Governor Hogan, his family and a couple of thousand friends celebrated his inauguration and second term in office with a gala Wednesday night at the MGM National Harbor.
MGM would likely bring in more gaming revenue than the other two companies competing to build Maryland’s sixth casino in Prince George’s County, economic consultants told state gaming regulators Friday.
Representatives of the proposed Parx Casino in Prince George’s County say they expect the casino to bring in between $800 million to $1 billion in gaming revenue in its third year full year of operation.
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission on Thursday gave gambling licenses to the three companies competing to build the state’s sixth casino in Prince George’s County.
Many National Harbor business owners there say a casino would make the area a more attractive destination, which will in turn bring them more business.
The final count was close but Maryland voters gave their approval to Question 7 adding table games and allowing an upscale gambling facility to be built in Prince George’s County.
A lawsuit filed Friday challenging the constitutionality of the expanded gaming referendum could nullify the results of the Question 7 if successful.
Four years ago Penn National helped kill an Ohio ballot question that could have created competition for one of its casinos. Could the same thing happen in Maryland?
Casino companies spend big money to sway voters on Question 7, which would add table games statewide and allow for a casino in Prince George’s County
The debate over expanding gaming in Maryland will ultimately be decided by the people, but to help them pick, casino companies on both sides have now contributed more than $26.7 million to campaigns for and against Question 7.