Prince George's Council to Vote on MGM Casino

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    The Prince George's County Council is expected to clear the way for construction of a new MGM casino at National Harbor.

    The county council is holding a hearing Monday and is expected to approve MGM's application. That would allow construction to begin within weeks for a casino slated to open by the summer of 2016.

    MGM Hosts Job Fair for National Harbor Casino

    [DC] MGM Hosts Job Fair for National Harbor Casino
    Thousands of people looking to work at the new MGM Casino at the National Harbor took part in a career fair Thursday. It was held at Bowie State University. As Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports, MGM is looking to hire most of the 4,000 permanent positions from within the County. (Published Tuesday, July 8, 2014)

    The county planning board approved the project May 8, despite hearing complaints from residents and community leaders who object to the building's lighting features and giant video screens.

    Officials with MGM Resorts International say the video screens are an important part of the building's operation and design.

    The company is planning a 300-room glass tower hotel and a complex with 3,600 slot machines, 140 gaming tables, a theater, several restaurants, a spa and high-end stores.