Saipan – A Macau-based Asian gaming consultant told CNMI Gov. Benigno Fitial and members of the Legislature this week that casino gambling is feasible on Saipan.
But, as the Saipan Tribune reports, IGamiX Consulting Managing Partner, Ben Lee, also says the island should not expect to draw major investors due to current challenges, among them, the limited number of airlines that fly to Saipan.
Lee advised Commonwealth leaders that they should start small if they want a casino industry established, adding that Saipan should be ready to face stiff competition from Asian destinations which already have well established casino industries such as Macau, Korea, Singapore, Cambodia, and the Philippines.
Still, despite the challenges, Lee says Saipan need a casino industry. And he believes it would give tourism a much-needed boost.
Lee advised lawmakers to seriously consider permitting gambling on Saipan, and assured them that the industry would absolutely benefit the local economy.