Imperial Pacific confirms intention to apply for a Saipan online gaming license

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Imperial Pacific International (IPI) has officially declared its interest in running online gaming operations out of Saipan.

Two weeks after IPI Chairman Mark Brown told the House Gaming Committee during a public hearing that the company is “very much in favor of online gaming”, the company issued a filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange overnight in which it confirmed its intention to take part.

“The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is set to vote on a bill that would allow licenses to be issued for online gaming after the House Committee on Gaming recently approved a measure to establish the CNMI as a new base for online gaming operators in the region,” the filing said.

“If approved, the Group shall apply for an online gaming license.”

As previously reported by Inside Asian Gaming, Saipan’s proposed online gaming industry would be regulated by the Commonwealth Casino Commission (CCC) – the same body tasked with overseeing IPI’s Saipan integrated resort.