The first licensed VIP-level casino opened in Kyiv
In mid-May 2021, a new Shangri La casino opened at the Fairmont Grand Hotel in Kyiv. This is a modern premium casino offering its players a complex of 80 slot machines, 20 tables for playing American roulette and card games, as well as additional services and privileges.
An interesting and eventful program awaited the guests of the evening: a speech by Storm International CEO Darren Keane, welcoming words by the company’s founder Michael Boettcher, the very opening ceremony of a new entertainment complex, a festive meal and much more.
“I am happy to have the opportunity to implement such a unique project as Shangri La Kyiv in the capital of Ukraine. This is a delightful city. It fascinated me at first sight and amazed me with an extraordinary mixture of rich history and modern lifestyle. And I am very glad that my values of running an honest and transparent business are the same as those of my Ukrainian partners. Support for the gambling business will allow the Ukrainian government to demonstrate to foreign partners that exterior capitals are awaited here and are ready to favor their appearance. We offer a wide range of entertainment for every taste, and we expect that everyone will find a game format to their liking. Our young casino will become a world-class entertainment destination and will attract visitors from many countries” – pointed out Michael Boettcher, the Shangri La founder.
In turn, Storm International CEO Darren Keane said: “This is a truly long-awaited and important event for us. We are very happy to create jobs for Ukrainians and help the country’s economy with new tax revenues. Also, thanks to the gambling business legalization, the tourists’ number will increase. We focus primarily on locals, but we also count on many foreign visitors. The increase in the tourist flow will noticeably affect the amount of funds received annually into the country’s budget. We are confident that the implementation of our project will attract additional investment in the tourism sector”.
In the main hall, with 20 gaming tables, guests are offered several types of poker, blackjack, American roulette and punto banco. Also guests can enjoy vivid story games in slot machines, which will surpass the most daring expectations in terms of equipment and comfort.
Interest in the new casino among residents and Kyiv guests is obvious. The establishment works around the clock. Even though not a lot of time has passed since the launch, all these days there were visitors in the halls.
To enter the casino, you need to make a deposit of $ 100. This amount will be given out chips that can be used in any game. There is a certain minimum and maximum bet for all games. It is not permitted to go beyond this range. The entrance to the casino is allowed to persons who have reached the age of 21. You need to have a passport or other identity document with you.
For Kyiv, the new establishment has become not only a point of attraction for tourists, but also a significant taxpayer. According to the statutory tax rates in Ukraine for the gambling business, the new Shangri La company unit has already brought UAH 72 million to the country’s budget – this is how much the license costs. And this is without taking into account other tax deductions. It should be noted that it will employ 300 people.
Shangri La guests stay in an extra-class hotel
Stylish architectural solution of the hotel building, luxurious interiors, attentive staff – all this has made the Fairmont Grand Hotel the best hotel in the country. The hotel’s 12-floors building harmoniously fits into the picturesque buildings of the Dnipro River coastline and the historical district of Podil.
The hotel rooms offer stunning panoramic views of the city, the river, or the inner atrium. Hotel guests do not have to worry about living in noise and cramped conditions – all rooms are equipped with soundproof glass with the highest level of sound insulation, and are considered to be the largest in Kyiv: it is only necessary to say that the area of a standard room in the hotel is at least 42 square meters!
The apartments are decorated in a classic, elegant style with precious woods, marble and fine carpets. At the same time, the technical equipment meets the latest requirements in the field of high technologies. Air conditioning with individual climate control function, soft mattresses, luxurious bedding, down pillows and blankets, luxurious bathrobes, exclusive cosmetics and much more can be found in every hotel room.
Gourmets are sure to appreciate the on-site gourmet restaurants and bars. If you feel a decline of mental and physical strength, be sure to go to the spa center, where the attentive staff will do everything to return you to the subtle harmony of spirit and body.
Storm International, Darren Keane said, was founded by Michael Boettcher in 1992, has built a large-scale casino network over its thirty-year history. Today, Shangri La gambling complexes are located in the capitals of Armenia, Georgia, Belarus and Ukraine. There are also a dozen unique slot halls in several cities in Germany.
In 2016, the brand launched an internet gambling platform. It features thousands of the best games, including live casino, online slots, scratchcards, and an extensive sportsbook section.
One of the main brand achievements is that, operating in such a highly competitive environment, the company was able to reach a significant market share, especially in the VIP sector.
The Shangri La brand is the benchmark for the gambling tradition. The network’s establishments not only gather players from all over the world, but are also recognized by experts as the best in their industry. In addition, some of them are among the most striking architectural landmarks.
And the new complex in Kyiv meets the world-class gambling resorts standards!