Shsangri La Casino Kyiv just opened its doors in May. The elegant opening ceremony for the new Ukrainian casino took place at the fashionable Fairmont Grand Hotel and attracted many visitors. The guests highly appreciated the event and the gambling establishment itself. The Shangri La brand is aimed at the wealthy public and the new gambling house positions itself as a unique elite establishment with a high level of service and exclusive bets. Individual approach to each client, exquisite design, cozy atmosphere – all this was lacking in Kyiv. Shangri La Casino Kyiv has a club system for VIP clients with the ability to receive privileges and bonuses. Moreover, there will be big prizes drawings, including the Miss Behavior Big Bear Chopper motorcycle, which is ready to go to its owner.
Storm International has been waiting for a long time to enter the Ukrainian market. Since the decision to legalize the gambling business in Ukraine, the company has been working tirelessly to prepare a new casino. On August 14, 2020 the holding registered the Storm Ukraine company with an authorized capital of 30 million hryvnia and on May 14, the grand opening ceremony of Shangri La Casino Kyiv took place.
Literally immediately after the start, the casino began to actively gain popularity, and it has already accepted its thousandth player.. Dozens of players visit the gaming halls every day. These are representatives of different countries: 50% are local players and 50% are tourists – Fairmont Grand Hotel guests and foreign players, regular customers of the brand, who were invited to Kyiv to a new casino opening.
According to the company representatives, there are many more people who want to come to Ukraine and play in the casino, but this is hampered by visa restrictions with a number of countries. Another serious difference is the 19.5% rate, which in Ukraine is imposed on any winnings in a casino, regardless of its amount. Storm International estimates that 63% – 67% of the company’s net income will go to taxes, including license fees, licensing of each casino table and basic income tax. Now the return period on investments in their casinos in Ukraine in the holding is estimated at eight years. Storm International is very optimistic and hopes for the amendment’s adoption to the Tax Code.
It is also worth noting that the company’s management values and cares about the staff. Staff turnover is less than 4%. This is a very low percentage for the industry as a whole, which is a pride for the holding. A feature of the brand 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. Undoubtedly, such an experienced and qualified team of specialists is able to bring the Ukrainian gambling market to a new level.
Shangri La Casino Kyiv has several halls with 20 gaming tables, 80 slot machines and live roulette with electronic terminals. As well as a VIP club with private rooms. And the staff professionalism will not only allow you to relax in comfort, but also ensure complete safety and confidentiality. The club is distinguished by its luxurious design. A soft carpet with the SL logo and the Himalayan mountains silhouette, stained glass mirrors and huge chandeliers, Art Deco style and graceful bas-reliefs – all this creates an image of a unique, unlike anything else place that seems to exist separately from the surrounding world. The brand commitment to providing the best gambling and entertainment experience is unparalleled, and this will be evident to any visitor to the new gambling establishment!
Ideal place to stay in Kyiv
Fairmont Grand Hotel is located in the very centre of the capital of Ukraine, just 100 meters from Kyiv River Station and 70 metres from Pochtovaya Ploshchad Metro Station. Kyiv-Passazhirskiy Central Train Station is 4.5 km from the hotel, and Boryspil International Airport is 37 km away. The hotel offers 258 comfortable rooms, including 54 suites, as well as royal and presidential apartments. From the windows of the rooms, guests can enjoy an excellent view of the Dnieper River, the city’s bridges and the golden domes of numerous churches and cathedrals.
The Fairmont Hotels and Resorts chain is known for its luxury complexes, which today are located in the most prestigious resorts on the planet and in the world’s largest capitals. Throughout its more than a century history, Fairmont has made every effort to gain the trust of the most demanding and discerning guests. The Kyiv hotel guarantees compliance with the most stringent international standards of service and provides customers with truly royal conditions for relaxation.
About Storm International
The Storm International group gained fame after working in the Russian gambling entertainment market. The company has been operating in Moscow since the mid-1990s. It ran a chain of casinos, the most famous of which was Shangri La. At the same time the company owned 25 gaming halls and the total number of machines was more than 2,000. With time, the operator focused its work in other European countries. Today it operates gambling clubs under the Shangri La brand in Tbilisi, Yerevan and Minsk. The holding also owns the Storm Casinos slot-hall chain in German cities. In 2016, the brand launched an Internet project. The site offers games from 50+ providers, sports betting and livecasino. There are generous welcome bonuses for new customers, and regular promotions are available for regular players.
The Shangri La brand is successfully developing and gaining popularity. Shangri La Casino Kyiv will make every effort to forever change the players’ imagination of real luxury and quality gambling.