The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the current time, so you may imagine that there would be little appetite for patronizing Zimbabwe’s casinos. Actually, it seems to be operating the other way around, with the atrocious market conditions leading to a greater desire to play, to try and locate a quick win, a way from the crisis.

For many of the citizens living on the tiny nearby wages, there are 2 common styles of betting, the state lottery and Zimbet. As with almost everywhere else in the world, there is a national lotto where the odds of profiting are remarkably low, but then the winnings are also unbelievably high. It’s been said by market analysts who study the concept that many don’t purchase a card with the rational belief of profiting. Zimbet is based on one of the national or the UK soccer divisions and involves predicting the results of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other foot, look after the considerably rich of the country and vacationers. Up till a short time ago, there was a exceptionally big tourist business, centered on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The market woes and associated crime have cut into this trade.

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 only slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slot machines. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which offer table games, one armed bandits and electronic poker 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 table games.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the aforestated alluded to lottery and Zimbet (which is considerably like a parimutuel betting system), there are a total of two horse racing tracks in the state: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second municipality) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Seeing as that the economy has shrunk by more than 40% in the past few years and with the connected poverty and conflict that has resulted, it isn’t well-known how healthy the sightseeing industry which supports Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will be alive until things get better is basically unknown.