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Maryland To Announce Site Of Casino In Prince George's County

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Today Maryland officials are expected to announce which company will be awarded a gaming license for a casino in Prince George's County.

The Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission is expected to announce it's decision today. The heavy favorite to win the license is MGM Gaming, which would build a casino at National Harbor.

The other contenders are Penn National Gaming, which would place it's casino at Rosecroft Raceway, and a subsidiary of Greenwood Racing, which is seeking to put a casino in Fort Washington at the intersection of Indian Head Highway and Old Fort Road.

The consulting firms that analyzed each proposal for the commission all favored the National Harbor site.

The casino will be the sixth in Maryland. Voters approved granting the license via voter referendum last year.

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