IPI denies allegations

Imperial Pacific International said it “repudiates all allegations of wrongdoing” published in an investigative article by Bloomberg looking into its operations on Saipan.

“Imperial Pacific reassures the public that it strives for nothing less than full compliance with all laws and regulations of the CNMI and the United States,” the statement said. “Moreover, Imperial Pacific remains steadfast about meeting its obligations to contribute to the development of the gaming and resort industries in the CNMI. Even more importantly, Imperial Pacific is committed to becoming a good corporate citizen and community member, and is equally grateful to its employees, their families, the private and public sectors, and the people of the CNMI for their work and support.”

The Feb. 15 article, entitled “A Chinese casino has conquered a piece of America,” writes about the labor and safety issues that have plagued the construction site of the IR, as well as other wide ranging questions that have been raised about the high levels of VIP rolling volume generated.


The casino on Saipan opened last year, although the accompanying hotel is still under construction.

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