MGM wins bid for Prince George's County casino

BALTIMORE - MGM Resorts International has been selected to build an estimated $925 million casino resort in at National Harbor in Prince George's County.

The state's Video Lottery Facility Location Commission made the selection over competing bids by Penn National Gaming and Greenwood Racing. Penn National would have built its facility at Rosecroft Raceway, while Greenwood would have built its facility off Indian Head Highway

This comes as construction continues to move forward on the new Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore.

The new $400 million casino would sit along Russell Street just south of M&T Bank Stadium. Developers are hoping to open it by next year.

Other casinos in the state include Maryland Live! adjacent to Arundel Mills in Hanover, Hollywood Casino in Perryville, the Casino at Ocean Downs in Ocean City and the Rocky Gap Casino resort in western Maryland. The casinos generated a combined $71 million for the state in August, according to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.

*The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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