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MGM Reveals Images Of Proposed Maryland Casino

Firm Wants To Build Huge $800 Million Gambling Complex


MGM Resorts International is bidding to have the right to build a massive casino-resort in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The proposed gambling complex at National Harbor is in competition with a proposal by rival Penn National Gaming, which wants to transform its existing Rosecroft Raceway into its own version of a Las Vegas-style casino.

State officials will conduct a lengthy vetting process in order to pick a winner. That decision could come by the end of the year, according to reports.

This week, MGM released four artist renderings of its $800 million proposal.

MGM National Harbor offers a sophisticated architectural approach that addresses the area’s significant geographical and cultural history,” Jim Murren, chief executive officer of MGM, said in a statement. “Knowing our resort will be the first representation of Maryland many visitors see crossing the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, we designed something striking and beautiful, respectful of the opportunity to create an iconic gateway to Maryland.”

“MGM National Harbor will represent many things to many people. Like chapters in a novel, each destination within the resort — from a star chef’s restaurant to the rejuvenating spa to the high-end retail — is designed to provide a sense of discovery, elegance, and timelessness.”

Check out the images below:

In addition to MGM and Penn National, a subsidiary of Greenwood Racing wants to build a casino-resort at Indian Head Highway and Old Fort Road. However, all reports seem to suggest the battle is really just between MGM and Penn National, with MGM as the favorite.

While the aforementioned firms compete to start construction in Prince George’s County, Caesars Entertainment Corp. is already underway with construction of its Baltimore casino.

For more news from Maryland, check out its state page.

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