Doctor Invests in Tinian Casino - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

TINIAN – As reported by the Tampa Bay Business Journal: "A St. Petersburg physician is a partner in a proposed 300-room hotel and casino resort project in Tinian, one of 14 volcanic islands of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands chain in the Western Pacific.

"Dr. Akshai Desai is a partner in Bridge Investment Group, which was awarded a conditional license by the Tinian Gaming Casino Control Commission.

"…The hotel and casino resort would be constructed on a 55,000-square-foot hillside across the lookout point and is expected to cost $100 million.

"The business projects to add nearly $400,000 monthly revenues to the government in terms of taxes paid, which when combined with the present casino operator, Tinian Dynasty Hotel Casino, would total $800,000 a month in government income…"

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