Penn National Proposes Prince George's County Casino It Once Opposed | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Penn National Proposes Prince George's County Casino It Once Opposed

Play associated audio
Penn National Gaming opposed last year's referendum expanding gambling in Maryland, but now it wants to set up a casino in Prince George's County.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/triinq/1436317174/
Penn National Gaming opposed last year's referendum expanding gambling in Maryland, but now it wants to set up a casino in Prince George's County.

Penn National Gaming filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission saying that it plans to throw its hat—and cash—into the bidding ring to build a Las Vegas-style casino in Prince George's County.

The decision once again pits Penn National against MGM Resorts. Each company spent $40 million last year in Maryland's gambling referendum. Penn rolled snake eyes in its bid to derail gambling in Prince George's County last year, so it has apparently decided that if you can't beat them, join them.

Penn owns Rosecroft Raceway in Ft. Washington, and that could be the site for its casino. MGM, on the other hand, wants to build a casino at National Harbor. All bids are due this Friday.

NPR

Iraq's National Museum To Open For First Time Since 2003 Invasion

The planned reopening was moved up following the release of a video showing self-declared Islamic State extremists destroying priceless ancient artifacts in the Mosul museum.
NPR

Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit

Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.
NPR

Funding Homeland Security: Where Do We Go From Here?

President Obama late Friday signed a stopgap measure to keep the department running for another week, but the tussle over his executive action on immigration, linked to the funding, is not over yet.
NPR

A Neuroscientist Weighs In: Why Do We Disagree On The Color Of The Dress?

Robert Siegel speaks with Dr. Bevil Conway, a neuroscientist at Wellesley College, about the dress that has the whole Internet asking: What color is it?

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.