National Harbor Casino a Go! MGM 2, Penn National 0

National Harbor Casino a Go! MGM 2, Penn National 0

Maryland just approved plans for its 6th casino which will be developed and managed by MGM after a long fought battle between competing casinos.  As you may recall, Penn National spent over 40 million in advertising to push Maryland voters to block casinos in the state, leaving Penn’s Charleston casino the only game in town. After losing that round by a nature margin, they tried to recover some ground by competing with MGM (who campaigned for Maryland casinos) to get the 6th and final slot (so to speak) in the casinos roster.

Penn was pushing for the Rosecroft racing track (recently purchased by then at auction) to be chosen, but ultimately MGM win out again – claiming their hard fought for prize. The casino plans call for a 300 suite, 18 story glad hotel overlooking the Potomac, accompanied by 140 gaming tables, 3,600 slots, reflecting pool, concert theater and various other enticing amenities.