The grand opening of the new casino took place in Kyiv in a fashionable Fairmont Grand Hotel on May 15, 2021. It is part of a network with several other gambling complexes in Minsk, Yerevan and Tbilisi, and is also part of the Storm International empire, created by the English entrepreneur Michael Boettcher
A premium level gambling complex is located in a place that combines the historical and business part of Kyiv at Naberezhno-Khreshchatytska Street. Here you can enjoy playing almost all the main types of popular games.
The company executives noted that the new unit opening has provided 300 jobs. At the same time, the cost of a license for a land-based gaming complex is 72 million hryvnias.
The complex works around the clock. A visit to the casino is possible from the age of 21. You must have an identity document with you.
On the very first day, the casino was visited by several dozen guests. And in the following days, there were always visitors in the gaming halls. So the first big winnings have already been drawn, which is a special reason for the pride of Shangri La Casino Kyiv. As a large company, the Shangri La brand can afford to pay any winnings in any amount on time.
Luxurious gambling place is located on the first floor of a 5-star hotel and has all the prerequisites to become one of the most popular casinos in Kyiv and Ukraine, thanks to a pleasant interior, competent staff and a wide range of games.
There are 20 gaming tables and 80 slots in several cozy halls with luxurious interiors. You can play roulette, blackjack, and punto banco or relax while playing the modern slot machines. Also, in this elite casino, you can feel all the poker game subtleties. There are several types of poker: Texas Hold’em, Russian, Caribbean, Three-card poker. For true connoisseurs of luxury and secluded play, confidentiality and privacy are important. It is for the most discerning guests that 3 VIP rooms have been created, each with its own mood and unique style. Also for its guests, the brand offers casino tours to Kyiv.
“I am very happy to be able to open Shangri La Casino in Kyiv. It’s an amazing place. And this is one of those cities in the world where the gambling business can have a good perspective and profitability. I am very glad that my values of running an honest and transparent business are the same as those of my Ukrainian partners. Finally, a place has appeared in Ukraine where every guest can experience maximum satisfaction while playing their favorite games, see respect, feel their value and inviolability, enjoy communication with our staff and make useful contacts” – Michael Boettcher shares his impressions.
“We were looking forward to this day. We strive for everyone, not a single sector, to win. The government will be able to collect taxes. Employees will work in a secure environment. Our clients will be able to feel comfortable wherever they go. The gambling business legalization in Ukraine will give an impetus to the Ukrainian economy growth through tax revenues, and will also contribute to tourism development. Our thirty years of international experience and an open approach to managing the gambling business have resulted in such a successful brand” – says Darren Keane.
Fairmont Grand Hotel Was Created To Make Guests Of Kyiv Feel Comfortable
This is a five-star hotel located in the center of Kyiv on the picturesque Dnipro River bank. The high level of service, convenient location and the maximum number of services make the hotel an excellent place for business trips and recreation in the capital of Ukraine. The hotel has 258 comfortable rooms, including high-class suites and presidential suites.
Business meetings can be held in one of the conference rooms: the hotel offers 12 original venues with different capacities. The largest ballroom in Kyiv is at guests’ disposal. An aqua zone with a swimming pool, a fitness center, and a spa will help to make your vacation even more pleasant. The elegant restaurant will surprise you with national and European cuisine.
Located close to some of the city’s most popular attractions, such as the Kyiv funicular (2 min walk), St. Nicholas Cathedral on the Water (7 min walk), Kyiv River Port (9 min walk), AVS Art Gallery (11 min walk), makes Fairmont Grand Hotel an excellent tourist destination.
In 1992, Briton Michael Boettcher assembled a management team and registered his own company, Storm International. In the same year, he launched a casino in Moscow, which became the first unit of the Shangri La network. Today, Storm International casinos and slot machine halls are located in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Germany, where they have been successfully operating for many years.
And when in August 2020, the Ukrainian authorities adopted a law that allows gambling operators to work in the country, Kyiv was added to the list of cities where you can play at the famous Shangri La casino.
In 2016, the company continued its development by entering the online entertainment segment and launched the successful playshangrila.com and shangrilalive.com online platforms that offer top-end gambling content. You will find all sorts of livecasino games, thousands of slots, all kinds of pre-match and in-play bets.
Shangri La Casino Kyiv is not just a gambling unit where you can have a good time and enjoy the game, it has a unique atmosphere, a special approach to each client and a rich history.