Football Betting Craze Hits Zimbabwe - Thursday 15th of December 2005

ZIMBABWE – As reported by the BBC News: "A new gambling craze has hit Zimbabwe, with the recent launch of a football betting service called ZimBet.

"Although people stand to win more money on the national lottery, the element of skill makes it irresistible to those who think they know it all when it comes to football.

"The operation expanded from 12 outlets to 27 in its first month, and there are plans to spread to other countries by the time of the Nations Cup.

"Punters can either predict the scoreline of a single match from the local premier league, or go for the jackpot, where the correct score is needed in six games - no easy task.

"Betting is also offered on English Premiership matches…"

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