The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the current time, so you could think that there would be very little desire for visiting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In reality, it appears to be working the other way around, with the awful market conditions creating a greater ambition to gamble, to attempt to locate a quick win, a way out of the situation.

For most of the citizens subsisting on the meager local earnings, there are 2 dominant types of wagering, the state lottery and Zimbet. Just as with practically everywhere else on the globe, there is a state lotto where the odds of succeeding are unbelievably small, but then the prizes are also unbelievably large. It’s been said by market analysts who understand the situation that many don’t buy a card with a real belief of hitting. Zimbet is founded on either the domestic or the United Kingston football divisions and involves predicting the outcomes of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other shoe, mollycoddle the considerably rich of the state and tourists. Until a short while ago, there was a very big sightseeing business, founded on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and connected violence have carved into this trade.

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

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

Seeing as that the market has deflated by more than 40 percent in recent years and with the connected deprivation and conflict that has come to pass, it isn’t understood how well the sightseeing business which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the in the years to come. How many of them will still be around till conditions improve is merely unknown.