The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the current time, so you might think that there might be very little desire for visiting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In reality, it appears to be functioning the opposite way around, with the critical market circumstances leading to a bigger desire to play, to attempt to find a quick win, a way from the problems.

For nearly all of the citizens living on the tiny local earnings, there are 2 established styles of wagering, the state lotto and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else on the globe, there is a national lottery where the odds of profiting are surprisingly tiny, but then the jackpots are also extremely large. It’s been said by market analysts who understand the subject that the lion’s share don’t buy a card with a real assumption of winning. Zimbet is centered on either the domestic or the United Kingston football leagues and involves determining the outcomes of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other hand, pander to the very rich of the country and travelers. Up till a short time ago, there was a very large sightseeing industry, built on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The market woes and associated bloodshed have cut into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has just the slot machines. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slots. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which have table games, slot machines and video machines, and Victoria Falls houses the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which offer video poker machines and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the previously talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a parimutuel betting system), there is a total of 2 horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second city) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the economy has deflated by beyond 40 percent in recent years and with the connected poverty and crime that has come about, it is not known how well the vacationing business which is the foundation for Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the in the years to come. How many of the casinos will carry through until conditions improve is merely not known.