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On May 14, First Licensed Land-Based Casino Began Operating in Ukraine

The new gambling house Shangri La Casino Kyiv is located in the historical center of the Ukrainian capital on the first level of the Fairmont Grand Hotel. At the disposal of visitors there are 80 slot machines, 20 tables for various games, restaurants and bars. Casino guests can stay in luxurious rooms of a 5-star hotel, use the services of the spa area and much more. The opening was marked by a sumptuous party.


The opening ceremony and the cutting of the red ribbon were held in the presence of several dozen guests. The official part was opened by the first persons of the company. Michael Boettcher is a well-known British entrepreneur, now the only foreign investor who has invested in the Ukrainian gambling industry.

“I am delighted to open a new Shangri La Casino in Kyiv.  Even though we have faced a number of difficulties, we successfully overcame them. This instills in us confidence that the gambling business future in Ukraine will be very positive. We are ready to take responsibility and organize a high-quality, bright and absolutely legal game for Ukrainian fans of gambling. The fair play principle for Shangri La casinos is not an empty phrase. Here real players are appreciated for their ability to play an intellectual game. Finally, a place has appeared in Ukraine where wealthy people can have a decent rest and enjoy a good game and a pleasant atmosphere” – said Michael Boettcher.

“Opening a casino on the territory of three to five star hotels is a great idea. The real gambling is a beautifully dressed audience, glasses of elite drinks and a subtle aftertaste of a big game. We plan to open all types of gambling activities in Ukraine: land-based casinos, slot machine halls, as well as online casinos. Thus, we have the opportunity to create jobs for Ukrainians and bring additional money into the state budget” – noted Darren Keane.

After the official ceremony was over, the organizers invited all the guests inside. Guests were able to play innovative slot machines and sit at luxurious gaming tables. The main hall has tables for roulette and poker, blackjack and punto banco. A separate room contains slot machines of all types and varieties. Each table has its own minimum and maximum bets, slots also differ in the offered range.

For the most discerning guests there are 3 VIP rooms for private play. Here you can enjoy a VIP vacation in a pleasant atmosphere and with the most popular gambling entertainment.

Sophisticated design is one of the strengths of Shangri La casinos, and the new casino in Kyiv is no exception. The exquisite interior is thought out to the smallest detail by the best designers.

Guests are served by 300 employees. The dress code is smart casual. Each guest must have a passport or other identity card with them. The entrance fee is $ 100 in exchange for chips.

Elegant design, aristocratic atmosphere and rich cultural heritage await guests of Fairmont Grand Hotel

The hotel is located a kilometer from the main street of the city - Khreshchatyk, at 1, Naberezhno-Khreshchatytska Street. Such iconic places of the capital as Andreevsky Descent, Arch of Friendship of Peoples, Mikhailovsky Golden-Domed Monastery, St. Andrew's Church are within walking distance. Boryspil International Airport is only half an hour away.

The hotel offers 258 spacious modern rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the hotel. The gourmet restaurant caters to all the gastronomic needs of the guests, offering Chinese, local and European cuisine. The stylish bar is ideal for meeting friends. For those who prefer to keep fit while traveling, the hotel offers a fitness center equipped with modern exercise equipment. For business meetings and large conferences, there are 12 conference rooms, ranging from 20 m² to 460 m².

This is the perfect location for a gaming vacation. Shangri La managers will take care of all the organizational issues related to the trip.

About brand

Storm International has been on the gambling market for about 30 years and has earned a positive reputation for its impeccable service and care for both guests and employees. Holding was founded in 1992 by Englishman Michael Boettcher as an international operator of the entertainment industry. The company is engaged not only in the new gambling establishments’ creation, but also in the entire industry's development and improvement.

Michael Boettcher himself has devoted his entire life to the casino and has 50 years of experience in the gambling business. He went from being a simple croupier to an international business owner.

The brand's gambling houses operate in the post-Soviet space: in Armenia, Georgia and Belarus. Elegant casinos adorn the capitals, are decorated in the same style, operate according to the same strict standards, maintain the highest level of service and adhere to the principles of responsible gambling.

The same service level and gambling products quality are offered by the brand's virtual platforms. There are all kinds of livecasino games, thousands of slots, instant scratchcards, a huge sportsbook section with pre-match bets and in-play bets.

The new Kyiv unit uses the most modern games, slot machines, software, modern trends and achievements of the gambling industry are implemented in practice. Shangri La Casino Kyiv has experienced professional management, a high level of service and comfort and guarantee of security and confidentiality.

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