Both casino operators are exploring a merger that would see them turn into a major competitor in the casino industry.
The state’s Casino Control Commission granted a developer a certificate of compliance which clears him to get a casino licence.
The regulatory commission said that the state is on track to start accepting the applications by early May.
Imperial Pacific has been sued over alleged human trafficking and forced labour at their construction site in Saipan.
The Indian state’s opposition party has accused the government of being linked to the latest offshore casino authorised.
The Philippine regulator has addressed the casino issue in Quezon City and said the local government has no right to regulate the segment.
As the casino industry approaches Japan, Nagasaki is set to push for an IR bid and has announced it would open a venue by 2024.
Besides its intention to offer online sports betting in the state, the company also expects mid-high double-digit percentage revenue growth.