Tinian Dynasty in danger of casino license revocation

8:16 am on 19 May 2015

A casino on the Northern Marianas island of Tinian risks the cancellation or suspension of its casino licence unless it co-operates and finally submits documents to the Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission.

Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino must submit audits every year, but it hasn't done so since 2007.

Dynasty casino, Tinian, CNMI.

Dynasty casino, Tinian, CNMI. Photo: RNZ / Mark Rabago

The Commission says the CNMI's only operating casino needs to play by the rules.

The Commission's Executive Director, Lucia Blanco-Maratita, says Tinian Dynasty's owner, Hong Kong Entertainment (Overseas) Investments Ltd., and majority shareholder, Mega Stars Overseas Ltd., have to submit to suitability investigations.

She said they could faces charges that includes penalties for violation of the Tinian Gaming Act up to $20,000 US dollars and from $1,000 to $50,000 US dollars for other violations.