MGM Casino Prepares for Opening at National Harbor - NBC4 Washington

MGM Casino Prepares for Opening at National Harbor



    First Look Inside MGM National Harbor

    News4's Tracee Wilkins got a sneak peak inside the new MGM National Harbor Casino Resort in Prince George's County, days before it opens to the public. (Published Monday, Dec. 5, 2016)

    Far from the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts International opens its $1.4 billion National Harbor casino and resort just outside the nation's capital this week. 

    It's advertising a gambling floor "bigger than the White House'' and an art collection that includes a large welded collage by Bob Dylan. It is the singer and Nobel laureate's first work of art for a public space on permanent display. 

    MGM designed the first casino resort just outside Washington, D.C., to complement the city of monuments across the Potomac River. It has a 308-room hotel and spa, plus restaurants with well-known chefs. High-end retail also is planned. 

    MGM is aiming to attract international travelers, as well as U.S. tourists. 

    The casino resort opens Thursday night in Oxon Hill, Maryland, at 11 p.m.