IAG APRIL 2016 - page 6

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asiangaming
April2016
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Best SunshinePresident
MarkBrown
explainshowaUS$7billion investment
fitsUSPacific islandSaipan’s50,000peopleand500,000visitors
Cover Story
By
MuhammadCohen
, EditorAtLarge
MuhammadCohen
alsoblogs forForbeson
gaming throughoutAsia
andwrote
HongKongOn
Air
, anovel set during
the1997handover
aboutTVnews, love,
betrayal, highfinance
and cheap lingerie.
M
ark Brown reentered the Asian Gaming 50
last year to the theme from
Mission: Impossible
.
President and CEO of Best Sunshine in Saipan,
Mr Brownwas hired to implement aUS$7 billion
integrated resort planwithout development sites
or funding on a remote speck in the Pacific.
Best Sunshine’s parent
company,HongKong listed Imperial Pacific International, ismajority
owned by Cui Lijie, who has family ties toMacau junket promoter
HengshengGroup.
ImperialPacific terminateda revenuesharingdeal
withHengsheng inOctober. Saipan is part of theCommonwealth of
the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) with broad self-governing
powers and visa-free entry formainlandChinese. It is located closer
A
Macau
stylecasino
intheUS
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