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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 Friday but declared it a "successful" opening. "We were pleased by the positive reactions of our guests on our debut night and we are happy the resort is being so warmly received by the local community," MGM said in a written statement.

The doors opened 30 minutes earlier than expected at 10:30 p.m. By 11:15 p.m. the resort and casino had reached...