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Local Developer Touts Casino Largo Option

Third option for Prince George's County casino revealed



    (Published Monday, April 23, 2012)

    A Prince George's County developer hopes his plan for a casino with table games and slot machines at a shopping center off Capital Centre Boulevard in Largo, Md., gains traction, and he says he has the tools in place to make it happen fast.

    Proposals for casinos at National Harbor and Rosecroft Raceway have received most of the attention so far, but the so-called option is Casino Largo.

    “We’ve been active throughout the session, the regular session, to communicate our location,” said Charles Hopkins, of RMD Holdings.

    He is proposing a Boulevard at the Capital Centre casino with 4,750 slot machines and 117 table games. It would have 5,000 parking spaces on top of the building.

    The project is shovel ready and could be up and running quickly, Hopkins said.

    “We feel that the positives of our location would be very compelling from a development perspective in that we’d be extremely competitive with the other two options,” he said.

    The Largo location is close to Metro and has easy access to the Beltway.

    But whether Prince George’s County will get a casino remains undecided.

    Gov. Martin O’Malley will meet with the state senate president and House of Delegates speaker Tuesday to discuss a special session of the Maryland Legislature. Gaming could be part of the talks.

    “We think National Harbor is the best site there is in order to maximize the revenues coming in to the county and coming in to the state,” Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker said.