The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the current time, so you could think that there might be very little appetite for supporting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. In fact, it appears to be functioning the opposite way, with the atrocious economic circumstances leading to a greater desire to gamble, to attempt to find a fast win, a way out of the problems.

For nearly all of the locals living on the meager nearby money, there are two common styles of wagering, the state lotto and Zimbet. Just as with most everywhere else in the world, there is a national lotto where the odds of hitting are extremely small, but then the prizes are also very large. It’s been said by financial experts who look at the concept that most don’t purchase a card with the rational belief of profiting. Zimbet is built on one of the local or the British soccer divisions and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other shoe, look after the incredibly rich of the state and vacationers. Up till a short time ago, there was a incredibly substantial sightseeing industry, centered on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The market anxiety and associated bloodshed have cut into this market.

Among Zimbabwe’s casinos, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and one armed bandits, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has only slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has only one armed bandits. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, both of which offer gaming tables, 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 blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

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

Since the economy has deflated by more than forty percent in recent years and with the connected deprivation and conflict that has come to pass, it is not well-known how well the tourist business which is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the next few years. How many of the casinos will be alive till conditions get better is merely not known.