The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a gamble at the moment, so you may think that there would be little affinity for supporting Zimbabwe’s gambling halls. Actually, it seems to be functioning the other way around, with the atrocious market conditions leading to a larger ambition to wager, to try and locate a fast win, a way out of the difficulty.

For nearly all of the citizens subsisting on the tiny local wages, there are 2 popular forms of gambling, the national lottery and Zimbet. As with almost everywhere else on the globe, there is a national lottery where the chances of hitting are surprisingly small, but then the prizes are also unbelievably high. It’s been said by financial experts who look at the subject that the majority don’t purchase a ticket with an actual expectation of winning. Zimbet is founded on either the local or the British soccer leagues and involves determining the outcomes of future games.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other shoe, mollycoddle the exceedingly rich of the society and travelers. Up until recently, there was a very large vacationing business, built on nature trips and trips to Victoria Falls. The market woes and connected conflict have cut into this trade.

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

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the above talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a pools system), there are also 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 diminished by beyond 40% in recent years and with the associated deprivation and conflict that has cropped up, it is not well-known how well the tourist business which supports Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the next few years. How many of them will be alive until conditions get better is merely not known.