Pacific Islands

VIP gaming investor Best Sunshine said it is within the anti-smoking law at its Saipan casino due to the law stating that smoking is not regulated in the “enclosed gaming areas of a casino establishment,” the company’s legal counsel Viola Alepuyo told the media.

“We still maintain our position that we are in compliance with the law,” Alepuyo was quoted by local publication Marianas Variety as saying.

E-gaming operator Mariana Entertainment has opened another Club 88, this time at the Mariana Resort & Spa in Marpi, north of Saipan.

Bridge Capital LLC, an international investment banking and asset management company, has announced its plan to redevelop the abandoned Plumeria Resort property in Achugao, Saipan, and restore it to its former glory, local media reported.

Best Sunshine International has detailed ambitious plans for its $7 billion project on the South Pacific Island of Saipan, saying it aims to build the most luxurious integrated resort in the world.

Imperial Pacific International Holdings announced that its ‘temporary casino’ on Saipan will officially open on November 27.

Imperial Pacific International said that through a subsidiary has terminated a loan and profit transfer agreement with Macau casino junket Heng Sheng Group.

Samoa’s government is asking for proposals for a major 250-room hotel development that may include a casino, Radio New Zealand reports.

Best Sunshine International plans to bid for land currently held by rival Mariana Resort & Spa to build its new integrated resort on Saipan, local media reports.

Best Sunshine International has detailed plans for its luxury resort on Saipan, saying rooms will be about three times the size of those currently available on the South Pacific island.

Typhoon Soudelor, which slammed into the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands in August, has dealt a heavy blow to the tourism industry there and put the survival of its struggling casino at risk.