31 Jan 2017

$US400m casino proposal still wants opportunity in Tonga

From , 4:04 pm on 31 January 2017

The Tongan company behind a proposed gaming resort says its development would provide much needed investment into a 'bleeding' economy.

Tavake Tamafua have submitted a proposal for a 400 million US dollar tourism development which would include an airport hotel, shopping mall, luxury villas and a gaming resort. 

The government has stated that gambling is illegal in the country and a public outcry ensued over the move.

Director 'Epeli Taione says while he understand the concerns, there is a need to think outside the box.

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