Statement from County Council Chair Mel Franklin

For Immediate Release: 12/20/2013 9:35 PM

Contact: Karen D. Campbell, 301.952.5182,

Selection of MGM Resorts International for Prince George’s County Gaming License by the Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission

The Prince George's County Council wishes to thank Chairman Donald C. Fry and the Maryland Video Lottery Location Commission for the thorough, transparent, and balanced process conducted in the selection of Maryland’s Sixth Gaming License recipient, MGM Resorts International.  

We look forward to working with MGM to ensure that this new facility is a high-end destination resort that attracts visitors from around the world to Prince George’s County; expands local prosperity for our County’s small and minority business community; and enhances employment opportunities and infrastructure for County residents.


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