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Eye Opener: MGM spends $2.4 million on gambling campaign

MGM Resorts International Inc. has struck first in the cash battle that is expected to define the expanded gambling ballot campaign.

The casino company, which wants to build a resort facility with 3,000 slot machines and table games such as blackjack at National Harbor in Prince George’s County, has already devoted about $2.35 million to ballot committee For Maryland Jobs and Schools Inc., according to state elections filings.

Another $34,000 has been made as an in-kind donation.

The Washington Post first reported the news Monday.

Election filings show that, as of Aug. 24, the ballot committee has spent $330,000.

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