MGM on track to complete $1.2B casino near US Capitol next year

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Artist's rendering of a gaming facility under construction near Washington, D.C. Image from MGM National Harbor

MGM Resorts International is on track to open a $1.2 billion in Maryland in the latter half of 2016.

The casino is located at the National Harbor, a hotel, convention and entertainment complex that's less than 10 miles from the U.S. Capitol. It will feature 3,600 slot machines, 140 table games, a 300-room hotel, a 3,000-seat venue, several restaurants and retail shops.

“People think casino and they think dealers, bartenders and waiters. But companywide, we make 70 percent of revenues from non-gaming sources,” a spokesperson told The Washington Post.

Maryland is home to several tribes with state recognition. None have been granted federal recognition so they can't engage in gaming under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Full-scale gaming is not legal in neighboring Virginia. But MGM Resorts is opposing federal recognition for Pamunkey Tribe, whose status could be finalized sometime this year.

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