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    Tinian Entertainment receives conditional license

    The Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission has granted a conditional casino license to Tinian Entertainment, according to a press release published this week. The license was granted during a public hearing held at the Tinian Courthouse on June 24, 2016. Tinian Entertainment, along with owner Chen Chien-Yeh plans to “acquire, renovate, rehabilitate and rebrand the […]

    Investor in talks over shuttered Tinian Dynasty

    Tinian’s Mayor Joey P. San Nicolas says there has been serious interest from an investor who is willing to work with the Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission towards being found suitable to assume ownership of the now closed Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino. The mayor recently visited Hong Kong and Beijing together with Sen. Francisco […]

    Alter Casino Group gets go-ahead to operate Tinian casino

    The Tinian casino Gaming Control Commission has approved Alter Casino Group’s applications for a conditional license to operate a casino facility in Tinian, according to the Marianas Variety. The commission, chaired by Esther Barr, said the conditional license will allow ACG to move forward with building the casino facility at the proposed site in Tinian. […]

    Tinian casino gaming commission can’t collect special fees

    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,” local media reports. Manibusan had provided the comment in response to Senate President Francisco M. Borja’s […]

    Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino reopens its doors

    According to the Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission executive director Lucy Blanco-Maratita, Tinian Dynasty will reopen next week. “Yes, Dynasty requested to reopen on Dec. 9, 2015 and the Commission approved it with conditions and certain requirements that it must fulfill prior to reopening.” She said, however, that after TCGCC had issued this approval, the […]

    Tinian casino investor says regulator spent fee before probe began

    Tinian Entertainment Chairman Wilfred Lam has written to the island’s Mayor Joey Patrick San Nicolas, expressing concern over $100,000 in investigation fees the company paid to the casino regulator, saying the money was spent long before any probe began. TEC, a unit of Hong Kong’s China Strategic Holdings, is seeking to take over the license […]

    Municipal jobs may get cut amid Tinian closure

    Tinian’s Mayor called a meeting to notify municipal employees, whose positions are funded by casino gaming revenues, that their contracts may not be renewed for as long as the casino doors remain closed. “It is with a heavy heart and great disappointment that I inform you, that I may not be unable to renew any […]

    Tinian casino reopening contingent on new owner license

    Tinian Dynasty’s casino operations, which were closed temporarily after Typhoon Soudelor ripped through the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, are likely to remain closed until new investor Tinian Entertainment Co. Ltd. secures a casino license from Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission. Christopher Bishop, who is a consultant for current owner Hong Kong Entertainment (Overseas) Investments, […]

    Alter City files casino license with Tinian gaming commission

    Alter City filed its casino license application with the Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission this month after making two payments of $200,000 and $100,000 for an application and investigation fees, respectively. According to local media, the payments on June 11th follow a meeting in May in which representatives of Alter City Group met with Lt. […]