On Friday, May 14,  Shangri La Casino Kyiv was officially opened at the Fairmont Grand Hotel in Kyiv and became the fourth gambling complex of the Storm International company. This is the first foreign operator of its kind in Ukraine, which has provided jobs for 300 Ukrainians.

Today the casino has 20 gaming tables and 80 slot machines. However, 20 more slot machines will soon arrive at the casino, and there is also an opportunity to put four new gaming tables in the main hall.

The opening was attended by the founder and CEO of the holding, who opened the official part of the event with welcoming speeches.


“I am glad that we have chosen to open a new establishment in the capital of Ukraine. Kyiv certainly has a lot to offer and has always been a popular destination for both Ukrainians and tourists. It is a magnificent city with a rich culture and an unforgettable atmosphere. I’m sure Shangri La Casino Kyiv combined with the experience and professionalism of our company will contribute to the tourism improvement and the overall development of the country’s entertainment industry. I look forward to constructive cooperation that will bring many benefits for the local economy and society. We are targeting a fairly small, highly solvent audience. And we tried to create a good, light atmosphere, a place where it would be pleasant to always come, to enjoy gambling. The new casino has well-trained staff, all processes are debugged and we sincerely respect all our visitors” – Michael Boettcher has shared his thoughts.

“This is a significant event for our entire company. We have extensive experience in organizing such entertainment. Our establishments are located in Tbilisi, Yerevan, Minsk, and guests from there are really looking forward to when they can come and visit our casinos here in Ukraine. Our rich experience, impeccable brand reputation and European management team are the basis for the trust of players around the world. Opening a unit on the territory of three-five star hotels is a really fine idea. This is an opportunity to develop, create jobs, and attract investment.” – said Darren Keane.

Fairmont Grand Hotel became the first hotel in Kyiv to receive a license to open a casino. The permit, issued in February 2021, provides for the conduct of gambling in casino halls, slot machine halls and bookmaker’s office on the first floor of the hotel, with a total area of 1,562 sq. m.

The casino is open around the clock. Entrance to the gambling establishment is available to persons over 21 years old.

The casino has a spacious hall with slot machines, which contains dozens of premium slots from the best developers EGT, Novomatic, Scientific games and IGT. In the main hall with gaming tables you can choose from all classic games and even “live” roulette with an electronic terminal. Dealers are always friendly and attentive. The staff speaks several languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English.

It offers Shangri La Casino Kyiv – elegant rooms and premium service of the best hotel in the capital

Fairmont Grand Hotel is located in the central part of Kyiv and within walking distance from Khreshchatyk, Independence Square and the main attractions of the Ukrainian capital. The hotel building itself has successfully blended into the architectural appearance of the historic district of Podil. The distance to the embankment of the Dnipro River is no more than a hundred meters. The hotel windows’ view is just amazing – the entire center is here.

Inside there is a multi-tiered hall, an atrium with a stained glass dome in the center. The hotel has 258 rooms, including suites and presidential apartments. There is a spa and health center, fitness room, indoor pool, 24-hour business center, luxury beauty salon.

The hotel’s cuisine is represented by the most luxurious restaurant in the city. The Sweet Book cafe, located on the first floor of the hotel, is known for its unique pastry masterpieces.

The hotel has 12 conference rooms with a total area of 1,385 sq. m. They successfully host events that require the highest standards of quality and service – from international conferences and symposia to weddings and ceremonies.

Shangri La brand – elegance in details and the highest standard luxury

In addition to Kyiv, Shangri La gambling establishments are represented in Minsk, Tbilisi and Yerevan. The company also operates on the European market, developing the Storm Casinos slot-hall network in Germany. All brand units belong to the VIP niche establishments and offer the highest level of entertainment and service.

It all began in 1992, when the Englishman Michael Boettcher founded Storm International. At the same time the first casino of the brand was opened in Moscow, which quickly won the trust and respect of the players. The popularity of the Shangri La brand has allowed business to enter new markets, offering a high level of comfort for people with high income. Entertainment programs in branded units are notable for the fact that breathtaking prizes are raffled off every season. In addition to decent sums of money, the lucky ones get a chance to leave the casino in brand new cars.

Equally exciting offers are on Shangri La virtual platforms. These sites boast all sorts of live casino games, thousands of slots, various pre-match and in-play bets.

With its luxurious interiors, unique show programs, high standards of responsibility to the players, guarantees of safety and privacy, the Shangri La brand has gained popularity among the most demanding audience. So, if you are looking for a place for a respectable vacation, Shangri La Casino Kyiv is just a perfect place.