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Jeff Barker

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Jeff Barker writes about sports business and issues, casino gambling and, occasionally, politics. Since joining The Sun from the Arizona Republic’s Washington bureau in 2000, he has covered state politics, congressional steroids hearings, the Beltway sniper attacks and Terps basketball and football. He could never decide if he should cover news or sports, so he did both and enjoys writing hybrids of the two.

Recent Articles

  • MGM National Harbor calls opening 'successful'

    MGM National Harbor calls opening 'successful'

    The $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor, Maryland's sixth and most expensive casino, opened Thursday with Las Vegas-style flair and the company chairman's prediction that residents of Baltimore — about 45 miles away — "are going to come and check us out." The resort did not offer crowd estimates early...

  • MGM National Harbor, new Maryland 'landmark,' gambling on region's casino appetite

    MGM National Harbor, new Maryland 'landmark,' gambling on region's casino appetite

    The MGM National Harbor glows a shiny white at night, rising above the Potomac River like — its architect has suggested — a vast ship sailing into a dock. That ship arrives for gamblers and D.C.-area boosters Thursday night when MGM opens the casino and resort beside Interstate 95 at the Woodrow...

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