2017 was quite successful for Storm International, as some units showed a significant increase in operating results compared to 2016. Storm International, Darren Keane, talked us through some of the indicators of success achieved.

Two of the four divisions of Shangri La network have distinguished themselves by a significant increase in visitors in 2017. Together with the number of guests, casino profits increased. The most successful were the units in Georgia and Armenia.

Shangri La Yerevan (Armenia) is located in an exclusive hotel as close to the capital; gambling houses on the territory of Yerevan are banned. The institution offers VIP level rest, all popular casino games, junket tours, additional jackpots and big prizes. Operating results of Shangri La Yerevan increased by 48%, which is a phenomenal achievement for such a small country.

Shangri La Tbilisi (Georgia) is a modern and stylish gambling establishment located in the historical center next to the "Bridge of Peace". It has a luxurious interior, giving gamblers a maximum of comfort, a friendly atmosphere and a service of the highest class. Operating results for the year increased by 21%, plus, the gambling house was recognized as the best in the country and received the "Golden Brand" award.

The name Shangri La, Darren Keane said, is very well known in the CIS and has a good reputation. This ensures regular growth of guests. However, such astounding results, as in 2017, are associated with two more factors. First, at the moment the company has a strong management team. Secondly, twice as many international flights began to fly to Yerevan and Tbilisi.

A good air commute is a weighty factor for junket tourism lovers. Such travelers choose destinations that can be reached as quickly and conveniently as possible. This played a role with the visitors of Shangri La.