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Poker fees redirected

  Northern Marianas Islands Governor Eloy Inos signed into a law a bill directing $3 million in fees from poker machines to the Saipan Higher...

Guam machines relicensed

  The Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation renewed the licenses of 200 gambling machines owned by Guam Music Inc. The move comes amid a...

New Chinese company seeks Samoa exclusive

  A second Chinese company has proposed building a casino resort in Samoa. The country legalized casino gambling this year under a law that limits...

Saipan House passes casino bill

  The Saipan House of Representatives voted 13-7 to legalize casino gambling on the island after an eight-hour debate to raise funds for the US...

Dynasty fails to pay tax bill

  Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino failed to pay any taxes or fees due in the latter half of May, preventing the island's government from...

Guam officials split on gambling machine taxes

  Officials in Guam are sparring over a bill to tax gambling machines to raise an estimated $3 million to $5 million a year for...

Palau casino bill runs into opposition

  Senator Hokkons Baules introduced a bill to legalize and regulate casino gambling in Palau, citing a need to attract investment and tourists. President Tommy...

Tinian Dynasty trial set

  The trial of Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino and two of its executives on charges of conspiring to avoid filing reports to the US...

Tinian Dynasty and executives indicted

  Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino and two of its executives have been indicted conspiring to avoid filing reports to the US government on large...

Samoa and Yap split on ETG casinos

  Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, prime minister of Samoa, played down reports of the detention in China of Deng Hong, the chairman of Exhibition and Travel...

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