The Hotel Categorization Commission started its work two and a half months ago. It is she who can give out or take away their "stars" from hotels. Without a "star" rating, a hotel will not be able to obtain permission to open a casino and, therefore, to open a gambling establishment.
The Hotel Categorization Commission is actively working with hotel applications, hotels confirm "stars" or receive a category for the first time. Often this is due precisely to the desire to open a gambling establishment. For example, 14 Ukrainian hotels received their "stars", and after them - and permits for premises from KRAIL.
Now in Ukraine casinos or gambling halls have the legal right to open in 38 hotels. In some they are already working, in others they are just getting ready to open. Which cities can boast the most casino hotels?
While the capital is in the lead. In Kyiv, gambling establishments can operate in 13 hotels. Some of them are already inviting guests - this is the Billionaire casino, for which more than 500 meters of space has been allocated at the InterContinental Hotel. And also the Shangri La casino, which is located 1500 meters in the Fairmont Grand Hotel.
Slot machine halls are also getting ready to open. The "Lord" gambling club, which will be located on 390 square meters in the "Lybid" hotel, is actively obtaining equipment licenses. A gambling hall of the Slots City chain will be able to open in the Tourist hotel, 618 square meters have been allocated for it. And the largest slot machine hall will open in the Verkhovyna hotel under the LUK brand - almost 1200 square meters of space have been allocated for it.
Two more hotels in the capital have the right to open casinos. The largest area for a casino in Kyiv was allocated at the MERCURE KYIV CONGRESS hotel - more than 1900 square meters. The casino will also be able to open at the Premier Palace hotel.
Six hotels in Kyiv can open slot machine halls or betting shops. The Bratislava Hotel has allocated 948 square meters for them. The hotel "Mir" can offer a slot machine room in an area of 903 square meters on the ground and first floors. At the Opera Hotel, you can play slot machines on the second and third floors. More than 620 square meters of the area were allocated for this. The ibis hotel at the train station will also be able to host a 365 square meter arcade room. At the Amarant Hotel, you will be able to place a bet or play slot machines on the first floor, in an area of 340 square meters. Another gambling hall may open in the hotel "Rus" on the basement floor. 313 square meters of the area were allocated for this.
In second place in terms of the number of hotels that are ready to host a gambling establishment is Kharkiv. You can play here in five hotels.
The hotel "Kharkiv" received several permits for the premises. A gambling hall of the Slots City network is already being prepared for the opening. In addition, the hotel can accommodate a casino. 1900 square meters of the area have been allocated for the casino.
Another casino can be located on the first floor of the Kharkiv Palace hotel. Almost 1330 square meters of the area were allocated for this in the hotel.
The "Kiroff" hotel will open a slot machine hall of the "FIRST RAY" chain. The company received a license to operate from KRAIL.
Slot machine halls can open in two more Kharkiv hotels. Almost 700 meters of the area was allocated by the hotel "Misto". You can also play slot machines at the Tourist Hotel.
In Odessa, three hotels have received permits for premises. The largest casino in Ukraine is already operating here - First Casino in the Gagarinn hotel with an area of more than 4200 square meters.
Two more hotels, Morskoy and Alice Place, also received permits to open gambling halls.
In Lviv, three hotels have also received permits for premises. The first casino has already started operating. It is located 500 meters from the Grand Hotel Lviv. Preparing for the opening of the slot machine hall "LUK" in the hotel "Lviv". And the Astoria Hotel will open a gambling hall of the FIRST RAY brand.
In Rivne, two hotels have received permission to open slot machine halls. The hall of the "FIRST RAY" brand is already being prepared for the opening. It will be accommodated in the "Ukraine" hotel. The hotel "Mir" also received permission for the premises for the slot machine hall.
A casino at the Palazzo hotel will be able to open in Poltava. 711 square meters of the area have been allocated for the casino.
In Zaporizhzhia, a gambling hall of the Slots City chain is already being prepared for opening. It will be housed in the Intourist hotel in an area of almost 470 square meters.
Preparing for the opening of the slot machine hall "LUK" in the City Park Hotel in Bila Tserkva. It will be possible to play in the basement of the hotel.
Hotel "Ukraine" in Lutsk received "stars" for the first time on 26 April. And I am already ready to host a slot machine hall. They were allocated 343 square meters on the basement floor.
The first floor of the France hotel can accommodate a slot machine room, under which more than 1000 square meters of premises have been allocated.
In Sumy, it will be possible to play slot machines at the Voskresensky Hotel. The hotel received permission to place a gambling hall on the first floor. 490 square meters were allocated for the hall.
A slot machine hall may open at the Premier Hotel Abri. For this, the hotel has allocated the first and second floors.
The hotel "Reikartz River" received a permit for premises in Mykolaiv. The first floor can accommodate a slot machine room.
The Premier Hotel confirmed its category on April 12 and has already received permission to open a slot machine hall. Almost 500 meters of the area have been allocated on the second floor of the hotel.
In Kremenchuk, a gambling hall may open at the Kremin hotel. 400 square meters of first floor space was allocated for it.
Hotel "Druzhba" confirmed its "stardom" and received permission to open a slot machine hall. The hall can be located on the second floor of the hotel on an area of almost 330 square meters.
WHERE STILL GAMING PLACES ARE OPENED?
At the last meeting of the Commission on the categorization of hotels, 10 more hotels received their "stars". Perhaps they will be on the list of the next applicants for obtaining permits for premises for opening a gambling hall or casino. The hotel "Otrada" in Odessa confirmed its 5-star category. Hotel "ATLAS Deluxe" in Lviv received 4 stars. For the first time a 3-star category was awarded to hotels "Prykarpattya" in Ivano-Frankivsk, "Florida" in Kyiv, "Jam" and "Eurohotel" in Lviv, "Garden Hall" in Ternopil, "Torgovy Dvor" in the Kherson region, "Zvezda" in Kropyvnytskyi and "Central" in Kryvyi Rih.
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