× Gambling News In-Depth iGaming Calendar Connections GI Friday Trafficology GI Magazine
GGA 2020 AffiliateCon
NEWS 2 March 2016

IH to build $10bn casino on Rota

By Edward Obeng
IH Group has announced it plans to build a 1,100-room hotel and casino on the island of Rota in the Northern Mariana Islands. The project was announced by the Group’s leaders Il Hwan Kim and Edward Atalig Hocog Jr.

The combined hotel and casino will cost $10bn and will take a decade to be complete.

In a letter sent to Efram Atalig, the mayor of Rota, Kim IH’s president explained that after he is granted the right to establish himself in the commonwealth, he would begin the necessary steps including licensing applications in order to operate a casino.

If all goes well Kim expects the construction to be underway by 2017.

The first phase, the hotel casino, is expected to cost $1bn to build and will include 500 rooms and a vacation hotel with 500 more rooms and 100 cottages. In addition IH will offer shopping facilities, and cruise ship and airline services.

Atalig has expressed his support for the proposal which has seen IH partner up with IH Corporation, KSA Corporation and Island Paradise Hotel.

Kim explained that the waiting period does not stop IH from proceeding with proposals for its projects, stating: “I would like to thank you (Mayor Atalig) and the Municipality of Rota for allowing us to share our vision for the island of Rota. The Kim family and company vice president Edward A. Hocog are truly grateful for our partnership.

“We look forward to your assistance and support in regards to IH Group’s project as this will improve and enhance Rota’s socio-economic development and prosperity for the island of Rota and its people.”

IN-DEPTH 18 February 2020
A decade to remember

1xPartners is the innovative and exciting affiliate program offered by 1xBet, one of the world's leading sportsbooks and casinos. Offering ...
PR and Marketing
ActiveWin has ripped up the rulebook on the traditional agency prototype. Our model is based on performance - as you ...
Systems and Software
BetConstruct is a global award-winning technology and services provider for online and land-based gaming industry. BetConstruct's innovative and proven offerings ...
Digital Isle of Man
Legal and Jurisdictions
Digital Isle of Man is responsible for the thriving Digital sector in the Isle of Man, spanning the Island's international ...
Newgioco Group
Systems and Software
Newgioco Group, Inc. (OTCQB:NWGI) is a premier leisure betting technology company providing regulated online and land-based gaming and sports ...
Systems and Software
NSoft is an award - winning internationally recognized software solutions provider for betting industry. The company has more than 200 employees ...
Global Gaming Awards
Industry Awards
The Global Gaming Awards London recognise the most innovative companies and individuals of the gaming world. The Awards are powered ...
Systems and Software
The Leading iGaming Software Supplier in Asia
Systems and Software
We have partnered up with deVRealm in a joint venture for the development of new gambling technology platforms. The primary ...
Zimpler provides a complete In and Out payment solution for online services. That means we take care of identifying the ...