Tinian Dynasty casino remains closed

3:12 pm on 7 October 2015

A major casino in the Northern Marianas does not appear to be opening its doors anytime soon despite a decision to keep operating.

Dynasty casino, Tinian, CNMI.

Dynasty casino, Tinian, CNMI. Photo: RNZ / Mark Rabago

Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino announced last month it would close citing losses suffered as a result of a typhoon in August but then backtracked on the plan last week

The casino operations though will remain shuttered as a dispute with gaming authorities remains unresolved.

Earlier last month, Tinian Dynasty's owners requested the Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission show good faith in issuing an interim casino authorisation before the payment of a $100,000 investigation fee.

The commission answered by requesting a meeting with Tinian Dynasty officials, which the latter has yet to respond to.