There are moves for the Australian territory of Christmas Island to receive its license back to open a casino, which have been submitted to the government.
The tiny island with a population just over 2,000 residents based in the Indian Ocean, is best known for housing hundreds of asylum seekers and hosting a phosphate mine.
With the support of the government, the $34 million Christmas Island Casino and Resort opened in 1993, but was closed in 1998.
Then in 2011, the resort has re-opened without the casino.
The potential benefits to Christmas Island if the casino succeeds are considerable.
The reports pointed out that tourism to the island had been underdeveloped and the casino along with the resort would assist in encouraging more tourism.