On May 14, the first legal casino in the Ukrainian capital—Shangri La Casino Kyiv—opened at the five-star Fairmont Grand Hotel and welcomed visitors around the clock. It was launched by Storm International and became the fourth in the Shangri La chain. The brand is well known around the world and has become a recognized destination for top-class games over its almost half-century history.
The new establishment adheres to world standards for the quality of services provided and safety. In all countries where Shangri La Casino operates, strict brand rules apply – every customer must be checked with a metal detector at the entrance. So, a person with a weapon will not be allowed into the hall, and there are no firearms or cold weapons storing options.
There are also requirements for appearance. For example, military persons and police officers should be aware that people of these professions will not be allowed into the casino in their official uniform, except for cases of their immediate duties. This is done solely in order not to give guests a false impression of the company’s activities – it’s hard for players to enjoy the game when a person in camouflage uniform sits down next to them.
The casino charter also clearly states that people who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as well as those whose appearance does not comply with the rules, will not enter the gambling halls. When visiting the establishments of such a level, you should adhere to a smart casual dress code. Tracksuits, shorts, and flip-flops are not welcome. This is a beautiful casino; therefore, it deserves appropriate treatment.
After overcoming control at the entrance, new clients will have to go through another procedure – registration, which is carried out at the counter near the doors to the gambling halls. Here you need to provide a passport to enter the client’s data into the database. After that, the casino representatives will also take a picture of the player. It is a legal requirement to register each client, and the casino employees will immediately check the person.
Immediately after successful registration, the new client receives a personal account. To start the game, the visitor needs to make a deposit to the balance at the cash desk and choose a room with slot machines or tables. There is also a VIP club with private rooms that can be reached through a completely separate entrance.
Twenty gambling tables and 80 slots are waiting for you. The Shangri La Casino Kyiv offers its visitors a classic set of games: blackjack, Russian, Texas, Ultimate and Caribbean poker, American roulette, as well as modern slots from IGT, EGT, Novomatic, and Scientific Games. Moreover, here you can play electronic roulette, as well as American roulette connected to a live game with a real croupier in a casino. If desired, you can play both games at the same time on electronic terminals.
In a sophisticated atmosphere, casino guests will enjoy the excellent amenities of a 5-star hotel
The stylish Fairmont Grand Hotel is located in the heart of the Podil district, just 100 meters from the Kyiv River Port on the banks of the Dnipro river and 70 meters from Pochtova Ploshcha Metro Station. Guests are accommodated in spacious rooms ranging from 40 m2.
The hotel is managed by the American operator Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. Its hotels are more than just luxury accommodations, world-class bars and restaurants, and great locations. Here guests will have unforgettable memories. Perhaps this is why so many celebrities, royalty, politicians, and artists preferred and continue to choose Fairmont hotels.
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec, Canada, is where Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt secretly met. During these meetings, invasion plans were drawn up to end the war. And in the Garden Room of the Fairmont San Francisco on June 26, 1945, a global scale historic event took place: it was here that 50 countries jointly prepared and signed the UN Charter. And this is just a small part of those great moments that have gone down in the Fairmont hotels history, which for over a century have delighted with their hospitality.
About Shangri La brand
Today the Storm International company has more than 30 years of history. The operator opened its first casino under the Shangri La brand in Moscow back in 1999. Then there were gambling complexes in Minsk, Yerevan, and Tbilisi, which opened from 2008 to 2012. The holding also owns an elite slot halls chain in Germany and, in 2016, launched online gambling sites, which stand out for a huge collection of gambling entertainment and offer players a variety of bonuses.
Their interface has been translated into many languages, and several dozen currencies are provided. The portfolio includes over 2 000 games. The number of providers whose software is used on the site is also impressive – over 50 developers. All video slots have demo versions that work even without logging into an account. There is also a large selection of livecasino games and a full-fledged sportsbook.
The company entered the Ukrainian gaming market not only with the elite entertainment complex Shangri La Kyiv but also with the unique slots halls – Slots City. After all the licensing and tax issues are resolved, the brand plans to expand to many other Ukraine regions, including Kharkiv, Odessa, Dnipro, and Lviv.