|Casino opened:||September 3, 2010|
|Casino sq/ft:||80,000 sq/ft|
|Poker Room:||Shambala Casino Poker Room|
|Rates:||$10,000.00 - $80.00|
Shambala Casino Review
Update: Azov-City should be liquidated before December 31, 2018, which includes its three operating casinos, due to the creation of a new gaming zone in Sochi and in accordance with the existing law from 2006, which permits each territory to operate a single gambling zone within the boundaries of the Russian Federation. WCD will keep our readers abreast of any new developments.
Shambala Casino is set to close by January 1, 2019 to reduce competition for new casinos in Sochi according to a new law signed by Vladimir Putin on May 1, 2016. The law will allow all casinos in the Azov City region that recieved permits prior to June 23, 2014 to maintain operations up to the new date. Shambala Casino owner Maxim Smolentsev is proceeding with plans to make major additions to the Hotel and Casino expecting this new operational date will be changed yet again.
The second phase of the Casinos construction began in 2016 brings the total game room floor space to a total of 80,000 sq ft (roughly 7,500 sq m). The entire facility comes to a total of 19,000 sq m with 40 gaming tables and 750 slots. Five restaurants are found throughout the resort property, which features a 5-star hotel with 110 guest suites available. The casino is open 24 hours a day.
The Shambala Casino, Oracul, and the Nirvana are the remaining operational casinos in the Krasnodar Krai - Azov City special gambling zone. As the new casinos are announced we will review them here.
Gaming at Shambala Casino
Thanks to a new extension of permits on all properties in the Azov City gaming region, the casinos with permits prior to June 23, 2014 will remain operational until January 1, 2019. This includes the Shambala Casino allowing this large-scale casino hotel to stay open and has encouraged owner Maxim Smolentsev to plan for major expansions that began in April.
The Shambala Casino features 40 table games and more than 750 slot machines throughout the 80,000 sq ft game room floor. There is a huge variety of games available at this casino which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The games available here include Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Russian Poker, Three Card Poker, Five Card Poker and Six Card Poker.
Casino games available
- Slot machines
- 3 Card Poker
- Oasis Poker
- Five Card Poker
- Russian Poker
- 6 Card Poker
Poker at Shambala Casino
Shambala Casino offers poker 24/7. The main game is Texas Hold em, with 2 tables running daily and more tables awaiting if the crowd is large enough.
Poker games available:
- Texas Hold'em
Dining & Restaurants
- Serving: Japanese/Sushi, American, Russian, Mediterranean, European, à la carte
The Shambala Restaurant is catered to by Head Chef Oleg Sychev, a winner of the Internation Kremlin Cup on multiple occasions. Patrons of the restaurant have their choice of a large variety of regional dishes, as well as Japanese, European, Mediterranean, and American cuisines. With more than 14 years of experience in fine dining, the head chef has acquired hundreds of recipes of a large variety of styles. The menu features a wide range of hot and cold dishes, sushi and more all served a-la-carte. There is a full bar and soft drinks as well.
- Price range: Upscale
- Alcohol: Full Bar
- Ambience: Upscale
- Attire: Formal