Mozambique Casinos

November 19th, 2009 by Isabel Leave a reply »

The relative shortage in the numbers of, Mozambique’s casinos is in one sense more or less puzzling, in one way or another.

In past times, the territory was a location where lots of South Africans would visit to disappear from the considerably restricting protocols on betting (and, it has to be said, mixing with other races) that they had at home. Thus, you would bargain on a aura of an expanding industry to cater to that tourist market.

On the other hand, perhaps it isn’t particularly a bombshell. The region is one of the poorest on the planet, having been through a distressing civil war (followed by crushing floods) from which it is still, very slowly, coming around. This tends to make a country much less of a vacation destination, even though there is presently a inviting setting along several of the region’s attractive beaches.

It is too true that regionally to a certain degree, casinos in Mozambique have had to contend with many others in the recently liberalized South Africa, consisting of the well-known Sun City founded by the Kerzner family establishment.

Here is a list of Mozambique’s casinos:

Maputo: Polana Casino Hotel

There are seventy-eight slot machines and also video poker games, 5 tables of American roulette, 4 blackjack tables, as well as one poker table.

Namaacha: Sol Libombos Hotel Casino

There are forty slot machines, American roulette, as well as 2 tables for poker and punto banco.

It is thought that over time the whole tourism sector in Mozambique will build greatly. While the local languages are, clearly, African, there is at the same time the portion of Portuguese from the old colonial power and the current and expanding inception of English, both from South Africa and as part of the world-wide phenomenon. The country is extremely cheap (obviously, as it is really poor) and as above, has some of the most attractive beaches on the globe, fronting onto the Indian Ocean. Those are the sorts of things that make tourism management drool, and as the country climbs out of its current slump, it is likely that not only will tourism boost, but that the list of casinos in Mozambique will grow longer too.

While the country is not expected to ever recapture its reputation as a destination for partying South Africans, as there are now other alternatives closer to home for them to engross in, the enhancement of a long distance tourism sector is being planned. This would be to oblige Europeans hopeful for winter sun, as a break from the distress of the Northern Hemisphere winter. And, to top it off, the best prawns (shrimp) around the world are just offshore, in the Mozambique Channel.


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