The scenario with Sierra Leone’s casinos is way as you’d count on in a dust poor, grossly unequal, nation simply recovering from a devastating civil warfare. It isn’t precisely essentially the most welcoming of vacationer locations, however nonetheless a spot with a on line casino, and because the finish of the warfare has raised hopes of bettering that vacationer trade, extra on the best way.
The nation was based by the British (a minimum of, the trendy model of the nation was) as a spot to return these slaves who had fought for them within the American Revolution. This was pushed by a lot the identical impulse that led the People themselves to discovered the nation subsequent door, Liberia, fifty years later. It additionally led to precisely the identical issues 150 years later, for the returning freed slaves set themselves up because the ruling class and basically lorded it over the indigenous tribes. In each international locations, this led to vicious (and interlinked) civil wars within the 1990’s, which have solely simply been resolved. The international locations are slowly returning to some type of normality.
Sierra Leone has had an additional downside in that a lot of the wealth there was earned by the mining of gold and diamonds: this has led to the “useful resource curse,” which implies the rulers dwell excessive on the hog from the charges for these merchandise, whereas leaving the remainder of the nation to founder in determined poverty.
In these circumstances, and Sierra Leone’s casinos are not any completely different, you count on to see one or two flashy locations within the capital, the place that small elite can gamble and exhibit, whereas the remainder of the inhabitants not solely does not gamble, however they do not even have the money cash with which to take action.
Listing of Sierra Leone casinos.
Freetown: Bintumani Resort & On line casino
The Bintumani has blackjack and roulette tables.
There are additionally rumors that a second lodge is opening in Freetown with a on line casino: the Resort Kimbima. Little is thought concerning the video games and tables they are going to be providing.
In frequent with many different African international locations, there’s a hope that enlargement of the vacationer commerce will assist the financial system develop. Maybe, these Europeans fleeing the gloom of a Northern Hemisphere winter may be seduced into spending time within the nation, maybe attracted by an enlargement of Sierra Leone’s casinos? The one downside with this plan is that if everybody follows it there won’t be sufficient vacationers to go round.