Video Lottery Facility Location Commission to Conduct Site Visit and Public Hearing on Prince George’s County Casino Proposals in October
Maryland’s Video Lottery Facility Location Commission (VLFLC) will conduct site visits and hold public comment sessions for Prince George’s slots facility operation license proposals, the Commission announced today. Each applicant will present on one of three days – October 21, 23, or 25.
In response to a February 2013 Request for Proposals (RFP), three applicants submitted proposals to operate the sixth, and final, casino due to open in Maryland. Applicants are required to make individual oral presentations before a license is awarded. “The purpose of each of the site visits and public hearings is for the Commissioners to view the proposed location, observe the surrounding community, get a sense of the size and scope of the proposed facilities, to hear directly from the applicants, and to listen to the public support and public concerns about the proposed project” said Commission Chairman Donald C. Fry.
Penn National Gaming (Rosecroft) will present on Monday, October 21, Greenwood Racing (Parx) on Wednesday, October 23 and MGM on Friday, October 25. On each of the three days, the Commission’s schedule will be as follows:
- 2:00 p.m.: Tour of the proposed facility location
- 3:30 p.m.: Applicant presentation to Commission
- 6:00 p.m.: Public hearing (including brief public presentation by applicant)
The applicant presentation and public hearing will be held at Friendly High School, located at 10000 Allentown Road in Fort Washington, MD. Individuals interested in speaking to the Commission are encouraged to sign up to testify before the hearing. Witness sign-up sheets will also be available at the hearing location by 4:30 p.m. the day of the hearing. Additional guidelines for public testimony is available here.
In November 2008, the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission was established by the Maryland General Assembly with the mission of conducting a competitive bidding process to award up to six licenses to operate a video lottery facility in Maryland. The Video Lottery Location Commission has awarded licenses in five locations in the State of Maryland; four of those gaming facilities are in operation. The fifth facility, located in Baltimore City, is under construction and slated to open in 2014.