Maryland gets 6th casino

Casino giant looking to build the state's sixth casino

Expansion legislation has been signed to approve a sixth casino for Maryland

Residents of Maryland and the surrounding areas - as well as Canadians who like to take the odd trip south of the border to hit up US casinos from time to time - may be excited by the possibility of MGM building a sixth casino in the state.

According to reports, Maryland's legislature has approved a gambling expansion bill which grants tax breaks to the state's five existing casinos, as well as allowing the construction of a new gambling palace in Prince George's County.

And MGM is expected to push hard for the rights to build the casino as part of a project that it is thought would cost around $750 million, although it is likely that it will face opposition from rival organisations, such as the Penn National Gaming company.

"MGM Resorts wants to be a part of this community. We are fully prepared to compete for that opportunity," said MGM resorts chairman Jim Murren.

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