Governor Larry Hogan Attends Grand Opening of MGM National Harbor

December 8, 2016

World-Class Destination Resort Will Create Jobs, Boost Tourism

15420991_1362988653745896_1859074000946113458_nGovernor Larry Hogan today joined MGM National Harbor President Lorenzo Creighton, as well as top MGM officials and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, to celebrate the grand opening of MGM National Harbor, a new destination resort located in the National Harbor waterfront development in Prince George’s County.

“It is exciting to see a respected, world-renowned brand like MGM make such a significant investment in the future of Prince George’s County and the state of Maryland,” said Governor Hogan. “MGM National Harbor will have a tremendous economic impact on this region, and our administration has been proud to fully support this important project.”

MGM National Harbor is creating 4,000 new permanent jobs to operate the resort, as well as 6,000 construction jobs. The project is expected to have a significant lasting economic impact on Maryland, Prince George’s County, and the Capital Region, attracting visitors from Washington, D.C., neighboring states, across the country, and around the world.

MGM National Harbor was awarded a license to operate the sixth casino in the State of Maryland in December 2013. The $1.4 billion resort complex includes a 24-floor, 308-room luxury hotel, a casino featuring 3,600 slot machines and 160 table games, a 3,000-seat theater, over 18,000 square feet of high-end branded retail, over 50,000 square feet of meeting space, and 15 dining options.

Since taking office, Governor Hogan has consistently supported the MGM National Harbor project. In March 2015, the governor attended the 1000th Member Construction Workforce Celebration at the MGM construction site to thank workers for their help to bring this world-class resort to the state. In June 2016, the governor toured the construction of the resort along with MGM officials and representatives from the Maryland Department of Commerce.



10 Responses to Governor Larry Hogan Attends Grand Opening of MGM National Harbor

  1. Anonymous on December 8, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    A perfect way for the government to get back all of their handouts. Whoever said this was a bad idea in that area is a fool!

  2. Just One Opinion on December 8, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    First off, I support Governor Hogan and applaud him for some of great work he has done for our state. Also, I would like to assert that the motives behind my sentences are not faith-driven, but instead civic-inspired.

    Personally, I don’t think this is impressive at all. Casinos operate at the expense of many, for the benefit of far fewer. Whether an intention of theirs or not, casinos create, permit, perpetuate, and/or enables destructive vices. Too often, gambling & its associated behavior, attitudes, and actions, affects more than just the gambler- it can create blameless victims such as spouses, children, other family members, coworkers, employers, creditors etc.

    We shouldn’t justify, or celebrate the state blessing the growing presence of casinos. It is my opinion that the 1) casino & temporary construction jobs, 2) tax revenue, 3) possible revenue from increased travel to the area, may not be worth the damage casinos inevitably cause- damage that we condone only because it is not always openly visible or personally damaging to us, our families, communities or society. We should try to empower our neighbors, citizens, and constituents, instead of offering them increasing opportunities to possibly sabotage their lives and the lives of those around them.

    Admittedly, I am not well informed on the topic. Therefore, any feedback or refutation to this comment is welcomed and appreciated.

    • SeaOfJoy on December 9, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Same for a lot of other businesses out there that “sell things that can ruin marriages, finances, lives in general …strip clubs, liquor stores, etc. At least the state reaps a large amount for tax purposes. You can’t say the same for those other businesses that you would believe are harmful. I go to casinos with my parents 2 to 3 times a year to have fun. We are not gambling addicts or any means and it’s a form of entertainment for us, as with many. So just because SOME people have issues with gambling, casinos shouldn’t exist? What about people who are obese and have issues with overeating? Should fast food joints and restaurants not exist as to not temp them? Or alcoholics – should no taverns exist? People have to be responsible for their own actions and it’s not the jobs of everyone else to babysit them or be punished because a small amount of people can’t control themselves.

      • Anonymous on December 10, 2016 at 10:05 am

        We have a Bingo! Responsibility for your own actions.

    • Anonymous on December 12, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      I make good money and I enjoy the occasional trip to the casino. It is my money and what I do with it is neither your nor the governments business. Making gambling and casinos illegal is just pandering to the small percentage of people that can’t control themselves while punishing the thousands of people that use gambling for what it was intended, entertainment. If people don’t like the casino then they shouldn’t go, simple as that. What you are suggesting is that we get rid of the couple of thousand jobs this casino created because one or two people might not be able to control their selves and loose everything. Well I am here to tell you that people like that will loose everything eventually anyway.

      • Anonymous on December 15, 2016 at 10:03 am


  3. Tell You What on December 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    The state is trying really hard to polish the turd that is PG County but its already tainted. A fight already broke out there, and am I surprised? Not a bit.

  4. Anonymous on December 9, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    I wonder if he witnessed the fight. That place will be a dump in less than a year.

    • Tell You What on December 11, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      Then it will fit right in with the rest of PG

  5. Pat Bowers on December 12, 2016 at 9:06 am

    maybe Baltimore County and City school can install AC and Heat in their school buildings. Dumb democrats.