The Armenian Parliament in the second and final reading adopted amendments to a number of laws that relate to the regulation of the gambling business. According to the new law, it was allowed to organize gambling activities within several administrative districts, as well as in the free economic zone, which is still in its infancy.
Yerevan CasinoIt is noteworthy that today a greater number of gambling establishments are concentrated on the road that leads from Yerevan towards the local Zvartnots airport, which is often surprising guests of Armenia. It should also be recalled that the topic of gambling is not only concerned with local parliamentarians. At the opening of the Yerevan-Tel Aviv flight, the president of the local airline stated that, in addition to the transport connection between the two countries, this was also caused by the frequency of arrivals of Israeli residents, who are striving not only to visit the country’s cultural sights, but also to get into gambling establishments. Today in Armenia, according to official data, there are about ten gambling clubs and one hundred salons that make a significant financial contribution to the national budget.
The future of Yerevan casinos
In the near future, it is planned to open a large casino in Yerevan. The Storm International holding together with the Multi Group company created the most impressive gambling house, which raised the local gambling business to a qualitatively new, higher level. The competitive advantages of this gambling establishment are based on high standards of the gaming operations of the holding, innovative design, high level of security and service, as well as a variety of services.
Competitors have already understood that they will have to raise their own standards. The area of the complex is more than 2.5 thousand square meters, and in the near future expansion is planned for another kilometer. The game zone consists of 12 tables with the possibility of increasing, if necessary, a separate poker room and a multi-level slot hall, which has about a hundred modern gaming machines.
Also, this Yerevan casino includes a restaurant, three bars, a fully equipped program for conducting music programs and show programs. The parking of the complex can simultaneously accommodate up to one hundred cars. The design of the institution is made in the Art Deco style with the use of precious woods, carpets, Armenian mosaic, beautiful stained glass windows and author forging. The technical side of all interiors is also at the highest level – a modern air conditioning and ventilation system has been created.
Michael Bottcher, President of Storm International Corporation, claims that he is absolutely sure that a great future awaits Armenia, so everything is being done to ensure that the institution meets the strictest and highest international standards. The gambling house functions in accordance with the “Responsible Gaming” program, which the holding presented several years ago. The program involves the wide distribution of special printed materials that are devoted to problem hobbies with various gambling games, as well as a ban on the participation of people who are mentally unstable. There is also strict control over the quality of functioning gambling establishments and special training of personnel to identify problem players. The holding company was the first to raise the age limit to 21, persons younger can not participate in gambling and are not allowed in the gambling hall.
In addition, a professional school for the training of croupiers Storm International was opened in Yerevan, created in order to make a significant contribution to the formation of qualified and experienced personnel in the domestic market. The salary in the company is traditionally above average, and the working conditions meet all social requirements and standards, including spacious and clean rooms for staff, changing clothes, dining facilities, a comfortable and modern uniform, working vehicles carried by staff to work and home.
The grand opening was one of the most memorable events in the history of the city and the country as a whole. The event, which took place, could be attended only by persons having the appropriate invitations. And it brilliantly demonstrated what Yerevan casino means, meeting the most modern and stringent international requirements and standards. The world music stars took part in the opening ceremony, which made it unforgettable. But it was not a one-time action, live performances, concerts and shows are regularly held in the institution.
However, one cannot escape from the underground business either. Not so long ago, as a result of operational search activities conducted by the national security service of Armenia, the activities of an underground casino in Yerevan were suppressed. According to an official statement from the press service of the organization, an illegal gambling establishment operated in rented premises in the administrative building of the “Yerevan Watch Factory”.