• Zimbabwe gambling halls

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    The prospect of living in Zimbabwe is somewhat of a risk at the moment, so you could imagine that there might be very little appetite for visiting Zimbabwe’s casinos. Actually, it appears to be operating the opposite way around, with the desperate economic conditions creating a bigger desire to wager, to attempt to find a fast win, a way from the problems.

    For most of the locals living on the meager local wages, there are two common styles of gaming, the national lottery and Zimbet. As with practically everywhere else on the globe, there is a state lotto where the odds of profiting are unbelievably small, but then the winnings are also surprisingly big. It’s been said by economists who look at the concept that the lion’s share do not buy a ticket with an actual belief of hitting. Zimbet is centered on one of the national or the British football divisions and involves predicting the results of future games.

    Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, on the other foot, look after the astonishingly rich of the nation and vacationers. Up until recently, there was a very big sightseeing business, built on safaris and visits to Victoria Falls. The economic collapse and associated bloodshed have carved into this trade.

    Amongst Zimbabwe’s gambling halls, there are two in the capital, Harare, the Carribea Bay Resort and Casino, which has five gaming tables and slots, and the Plumtree Casino, which has only slots. The Zambesi Valley Hotel and Entertainment Center in Kariba also has just slots. Mutare has the Monclair Hotel and Casino and the Leopard Rock Hotel and Casino, the pair of which have table games, slot machines 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 blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

    In addition to Zimbabwe’s gambling halls and the above talked about lottery and Zimbet (which is quite like a pools system), there are also 2 horse racing complexes in the country: the Matabeleland Turf Club in Bulawayo (the 2nd metropolis) and the Borrowdale Park in Harare.

    Given that the economy has deflated by more than 40 percent in the past few years and with the connected deprivation and crime that has arisen, it isn’t understood how well the sightseeing industry which supports Zimbabwe’s casinos will do in the near future. How many of them will carry through till things get better is simply unknown.

     December 15th, 2009  Abigail   No comments

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