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Prince George's County casino gets the go-ahead to start construction
Prince George's County casino gets the go-ahead to start construction

The Prince George's County Council approved construction Monday of MGM Resorts' nearly $1 billion casino complex at National Harbor. In an 8-1 vote, the council cleared MGM to apply for construction permits for the 23-acre site overlooking the Potomac River just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Site preparation has begun and construction is expected to start in a few weeks on the nearly 1.1 million-square-foot structure. The planned casino is on track to open in July 2016. MGM National Harbor will include a 21-story, 300-room hotel along with the casino's 3,600 slot machines, 140 gaming tables, assorted restaurants, a concert theater and luxury retailers. MGM hired...

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