In conditions of high competition among the participants in tourism and gambling markets, the most inventive, creative and professional companies win. One of the new promising areas are gaming tours or junket tours.
Junket tour is a cultural and entertainment program with a mandatory visit to gambling unit. This is formally a “free” trip where casino pays for everything. The organizers pay for the player’s tickets, food and accommodation, but the player agrees to play a certain time and at certain bets which are specified in the contract.
Initially, junket tours were practically the only option to play in a casino for wealthy games lovers from those countries where casinos are prohibited. Currently, such trips have become an elite service that diversifies the wealthy players lives. Often, guests combine sightseeing and tourism vacations with a gaming tour in Tbilisi, Riga, Yerevan or Minsk.
Thus, the game tour provides an opportunity to see the world. Casino tours are formed on the prestigious casino basis. It should be noted that the junket tour is far from being a non-stop excitement program. Very often, the trip coincides with some significant events in the city – a concert, an exhibition, a jazz festival, etc. Therefore, there is every reason to say that junket is not only gambling, but also informative and cultural.
The gaming tour client, in his turn, is required to play exclusively in the selected casino and only on its terms as an honored guest. Some units to all participants in junket tours immediately assign the title of VIP-client and provide him with a lot of free VIP-services.
Traditionally, the client must make a deposit to the casino account, which is pre-installed. The amount of such deposit is negotiated first of all before choosing a junket tour. This deposit provides insurance to both parties. The amount can be paid both for one person, and for a couple or group. The services set and travel conditions depend on the deposit amount size. They are better when the largest deposit amount is selected.
The guest must fulfill conditions such as playing at the casino for at least the agreed time per day (2-5 hours). The game group tour duration is usually about 3-4 nights. Also, the guest must place bets in specific games. If a person came on tour, but refuses to play on a casino basis or refuses to play at all, then the sum from the deposit will deduct the casino expenses: tickets, hotel accommodation, meals and transfer.
The player always knows in advance what he/she will receive in the junket. The agreement indicates the average bets number and the time a player must spend in a casino. The unit organizes:
• Free round tickets flight.
• Free transfers from the airport to the hotel and back.
• VIP service at the casino.
• Accommodation in 4 * – 5 * hotels.
The following conditions are presented as obligations to tourists:
• Deposit at the casino cash desk in exchange for chips.
• Game with agreed bets.
• Being at the casino for the agreed number of hours.
Today, in the countries of the former USSR, gambling zones are actively developing due to the favorable tax and investment climate, the level of comfort and service meets the requirements of election customers and casino tours are in demand among Russians.
Gambling zones in Russia have not yet reached a certain degree of attractiveness for tourists, which would allow them to compete with the gambling and entertainment complexes of Belarus, Armenia, Georgia and Latvia. In these countries, leading operators have already formed their entertainment industry and infrastructure. So, one of the leaders in the region is Michael Boettcher’s Storm International.
Convenient conditions for visiting casinos in four countries are created for game fans. You can familiarize yourself with the living and leisure conditions in detail on the official websites of Storm International units, Darren Keane, the company director noted. At the same time, ordering a junket takes only a few minutes. It is enough to call a special manager who carries out all the planning and organizing process.