24 Oct 2012

CNMI governor in renewed Saipan casino push

4:09 pm on 24 October 2012

The Northern Marianas governor Benigno Fitial has announced that he will again push for legislation to build a casino in Saipan.

This will be the third attempt to build a casino on the island.

The first attempt was rejected by voters five years ago and a second attempt was made in June, when campaigners gave up because of a lack of support.

Mr Fitial says there are casinos running successfully on two other islands and there are at least three investors still willing to invest in operations on Saipan.

The Senate President Paul Manglona says there are a lot of proposals on the table and casinos seem to be the governor's only economic plan.