According to the official 2016 results report of investment company Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd., if construction follows the schedule, the casino of the Imperial Pacific Resort will open on March 31. In turn, the hotel will start welcoming visitors during the second half of 2017.
Imperial Pacific holds an exclusive casino license for the Pacific Island of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The company is now running a temporary gambling establishment on the territory of the U.S. jurisdiction, which will close down after the inauguration ceremony of the new casino.
The casino of the complex will feature 193 gaming tables and 365 slot machines.
By the end of 2016, Imperial Pacific had invested about USD343 million in the development of the Imperial Pacific Resort. The Hong Kong-based group declared HKD935.6 million in profit for 2016 as compared with a loss of HKD18.0 million in 2015.
The majority of the VIP clients at the temporary casino came from China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Saipan.