On May 14, 2021, The Grand Opening Of An Elite Casino Took Place In Kyiv


A new gambling complex Shangri La Casino Kyiv is already receiving guests in the capital’s Fairmont Grand Hotel. The casino was opened by the Storm International holding, which has been operating in the market of premium entertainment services for more than 30 years. The distinctive features of the new casino are an expensive and stylish interior in the art-deco style. A unique online slot system developed by Storm International, Darren Keane, the company chief executive director said, high-quality gaming equipment from the best manufacturers, and an international team of managers.


After the decision to legalize the gambling business in Ukraine was made, Storm International actively worked on launching a new casino in the market. According to company’s representatives, the opening of Shangri La Casino Kyiv is the result of more than a year of planning, design, construction, procurement, training and development. In a record time, work was carried out, ranging from the design project, engineering projects to the full execution of works on the separation of water supply networks, cold and heat supply, ventilation and light between the hotel and the casino. When planning and organizing the space for the gambling halls, special attention was paid to the premises optimal zoning, the separation of the staff and guests flows, and the placement of all the necessary services.

The gaming halls feature 80 slot machines on various topics (all with certificates and licenses), 20 tables for famous card games and 3 – for roulette. There are also 3 VIP rooms for special guests and a bar with a wide range of drinks for every taste.

The gambling equipment undergoes all the necessary certification and meets the declared parameters. The winning percentage on slot machines is over 94%. Shangri La casinos were the first in Ukraine to introduce a strategy of responsible gambling: they increase the awareness of guests about what responsible gambling is and what its principles are.

It should be noted that already the first month of work has shown that the legalization of the gambling business can significantly replenish the state budget. Licensing of Shangri La land-based casino has brought 72 million grivnia to the Ukrainian budget. And also experts believe that this will attract foreign tourists and, in general, will contribute to the economy development.

But the gambling industry legalization does not only allow counting on additional revenues to the state treasury. Thanks to opening gambling halls, new jobs have appeared. Shangri La Casino Kyiv employed 300 Ukrainians. For the high class gambling establishment to operate successfully, it is necessary to select qualified specialists who will be involved in the management, maintenance and promotion of the casino. And Shangri La casino provides the staff training. Here administrators, bartenders, waiters, and cashiers are trained in professional skills. Also in demand are service staff who understand technology. At the same time, it is not necessary that people have work experience – the main thing is the desire to learn and the ability to quickly perceive information.

Finding people to work in this area is not an easy task. This is due to the fact that illegal gambling clubs have damaged the reputation of the industry, although in the civilized world, work in such establishments is considered quite decent. People are afraid of the unknown and opinions that the gambling business is working for a crime. These are echoes of the 90s, which again became relevant after the ban on gambling in 2009. You need to understand that working in a legal company, people will receive an official salary, as well as the opportunity to constantly communicate  public, for which a casino is a fashionable vacation.

Shangri La players are accommodated in the most spacious hotel rooms in Kyiv

Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv is a hotel of the Canadian international hotel chain Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which includes 90 hotels in 30 countries of the world. A number of legendary hotels, such as The Savoy in London or the Plaza in New York, are now owned by the Fairmont hotel chain. In terms of the number of hotels managed by Fairmont, the chain is one of the 50 largest hotel companies in the world.

Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv is located in the most beautiful historical area of the city, known as Podil, between the Church of the Nativity of Christ and St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral. It combines magnificent views of the city and the Dnipro River, comfortable and spacious rooms and a high level of service that will make the guests’ rest unforgettable.

In the hotel rooms there is furniture from Canada and Italy, in the corridors on the walls, and in some rooms there are Ukrainian artists paintings, as well as artistic etudes based on Ukrainian architecture, national clothes and ornaments.

In total, the hotel has 258 rooms, costing from 250 euros per night, and the most expensive apartments can cost several thousand euros, the exact price will be given to you upon request.

About brand

The Storm International holding, Darren Keane noted, manages various brands. Shangri La casinos operate in the premium segment and are located in several countries of Eastern Europe. Storm Casinos are elite slot halls in Germany. Slots City is a new chain that the company is launching in Ukraine. You can also play at Shangri La casino on the official website, which was launched in 2016. The library contains 2 000+ games. There are scratchcards, video poker, live games and more. On the site, you can place bets on sports events, as well as on e-sports and virtual events. In the sportsbook section, there are 100+ disciplines. You can make bets in live and pre-match mode. Moreover, the Shangri La casino in Kharkiv is scheduled to open in December 2021. And also the company plans to expand in Lviv, Dnipro and Odessa.

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