VIDEO: Tinian Casino Resumes Operations as Investigation Continues

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Saipan – Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino resumed casino operations Thursday night, just hours after its temporary closure because of a U.S. Internal Revenue Service investigation and arrest over Dynasty’s alleged non-filing of required paperwork with the IRS.

The Saipan Tribune reports that the Dynasty and at least two of its casino officials allegedly conspired to allow gamblers to conduct transactions involving more than $10,000 without filing with IRS a currency transaction report from September 2009 up to present.

Hotel operations at Dynasty were not disrupted and were business as usual.

Meanwhile, Gov. Eloy Inos and Tinian officials separately raised concerns about the casino commission’s regulatory oversight functions and repercussions on the local economy.

Inos said that his office has commenced an “inquiry” with the Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission, which has oversight over the casino industry on Tinian, about “what’s happening to Dynasty.”

Tinian casino resumes operations
Local officials calls for inquiry

Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino resumed casino operations Thursday night, just hours after the temporary closure that morning because of a U.S. Internal Revenue Service investigation and arrest over Dynasty’s alleged non-filing of required paperwork with IRS. Meanwhile, Gov. Eloy S. Inos and Tinian officials separately raised concerns about the casino commission’s regulatory oversight functions and repercussions on the local economy.