president elect donald trump. there are increasing bets on the island of saipan. we went to find the story. saipanamerican island of is a speck in the pacific with sandy beaches, world war ii relics, and the most successful casino and all of the asia-pacific, if not the world, all from temporary tables at the end of a duty-free stripmall. across the street, they are building a more permanent $550 million casino resort. >> by far, it will be the most luxurious hotel in saipan. from most mainland cities, saipan is a new choice for chinese highrollers wary of aging's corruption crackdown. >> as the vip story gets weaker pop upau, it will somewhere else, and that somewhere else in this case is saipan. >> eye-popping to say the least. revenue from the makeshift casino with 16 the ip tables already generates a per table daily revenue of $170,000, eight the macau casinos. vip bets totaled $13.5 billion in the first half of the year. industry veterans consider how that is even possible. they see a cautionary tale in also onsty casino american soil that close last year after u.s. authorities
betting on the pacific island of saipan where the staggering numbers have attacked -- have attracted the attention of u.s. officials. the american island of saipan is a remote spec in the pacific with sandy beaches, world war ii relics and the most successful casino in all the asia-pacific, if not the world. from temporary tables tucked at the end of a duty-free strip mall. across the street, hong kong listed imperial pacific is holding a more permanent casino resort. five hours from most mainland cities, it's a new choice for chinese highrollers perhaps wary of beijing's corruption crackdown. let's where the story gets weaker in macau, it should pop up. that somewhere else in this case is saipan. >> revenue from the makeshift casino with just 17 the ip tables already generates daily $70,000,f about 100 eight times that of the grandest macau casinos. total $13.5s billion in the first half of the year. in this tree veterans question how that's possible. tale on a cautionary the next-door island of tinian that closed after u.s. authorities find it for violations of anti-money-laundering ru
miles back from bases at saipan, tinian and guam. planned the ultimate crushing defeat of japan, down to the last bomb. here was the beginning of the end of the road to tokyo. after six months of reoccupation there were few signs of war along the quiet summer shores of guam. the liberated were back in their clean native villages. american citizens again. smiling and friendly. unaware that a miracle had happened around them. a miracle that moved mountains of material, equipment and supplies across the pacific that changed their dirt roads into broad highways, that manicured their jungles into acres of black-topped airfields. and nearby new communities of american citizens had set up housekeeping with various types of self-service. the latest labor saving devices, few laundry problems.
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