MGM National Harbor, a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International, was awarded the license to operate the sixth casino in the State of Maryland. The December 20th Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission’s decision validates MGM’s vision as the clear choice to build and operate a world-class destination resort casino in Prince George’s County at National Harbor.
“This is a great day for Prince George’s County, the State of Maryland and MGM. We’re proud of what our talented team and our many dedicated community partners have accomplished together,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. “This is an achievement the whole community can share. We look forward to continuing our work with the local residents and businesses of Prince George’s County as we move the project forward.”
The decision culminates a yearlong competitive bid process for Maryland's sixth gaming license. With the announcement, MGM bested two other bidders for the right to build a destination gaming resort in Prince George's County. The MGM site is located within the National Harbor mixed-use development on the banks of the Potomac River, just south of Washington, D.C., and across from Alexandria, Virginia, minutes from the Capital and The White House.
MGM’s winning proposal is centered on a $925 million investment designed to respect the rich history and atmosphere of Prince George’s County while meeting the needs of the sophisticated Maryland marketplace. A casino will feature 3,600 slots and 140 table games including poker. There will be a 300 suite, 4.5 star hotel with luxury spa and rooftop pool. High-end branded retail, fine and casual dining featuring local and celebrity chefs, a dedicated 1,200-seat theater venue and 35,000 square feet of meeting and event space round out the development.
MGM National Harbor will create more than 4,000 direct permanent jobs in National Harbor.
More information at mgmnationalharbor.com.
Renderings courtesy of MGM National Harbor