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September 27, 2021

Over unpaid wages

Workers protest at Saipan casino opening

Workers protest at Saipan casino opening
Following the opening of Imperial Pacific Resort in Saipan last week, Chinese construction workers said they are missing several months of pay and will not be returning home until they are compensated.
United Kingdom | 07/12/2017

Following the opening of Imperial Pacific Resort in Saipan last week, Chinese construction workers said they are missing several months of pay and will not be returning home until they are compensated.

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ldquo;In addition to not paying us for months, the hourly wages we did receive were well below what we were promised,” said one worker, cited by the Financial Times. “We are all very desperate because we all paid money from our own pockets to the brokers who brought us here.”

The casino opening on July 6 is an upgrade to the temporary base that the operator was using as it awaited the resort’s development.

According to the company’s annual report, last year Best Sunshine Live pulled in USD32 billion in VIP betting from just 16 gaming tables, narrowly beating the much larger and more established, Venetian Macao (USD29 billion).

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