Saipan casino plan resurfaces


The government of the Northern Marianas islands, a US Pacific territory, is revisiting a proposal to legalize casino gambling on Saipan, which has the largest population and international transport links in the group.  The smaller islands of Tinian and Rota are already home to casinos and Saipan voters and the territory’s legislature have previously rejected legalization but the government is struggling to balance its finances. Governor Eloy Inos discussed the casinos idea with local lawmakers and the island’s US congressman this week.