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Fiji Issues Gaming License to One Hundred Sands

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 22 December 2011

[HD video below] In a partnership designed to fuel tourism, job growth, and expand the Fiji brand, the Fijian government has issued an exclusive gaming license to One Hundred Sands Limited.

One Hundred Sands, a Fiji based firm plans to build a $290 million Luxury Casino Resort and Convention Center on Denarau Island. The company plans to employ 600 to 800 local residents.

After two years of working diligently with the Fijian government under the stewardship of Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, and Native American tribes, were delighted to be part of this thrilling opportunity to introduce casino gaming and state of the art convention center to the Fiji Islands to help create jobs and expand tourism for the country, said Larry Claunch, Founder and Chairman of the Board of One Hundred Sands, Ltd.

One Hundred Sands is partnering with the Snoqualmie Tribe from the State of Washington and Seventh Generation LLC, a Native American company, in order to enhance its casino gaming experience, the development of social and economic initiates to benefit local Fijians, and to further develop cultural and tribal ties between Native Americans and Fijians.

Interview with Tourism Fiji

At the WTM in London last month, ASIA Travel Tips.com sat down with Thomas Valentine, Senior Marketing Officer of Tourism Fiji and asked him about the status of tourism to Fiji. Watch the video below.

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