May 24, 2013 0
A formal schedule is far from complete, but the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission could soon start to consider proposals for Prince George’s County’s casino license.
Jaclyn L. Vincent, director of gaming research and chief of staff for the Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, said there would “hopefully” be a meeting of the location commission in June, with site visits and public presentations of casino proposals tentatively scheduled for July.
The license is still expected to be awarded by the end of the year, Lottery officials said Thursday, despite the agency receiving one more bid than originally expected.
MGM Resorts International Inc. has proposed a resort casino with 3,600 slot machines and 140 table games to be built at the sprawling National Harbor mini-city near Oxon Hill. Penn National Gaming Inc. has proposed building a casino at Rosecroft Raceway that includes 140 table games and “at least” 3,000 slot machines — though the company only paid an initial license fee to cover 500 slots.
The surprise bidder was Greenwood Racing Inc., the owner of Parx Casino near Philadelphia. That company has proposed building a resort casino near the intersection of Indian Head Highway and Old Fort Road in Fort Washington with 4,750 slots and 170 table games.