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 going to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In fact, it seems to be functioning the opposite way around, with the desperate economic circumstances creating a larger ambition to gamble, to attempt to find a fast win, a way out of the crisis.

For almost all of the citizens surviving on the tiny local money, there are 2 popular styles of gaming, the national lotto and Zimbet. As with almost everywhere else on the planet, there is a state lottery where the odds of profiting are surprisingly small, but then the winnings are also remarkably high. It’s been said by economists who understand the idea that many don’t purchase a card with a real assumption of hitting. Zimbet is based on one of the domestic or the British football divisions and involves predicting the results of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other foot, cater to the astonishingly rich of the society and tourists. Up till a short time ago, there was a incredibly big tourist business, centered on nature trips and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic collapse and connected bloodshed have carved into this market.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s casinos, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree Casino, which has just the slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only one armed bandits. Mutare contains the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the two of which offer gaming tables, slot machines and electronic poker machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, the two of which offer slot machines and table games.

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

Seeing as that the economy has shrunk by more than 40% in recent years and with the associated poverty and violence that has arisen, it isn’t known how well the tourist business which supports Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the near future. How many of the casinos will be alive until things improve is simply unknown.