Pacific Islands

Imperial Pacific’s new casino is set to feature more than 300 gaming tables and 48 baccarat tables once it gets the go-ahead to open to the public.

The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, John Kelly, will decide whether the CNMI can continue a visa-waiver program for Chinese and Russian tourists, Marianas Variety reported, citing an interview with a U.S. official.

Ratings firm Moody’s Investor Services shaved its rating on Imperial Pacific by one notch to "Caa1" and said it still had a negative outlook on the company, indicating it sees a significant chance of another downgrade in the medium term.

Tonga Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva has shot down the idea of a casino resort being developed in the country.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested two people in connection with the death of a construction worker at Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd’s Saipan casino site, according to Bloomberg.

A company looking to build a casino in the Kingdom of Tonga has reportedly been given tentative approval from the government.

Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd. has denied news reports that its Saipan offices were raided by agents from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Imperial Pacific’s highly anticipated multi-billion dollar resort on the island of Saipan is planning to hold an opening on March 31, though it's unclear if anything will actually open. 

 

Imperial Pacific’s highly anticipated multi-billion dollar resort on the island of Saipan is planning to hold an opening on March 31, though it's unclear if anything will actually open. While soft openings are common, with Okada Manila for example starting limited casino operations in December ahead of a full unveiling, also on Friday, in this case, construction delays and labor issues continue to plague the site.



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A Hong Kong court has accepted evidence linking Imperial Pacific to a firm that funded trips made by Saipan lawmakers to Macau and Hong Kong in late 2013.

Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International Holdings says it expects to complete construction of its casino on March 31, 2017.

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