Zambia offers a choice of casinos, the majority being found in Lusaka. They generally provide a wide choice of games in a relaxed setting. Zambian casinos are facilities that house and accommodate certain types of gambling activities. Casinos are most commonly built near or combined with hotels, restaurants, retail shopping centres. Table games such as blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat are played while supervised by a dealer, while slot machines are played by the individual. Most casinos in Zambia are open till very late at night, this gives you the opportunity to enjoy the facilities till very late. Zambia's casinos have gaming options for both the skilled and the beginner gambler.
Casinos in Zambia
Gambling in Zambia is legal and is regulated by three different legislative documents. The largest gambling city in Zambia is Lusaka with 10 gambling facilities, 77 table games, 516 gaming, slot, and video poker machines. Most casinos in Zambia provide you with the full range of games including slot machines, table and card games. Some of Zambia's well-known casinos include Emperor Palace Casino, Great Wall Casino and Majestic Casino. The legal age for gambling in Zambia is 18 years.
Some casinos in Zambia offer private gaming rooms, for clients who would like to have a private gambling experience. Luxurious services such as limousine pickups, great cuisine and complimentary alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages might also be available.
Casinos in Zambia have staff members who are always on hand to assist clients, providing a world-class gaming experience in a relaxed environment. You will find a choice of games, from traditional favourites to cutting edge technology options. These are offered at different levels, from beginner to established player.
The décor, lighting, floor layout and focal points found in Zambian casinos are designed and structured to provide a conducive environment for gamblers to feel free and comfortable as they gamble. Casinos in Zambia do not demand membership, so guests can walk right in, and begin to gamble for fun, entertainment, relaxation, make money or whichever other reason they may have for gambling.
Security in Zambian casinos is usually divided between a physical security force and a specialized surveillance department. The physical security force usually patrols the casino and responds to calls for assistance and reports of suspicious or definite criminal activity.
Some of the popular games in Zambia's casinos include:
Blackjack is considered to be one of the most recognized casino games all over the world. This casino game pits all players against the dealer. The objective of the game is to have the two cards in your hand up to more than the two cards in the dealer's hand - without exceeding 21. If you go over 21, you lose. Each number card is worth its numerical value, face cards are worth 10 and an Ace is worth 1 or 11.
Baccarat is one of the easiest games to learn and offers some of the best odds in the casino. The player and the banker each receive two cards with the objective being to get a point total closest to 9 just remember face cards and tens have no value.
Three Card Poker
Three Card Poker is two games in one, offering three ways to bet and four ways to win. Players first make an ante bet and then each player and the dealer receive three cards. Players then make additional wagers or fold and forfeit the ante.
Caribbean Stud Poker
To start playing, each player puts up an ante wager, and have the option of putting up a progressive jackpot bet as well. Each player and the dealer are dealt five cards, face down, the dealer will show one card face-up.
Texas Holdem Poker
Texas hold 'em (is a variation of the standard card game of poker. Two cards (hole cards) are dealt face down to each player and then five community cards are placed face-up by the dealer - a series of three ('the flop') then an additional single card ('the turn or fourth') and another additional card ('the river or fifth street).
In roulette, the player places his chips on the table where they would like to wager. The table consists of numbers 0 - 36 and then has additional betting for even-odd, red-black, low 18 - high 18, low/middle/high 12 and for the first/second/third columns. A player may also place their bet between 2, 3, 4 or 5 numbers and may cross between the additional betting area. The dealer will spin the wheel in a clockwise direction then roll a ball lands in a numbered slot on the wheel. All bets that correspond with the number of wins will be paid according to the table odds.
Craps is a high energy dice game based on 7. The player places bets around the table, there are many places to bet. The Pass line is the main focus of the game. 7 and 11 wins on this line while 2, 3 and 12 lose, all other numbers rolled make an established point. If that number is rolled again before a 7 is rolled, the bet wins. The Don’t Pass line is just the opposite, 2 and 3 wins where 7 and 11 loses. The Field line wins on 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, and 12, 2 and 12 pay double. The Come line is playable after a point is established, it plays the same as the Pass line. The Don’t Come plays like Don’t Pass after the point is established. Then you also can make bets on the horn, these bets are on getting 2, 3, 11, or 12 on the next roll.