Olympic Casino opens largest casino in Baltics
Posted on 20.06.2003On 11 June Olympic Casino Group celebrated the official opening of the largest casino of Baltic States in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The casino-giant, situated in Lithuania’s newest hotel Reval Hotel Lietuva, boasts a 1,500 sq. m gaming floor including 20 game tables and 120 slot machines.
Mr. Armin Karu, CEO and President of Olympic Casino Group says: “I think we have accomplished a unique project not only in terms of investment and size, but also in interesting interior and highly professional staff of 130 employees.” Karu says that Olympic Casino expects great popularity of the casino after the results of two weeks testing period: “A couple of hundreds of people have visited us daily already before the official opening.”
Giedrius Sakalauskas, Director of Casino Operations says Olympic Casino offers visitors of the largest casino a selection of worldwide popular gambling games – some of these games are introduced for the first time in Lithuania by Olympic Casino. “We expect especially baccarat and Club Poker – a poker between players – to gain a lot of popularity. Such type of games have never been organised in Lithuania so far,” said Sakalauskas.
Olympic Casino hosted more than 1300 guests on its opening party together with Reval Hotel Lietuva – Members of Lithuanian Parliament as well as the Gambling Commission representatives were present. Full-time entertainment program of the opening celebration fitted perfectly the casino’s image of magnificence.
Lithuanian casino market is rich in opportunities
Lithuanian casino market is the youngest of all Baltics. The regulation of gambling market was established only on 1 July 2001 with the promulgation of the Gaming Act. “Today Lithuanian casino market develops really fast and is full of growth potential,” says Armin Karu, “That is why Olympic Casino decided to set up the largest Baltic casino here in Lithuania.”
Olympic Casino develops Las Vegas style entertainment in all of its casinos all over the Baltics. “This means integrating gambling excitement and joy of winning with all kinds of entertaining programs and performers from sports champions to world-famous music artists, from fascinating spectacles to blues-concerts,” says Armin Karu.
Ten years of never-ending progress
This year Olympic Casino celebrates its 10th birthday. Although Olympic Casino has accomplished a lot during these years, there is more to come. The tenth year of activity has been more successful that ever before: besides the opening of the biggest casino in Vilnius, Olympic Casino entered successfully Latvian casino market in April with its first casino in Riga.
Today Olympic Casino Group is the largest casino operator in the Baltic States. Founded in 1993, Olympic Casino operates fourteen casinos in Estonia, four in Lithuania and one in Latvia. The management in Olympic Casino is in accordance with international quality certificate ISO 9001 standards.