The Senate of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands on Thursday passed a bill to repeal and re-enact a casino law for Saipan, to “clarify ambiguities” in the original statute and fully empower the local Lottery Commission to award an exclusive Saipan casino licence, reported the Saipan Tribune newspaper.
The last step now is for the U.S. Pacific territory’s Governor Eloy S. Inos to sign the corrective bill. He has already said he would do it “promptly”.
Last week Superior Court Associate Judge David A. Wiseman, sitting in Saipan, criticised the original law, describing it as “haphazard and poorly drafted”.
Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd – a Hong Kong-listed investor in the profit stream of Macau VIP operator Hengsheng Group – is seeking via a wholly owned subsidiary to secure the licence for a resort requiring a “minimum US$2 billion” investment according to the Saipan authorities. The subsidiary, Best Sunshine Ltd, is one of two applicants currently involved in the process.
Dec 14, 2018The Tigre de Cristal casino resort (pictured), located in the Primorye Integrated Entertainment Zone (IEZ) in the Russian Far East, saw higher net profit after tax and more mass-market patrons for...
Dec 14, 2018
"The MSAR [Macau Special Administrative Region] Government is always maintaining its policy not to have imported labour to work as dealers. This position has not changed"
Lionel Leong Vai Tac
Macau’s Secretary for Economy and Finance