The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you could envision that there might be very little affinity for patronizing Zimbabwe’s casinos. In fact, it seems to be functioning the other way around, with the atrocious economic conditions creating a bigger eagerness to bet, to try and locate a quick win, a way from the crisis.

For many of the people subsisting on the meager nearby wages, there are two popular styles of gaming, the state lotto and Zimbet. As with most everywhere else in the world, there is a state lottery where the probabilities of winning are unbelievably low, but then the winnings are also remarkably high. It’s been said by economists who look at the subject that many don’t purchase a ticket with an actual belief of hitting. Zimbet is centered on either the national or the English football divisions and involves predicting the outcomes of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other foot, look after the exceedingly rich of the country and sightseers. Until a short time ago, there was a extremely substantial sightseeing industry, based on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and connected conflict have cut into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s casinos, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree gambling hall, which has just the slot machine games. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just one armed bandits. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which contain gaming tables, 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 offer gaming machines and table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the aforementioned mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a parimutuel betting system), there is a total of two horse racing tracks in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd municipality) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the economy has contracted by more than 40% in recent years and with the associated poverty and conflict that has come about, it isn’t understood how healthy the sightseeing business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will carry through till conditions improve is simply not known.