A new casino of the world famous Shangri La chain was opened in the center of Kyiv on the embankment of the Dnipro ĺRiver in mid-May 2021. This is an incredibly exquisite gambling complex with great games and unrivaled service.
Shangri La Casino Kyiv is a modern gambling center that will offer guests 80 innovative slot machines from leading providers. Visitors will also find 20 tables with the most popular card games and roulette.
During the opening ceremony, the founder of the company, along with the CEO, solemnly cut the red ribbon and made welcoming speeches.
Briton Michael Boettcher, who has been running a network of gambling establishments around the world for almost 30 years, is still the only foreign investor who has decided to open his branded complex in Ukraine. During his speech to the guests at his new casino, he noted: “I am very glad to open the Shangri La Casino in Kyiv. This is an amazing city where I met many honest and open people. I like doing business here with my Ukrainian partners and we have exactly the same values in this matter. I always adhere to the principles of doing business in accordance with internationally recognized standards. And I do my best to build the reputation of our casinos as the safest and most positive place to come and have fun”.
“We were looking forward to this day. And it’s really great that now we can provide new jobs for Ukrainians. A feature of our company is also the fact that many employees from Ukraine work in casinos in Minsk, Yerevan and Tbilisi. Now some of them are returning to Kyiv as local managers. Also I would like to add that a huge advantage of Ukrainian legalization is the possibility of opening casinos and slot machine halls exclusively on the territory of 3-5-star hotels. This will undoubtedly have a positive impact on both the tourism sector and the economy as a whole. The gambling industry is a business that will bring a huge amount of people and money into the country” – summed up Darren Keane, Storm International and Shangri La CEO.
At the end of the official part, the guests were invited inside and they were able to place their first bets. Visitors who entered the complex were greeted by the main hall with 20 luxurious tables and a spacious hall with slot machines. Also, by special invitations, you can get into a separate VIP-zone, consisting of several private rooms.
From the first days of its operation, the new gambling complex has become the object of close attention of true fans of a good game. It is open around the clock and there are always visitors in the halls. The new casino is incredibly conveniently located, and it is not difficult to get to the place from anywhere in the city.
This makes it very attractive for organizing so-called junket tours, when wealthy players agree to spend a certain amount of money on the game in exchange for free flight and accommodation. The managers are waiting for you, they are meeting you, they provide you with an excellent hotel, a guide, an entertainment program, round-trip air tickets and even help in obtaining a visa. And it’s all free! All that is required of you is to devote yourself to an interesting and favorite pastime – to play in the casino.
Shangri La guests enjoy their vacation in one of the most respectable hotels in Kyiv
Fairmont Grand Hotel is located in the very center of Kyiv at 1 Naberezhno-Khreshchatytska Street, 100 meters from the Dnipro River.
Proximity to attractions such as Kyiv funicular (220 m), Monument to Volodymyr the Great (260 m), St. Michael’s Cathedral (590 m), Andriivsky descent (710 m), Landscape alley (820 m), makes Fairmont Grand Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Kyiv.
It offers luxurious suites, an exquisite spa and beauty salon, a fitness center and 12 meeting rooms. At the hotel’s cafes and restaurants, guests can enjoy delicious coffee, cocktails and light meals in a relaxed chic setting.
The rooms are individually designed and equipped with a wide range of amenities. For the most discerning guests, there are royal suites and presidential apartments. Elegant fireplaces, marble bathrooms and spacious foyers, exclusively made glass chandeliers, precious wood wall decorations and exquisite design elements define the majestic character of the most respectable suites in Ukraine/
Storm International, which today owns the Shangri La casino chain in several countries, was founded in 1992. Michael Boettcher, the owner of this brand, began his career in a London casino back in 1971. He worked as a regular dealer, accepted bets and watched huge amounts of money pass through the casino – the international gambling industry was developing before his eyes.
Having opened the first Shangri La casino in Moscow, Storm International’s management focused on the markets of the former CIS countries.
In 2008 the Shangri La casino opened in Yerevan, the next year – in Minsk. At the same time a network of gambling clubs appeared in Germany. In 2012 the Shangri La casino was opened in Tbilisi. All branded units regularly receive top awards for excellence in entertainment and service, making them some of the most popular entertainment venues in their respective countries.
Also, noted Darren Keane, Shangri La virtual platforms deserve special attention. Websites operate in dozens of countries and support many languages. They feature incredibly rich gambling content that includes a wide variety of live casino games, thousands of slots, all kinds of pre-match bets and in-play bets.
As the history of the Shangri La brand shows, a rational approach allows you to turn the organization of the gambling business into a real art. And the new complex Shangri La Casino Kyiv will make every effort to become one of the leaders in the gambling business in Kyiv and throughout Ukraine!