Promising Vegas on the Potomac. MGM Resorts files paperwork to build a resort casino at National Harbor in Prince George’s County.
The owner of the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort in western Maryland said Thursday that the company hopes to have a casino open in late May and new meeting space completed by late fall.
A casino operator that lobbied against expanded gambling in Maryland is now considering a bid to operate a new casino in Prince George’s County.
Elmo, Cookie Monster and Grover have a new home near Washington as the National Children’s Museum is set to open in suburban Maryland — though initial plans have been scaled down considerably.
More casinos and more gaming are coming to Maryland. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Question 7 voter referendum passed by a narrow margin.
The CEO of MGM Resorts International said Friday that if Maryland voters agree Tuesday to expand legalized gambling, his company would build a luxurious and architecturally unimposing casino and hotel near the nation’s capital, not a blocky neon-lit behemoth.
The onslaught of ads over gambling expansion has been like no other in a Maryland political year, subjecting residents to rapid-fire television spots for and against Question 7. The barrage began long before ads for other ballot questions this year and has remained frenetic.
The National Children’s Museum is holding a jump-roping competition at National Harbor in Maryland to count down to its opening in December.
The National Children’s Museum says it will open in December at a site along the Potomac River just south of Washington.
There are new voices in the controversial expanded gambling debate. Groups in Prince George’s County are in a tug-of-war over putting a new casino at National Harbor.
Perched on cinder blocks and separated into four small compartments with desks and a computer, the trailers look like any that sit beside overcrowded public schools throughout the Washington region.
Lots of money is being spent to influence Maryland voters for and against a new casino at National Harbor.
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