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In May, roll on VIP tables from Imperial Pacific’s temporary Best Sunshine Live casino at the T Galleria in Garapan, Saipan was $2.52 billion, down from the $3.18 billion that was generated in April, as reported by Asia Gaming Brief.

Approximately $2 billion, most of which has come from China VIP’s, has been the average monthly roll generated by Saipan‘s first licensed casino since it opened in November. Recently, Imperial Pacific said that capacity had been reached at the casino. The casino and training facility, which had a soft opening on July 26 and officially opened on November 27, now operates 16 VIP tables in total, that’s an increase of four from the 12 that were in place at the end of 2015, however, the mass tables at the casino have dropped from 34 to 32.

VIP table games roll at the temporary casino had brought in a total of $6.1 billion in Q1, which was a 30 percent increase from the average of the casino’s first two months of operation.

Currently under construction, the $500-million Grand Mariana Casino and Hotel Resort, is Phase I of the development, which is expected to be completed in December of this year, with the opening slated for April 2017. The 14-story building will include 15 deluxe villas and 373 hotel rooms.

Last month, The Post Guam was told by the Commonwealth Casino Gaming Commission’s executive director Edward Deleon Guerrero that Best Sunshine is looking to receive approval from SC Lowy, Standard & Poor, and Morgan Stanley for the funding required to complete the casino.