Attorney General Edward Manibusan has said under the Tinian Casino Gaming Act, the Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission cannot collect any special fees described in NMIAC Section 170-30.2-825 or the “Special Fee Assessments for General Operations of the Commission”.
Imperial Pacific, operator of Best Sunshine International, has been deemed financially able to complete construction of its $500 million Grand Mariana Casino Project in Garapan, according to local media sourced from the Commonwealth Casino Commission.
Alter City Group, which is currently planning to invest US$1.2 billion dollars to build two casinos, hotels, as well as apartments, and other projects in Tinian, is asking the territorial government to grant a tax break.
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.