The act of living in Zimbabwe is something of a gamble at the moment, so you might think that there would be little appetite for supporting Zimbabwe’s gambling dens. In fact, it seems to be working the other way around, with the critical economic conditions leading to a greater ambition to play, to attempt to locate a fast win, a way from the situation.

For nearly all of the people living on the meager nearby money, there are 2 established types of wagering, the state lotto and Zimbet. As with almost everywhere else in the world, there is a national lottery where the chances of profiting are surprisingly small, but then the jackpots are also unbelievably big. It’s been said by market analysts who study the situation that the lion’s share don’t buy a card with a real expectation of profiting. Zimbet is centered on either the domestic or the British football leagues and involves predicting the outcomes of future matches.

Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, on the other shoe, pamper the incredibly rich of the country and tourists. Up till not long ago, there was a incredibly big vacationing industry, built on safaris and trips to Victoria Falls. The economic woes and associated crime have carved into this trade.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling dens, there are 2 in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has 5 gaming tables and slot machines, and the Plumtree gambling den, which has just the slot machine games. 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 video machines, and Victoria Falls has the Elephant Hills Hotel and Casino and the Makasa Sun Hotel and Casino, both of which offer gaming machines and tables.

In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling dens and the above mentioned lottery and Zimbet (which is very like a pools system), there are also two horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the second metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

Given that the market has diminished by beyond forty percent in the past few years and with the associated poverty and conflict that has resulted, it is not well-known how well the vacationing business which supports Zimbabwe’s gambling dens will do in the near future. How many of them will carry on until conditions improve is merely unknown.