Imperial Pacific launches temporary casino

Imperial Pacific International Holdings announced that it held a soft opening of a temporary casino in the Pacific island of Saipan on Sunday.

“The Board is pleased to announce that the Licensee has launched a soft opening of the Temporary Casino on 26 July 2015,” the company said in a filing.

The company said in previous filings that it would spend as much as $7 billion on a casino resort on the island, the first phase of the resort will be fully completed within 16 months.

Phase 1 will feature a town hotel 50 with rooms, 300 gaming tables and 500 slot machines.

 The entire resort is expected to have 4,252 rooms, 300 villas, 1,600 gaming tables and 3,500 slot machines.