The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the current time, so you might envision that there might be little appetite for supporting Zimbabwe’s casinos. In reality, it appears to be operating the other way, with the atrocious market conditions creating a larger eagerness to wager, to attempt to discover a fast win, a way out of the situation.

For almost all of the people subsisting on the meager nearby wages, there are 2 common types of gambling, the state lottery and Zimbet. As with practically everywhere else on the globe, there is a state lotto where the chances of hitting are extremely low, but then the winnings are also very large. It’s been said by financial experts who study the subject that many do not purchase a card with the rational belief of profiting. Zimbet is built on either the national or the English football leagues and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s casinos, on the other shoe, cater to the incredibly rich of the country and travelers. Up till a short time ago, there was a very big tourist industry, founded on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic anxiety and associated violence 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 five gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has only 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 machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which have video poker machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the previously mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a parimutuel betting system), there are also 2 horse racing tracks in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the market has deflated by more than 40 percent in recent years and with the connected deprivation and crime that has come about, it is not known how well the sightseeing industry which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the next few years. How many of them will carry on till things improve is merely unknown.