obert Gabriel Mugabe was born on February 21, 1924 in the city of Kutama in the territory of present-day Zimbabwe. Before coming to power in 1987, he had spent 11 years in prison for participating in the national liberation movement. Robert Mugabe is famous, first of all, for his anti-American claims, as well as the fact that in 2005 inflation reached a record 502% in the new 21st century.

Interestingly, but at the peak of inflation growth, speaking in front of journalists, the President of Zimbabwe declared that the population of his country was “very happy”. What it meant to be “very happy,” the president did not know firsthand. A few years ago Mugabe won the top prize in the state lottery in the amount of $ 2,639. Curiously, but only those citizens who had accounts in the National Bank of Zimbabwe participated in this lottery, for every $ 135 there was only one lottery ticket. Naturally, the record number of entries was registered in the name of the current president, so the award did not keep him waiting long. They say that the results of the lottery greatly upset the citizens of Zimbabwe.
Robert Mugabe is a very temperamental person and a typical gamer by nature. Many of his statements are made in a rush of passion and enthusiasm. By UFABET the way, the president’s attitude towards the gambling industry is not bad at all: there are several open casinos in the country, as well as race tracks with the tote, left to the Zimbabweans from the English colonizers.

Augusto Pinochet
(1915)
Augusto Pinochet was born on November 25, 1915 in Valparaíso, a seaside resort in Chile. In September 1973 he organized a coup against Chilean President Allende and after his assassination he assumed the position of head of state. Like many other “heroes” of the twentieth century, he was distinguished by massive terror in relation to those “of different mind.”

General Pinochet was quite a cruel and ruthless person, but under his rule hyperinflation stopped and economic growth began.

The Chilean dictator had a negative attitude towards the gambling industry and there were no gambling houses in the country during his rule. However, he had a fairly loyal attitude to holding a state lottery. Perhaps it was because control of the lottery winnings was entrusted to his daughter Lucía Pinochet Hiriart?

Only after a few years after Pinochet’s retirement under President Eduardo Free, a new casino was opened in the country in 1997.
Augusto Pinochet is currently in Chile under house arrest and is awaiting trial for tax evasion. The trial, by the way, perhaps, will not even take place due to his age and his extremely poor health.

We can continue to mention the great dictators and rulers of the 20th century and discuss his attitude towards the gaming industry. Iosip Broz Tito, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Idi Amin, Joseph Desire Mobutu, Muammar Gaddafi, Suharto, Thieu, Somoza, Marcos, Pol Pot, Ceausescu, Bokassa, Hissene Habre, Chombe, Franco, Duvalier, Mengistu Haile Mariam, Batista, Salazar and many others had a different attitude towards the game. Some, like Marcos and Batista, liked it a lot, while others, like Gaddafi and Ceausescu, didn’t even give it a chance to exist.
While in Spain all power was in the hands of General Franco Bahamonde Francisco, people were even afraid to talk about gambling houses, but as soon as he died and the royal throne was occupied by Juan Carlos I, a number of casinos were immediately opened. in the country. While Batista favored games of chance, Fidel Castro, who replaced him, immediately banned them. And it is clear. Batista was an American protégé and Fidel was the one who fought against US imperialism. This is why the casinos simply fell out of favor.

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