The entire process of living in Zimbabwe is something of a risk at the moment, so you could think that there would be very little desire for going to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In fact, it seems to be operating the other way around, with the desperate economic circumstances leading to a greater desire to bet, to attempt to locate a quick win, a way from the situation.

For many of the citizens living on the abysmal nearby money, there are 2 common types of wagering, the state lotto and Zimbet. As with almost everywhere else in the world, there is a national lottery where the odds of hitting are remarkably tiny, but then the winnings are also extremely high. It’s been said by market analysts who study the situation that the majority don’t buy a card with a real belief of hitting. Zimbet is founded on either the domestic or the English soccer leagues and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other foot, cater to the very rich of the society and travelers. Until recently, there was a considerably big vacationing business, founded on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The market woes and connected crime have cut into this market.

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

In addition to Zimbabwe’s casinos and the above talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a parimutuel betting system), there is a total of two horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd municipality) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Since the economy has contracted by beyond forty percent in the past few years and with the connected deprivation and crime that has come about, it is not well-known how well the tourist industry which funds Zimbabwe’s gambling halls will do in the near future. How many of them will survive until conditions get better is simply not known.