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.