Saipan court extends restraining order on casino decision

    The Superior Court of the Northern Marianas has extended a temporary restraining order preventing the government from making a decision on granting a casino license on the island of Saipan.
    The original order, made at the request of Marianas Stars Entertainment, one of two bidders for the license, was scheduled to expire on June 29th. The company has argued that its interests would be “irreparably harmed” if the process were to continue at present.
    Marianas Stars is competing against Best Sunshine International for the right to build a $2 billion casino resort.