The Mariana Commonwealth Casino Commission has been urged by Representative Edwin Propst to revoke Imperial Pacific International’s (IPI) casino license as soon as feasible. The Saipan Tribune reports that Propst emphasized the need of quick action, emphasizing that the license should only be maintained in the unlikely event that IPI miraculously fulfills its financial commitments.
Given IPI’s dismal history, Propst questioned the company’s capacity to fulfill its pledges to give $5 million to the local government and $1 million to the casino commission.
Due to noncompliance with the regulations set out by the Commonwealth Casino Commission (CCC), Imperial Pacific International’s casino license was scheduled to be terminated indefinitely in April 2021. The company recently said that it would want to pay on a regular basis to have its license reinstated.
Raising reservations about the company’s ability to fulfill these promises, Representative Propst likened the likelihood to “money falling from the sky” or “pigs flying.”
Propst asked for a thorough examination of IPI’s ongoing construction of an integrated resort in addition to that the license be revoked. Concerning the project’s impact on the environment, he described it as a “eyesore,” highlighting its unfinished state.
A greater level of scrutiny and mistrust about Imperial Pacific International’s operations in the Mariana Islands is reflected in the demands for license revocation and project review.
Original story by: Asia Gaming Brief
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