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    Tinian Entertainment Corp. eyes Dynasty reopening

    The principal owner of Tinian Entertainment Corp. says he is interested in resurrecting the defunct Tinian Dynasty hotel and casino. Tim Chen said he met with Tinian leadership on Friday afternoon following the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Tinian International Airport. During an interview, Chen however admitted that Dynasty’s $75 million obligation to FinCen, imposed for the […]

    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 […]

    Former Tinian Dynasty workers unhappy about new owner

    Tinian Dynasty workers who have been waiting for unpaid salaries are not happy about the transfer of Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino’s gaming license to its new owner, Marianas Variety Reports. Although the workers were given assurances they can temporarily move to the gym and youth center, it is understood they have been reluctant to […]

    Government to assist status-less Tinian Dynasty employees

    The Philippines honorary consul to the CNMI is encouraging former employees of Tinian Dynasty to return to Philippines, local media reports. Honorary consul Glicerio Arago said that casino employees are without power and on rationed food and have not been paid money by their hotel employer for the last eight payrolls. Last December, Hong Kong […]

    Labor department files lawsuit against Hong Kong Entertainment

    The CNMI Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Hong Kong Entertainment (Overseas) Investments Ltd for allegedly failing to comply with their settlement agreement in relation to the non-payment of wages to Dynasty’s workers. According to the Saipan Tribune, Hong Kong Entertainment has allegedly failed to pay $416,241.37 in liquidated damages that were assessed […]

    HKE gets Tinian casino license canceled

    Hong Kong Entertainment, operator of Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino has had its casino license canceled, local media reports. Tinian Mayor Joey Patrick San Nicolas said the operator could not meet the standards set by law. With the cancelation, the Municipality of Tinian now has three available casino licenses. The decision was made by 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 […]

    Tinian on the hunt for new revenue

    The municipality of Tinian has not collected any revenue since the closure of its sole major investor, Tinian Dynasty Casino and Hotel, Marianas Variety reports. The island newspaper, quoting Tinian officials, said Tinian Dynasty was scheduled to re-open on April 15, but it did not. Tinian Mayor Joey Patrick San Nicolas however said the hotel will open during […]

    Tinian Dynasty to temporarily shut down due to “slow business”

    Hong Kong Entertainment owned Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino is to temporarily suspend hotel operations due to lack of customers, according to Tinian Mayor Joey Patrick San Nicolas as quoted by Marianas Variety. “The reason is lack of customers as there have been cancellations of flights,” said San Nicolas. The casino hotel is planning to […]

    U.S. Court dismisses appeal filed by 500 guest workers of Tinian Dynasty

    The U.S. Court of Appeals has dismissed the appeal filed by more than 500 guest workers of Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino who sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary for denying their CW-1 petitions, local media reports. The U.S. court dismissed the appeal after both parties jointly requested dismissal. In May, 2015, District […]

    US Court dismisses Tinian Dynasty’s petition for bankruptcy

    Hong Kong Entertainment Investments Ltd, owner of Tinian Dynasty has had their petition for bankruptcy dismissed, and had all other pending motions filed in the case rendered moot, local media reports. The decision was made by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert J. Faris after conducting a hearing via video teleconference between assistant U.S. Trustee Curtis Ching, […]

    Tinian labor department sanctions Tinian Trading

    The Tinian Department of Labor has sanctioned Tinian Trading International, a company which supplies staff to Tinian Dynasty, according to local media. A fine of $1,000 was imposed on the company for failing to post an employer declaration as required by employment rules and regulations. However, the fine will be suspended for a year, if […]

    Tinian Dynasty owner files for bankruptcy

    Hong Kong Entertainment (Overseas) Investments Ltd, the owner of Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino, filed on Friday in federal court a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition, local media reports. Chapter 11 allows a debtor (Hong Kong Entertainment) to enter into an agreement with creditors under which all or a part of the business continues. The filing […]

    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 […]

    In Tinian Dynasty case, US court issues warrant for $2.5M

    The US District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands issued a forfeiture warrant for the $2.5 million already turned over to the federal government by the Hong Kong Entertainment (Overseas) Investments Ltd., which is doing business as Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino, Marianas Variety newspaper reported. According to the federal government, the $2.5 million “is […]

    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 […]

    HKE says Tinian Dynasty could close by end of September

    Tinian Dynasty owner Hong Kong Entertainment (Overseas) Investments Ltd. announced that the closure of its casino could happen before the end of the month, citing low tourist arrivals and negative cash flow, according to local media. “It is with great regret that we must inform you that complete closure of the Tinian Dynasty Hotel & […]

    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, […]

    Tinian Dynasty agrees money laundering accord with U.S.

    Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino has agreed to forfeit $3.04 million as part of a non-prosecution accord with the U.S. Justice Department to settle claims related to allegations of money laundering, the Wall Street Journal reports. It was the largest forfeiture ever collected by the U.S. in the Northern Mariana Islands, the report said. Last […]

    Tinian Dynasty fails to pay staff

    Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino, the embattled casino in the Northern Marianas has failed to pay its employees for the second time in several weeks. Around 600 employees of the casino are owed wages following delays going back a year to when the U.S. government first filed criminal charges against the casino operator, Hong Kong Entertainment […]

    U.S. Treasury has right to regulate CNMI casinos

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury has the right to regulate casinos in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands under authority granted by the U.S. Congress, a local judge ruled. U.S. District Court of the NMI Chief Judge Ramon Manglona was cited as saying in the Saipan Tribune newspaper that the U.S. Treasury has the […]

    Chinese Strategic issues profit warning

    Chinese Strategic Holdings, which is seeking to take over the operations of the Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino, said it expects a significant drop in profit for the first quarter. It says the decline is mainly due to a slump in gains recorded from fair value changes in convertible instruments designated as financial assets. It […]

    Mixed record in Asia for AML, but noose to tighten

    The Financial Action Task Force has included casinos as money laundering risks since 2003, allowing more than 12 years for countries to implement effective controls in accordance with its recommendations. However, there have been mixed results across Asia.