As with practically everywhere else on the planet, there is a state lottery where the odds of succeeding are remarkably low, but then the jackpots are also surprisingly big. It’s been said by financial experts who understand the idea that most do not purchase a card with an actual expectation of profiting. Zimbet is based on either the domestic or the UK soccer leagues and involves predicting the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other foot, pamper the extremely rich of the state and tourists. Up till recently, there was a incredibly big vacationing industry, based on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The market woes and associated crime have cut into this trade.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, 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 just the slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just one armed bandits. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which contain table games, one armed bandits and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the pair of which have gaming machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the above mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a parimutuel betting system), there are a total of two horse racing tracks in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second municipality) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the economy has diminished by more than forty percent in recent years and with the connected deprivation and crime that has cropped up, it isn’t well-known how healthy the sightseeing business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the near future. How many of them will still be around until conditions get better is simply not known.