Tag Archives: Northern Mariana Islands
- Saipan governor defends commonwealth’s casino revenue reliance
September 29, 2017
Gov. Ralph Torres has defended the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands’ (CNMI) reliance on the casino industry as its primary cash cow. Torres came under fire as critics demand the governor to look for other means to improve CNMI’s revenue, according to the Saipan Tribune. But the governor shrugged off...
- Rota gaming regulators sued for revoking casino operator license
October 19, 2016
Saipan’s casino regulators aren’t making things easy for junket operators looking to steer VIP gamblers to the island’s only casino. On Wednesday, the Saipan Tribune reported that the Commonwealth Casino Commission (CCC) had returned the applications of some of the 18 junkets looking to do business with Imperial Pacific International’s...
- Saipan rolls out welcome mat for junkets
September 27, 2016
Gaming regulators in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands say they have no plans to limit the number of junket operators authorized to bring high rollers to Saipan’s lone casino. Earlier this month, the Commonwealth Casino Commission issued its first junket license to South Korea’s Big Bang Entertainment. On...
- Saipan licenses its first junket operator
September 20, 2016
Saipan gaming regulators have approved their first junket operator license, paving the way for the first junket deal with the island’s only casino. On Monday, the Marianas Variety reported that the Commonwealth Casino Commission had issued a provisional license to Du Young Jang, the owner of South Korean junket operator...
- Best Sunshine steps closer to a casino land lease
July 20, 2016
Best Sunshine International Ltd. is on the cusp of securing a lease of fresh land after officials in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands – a Pacific territory of the United States – finally issued an Intent to Award notice. The Saipan Tribune however pointed out that the Department...
- US court deals Laos a setback in pursuit of Savan Vegas’ former operators
April 12, 2016
The government of Laos will get no help from US courts in pursuing claims against the former operators of the Savan Vegas casino. Last Thursday, a federal court judge in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands granted a motion to dismiss a petition brought by the Laotian government seeking...
FBI raids offices of Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific
March 31, 2017
Imperial Pacific concerned after construction worker’s death
March 22, 2017