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.

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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.

  • Margo

    Rosecroft makes the most sense as it would be the least disruptive for commuters.

  • Stephanie Steinberg

    And it will be smoke free!!!!
    The employees are thrilled!!! No breathing 8 hours of cigarette smoke all day, every day like at their other casinos!

  • Michael

    MGM is the best option hands down.

  • RODNEY

    RODNEY (A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OWNER ) i personally think MGM WOULD BE GREAT AT THE NATIONAL HARBOR MORE JOBS ,MORE ATTRACTION,MORE MONEY FOR PG COUNTY AND SCHOOLS ,ITS JUST A WIN WIN TO ME . MARYLANDER GO TO OTHER CASINOS AND FINE DINING OUTSIDE MARYLAND KEEP THAT MONEY IN MARYLAND ,THATS SMART BUSINESS

  • Sheila E

    IF the winning presenter is MGM Grand at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland will they preserve the ADDISON Family Cemetery on the event plateau? This is part of the early ADDISON Family in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The Addison’s gave the name Oxon Hill to this land about 1695. Recognition of the history is important to maintain integrity and respect to the neighbors of the area.
    Thank you for the opportunity to express my thoughts in this forum, as I live within the National Harbor community.

  • Derek

    The addition of the MGM grand to the national harbor will be a major win for the people of prince George’s county. It will help bring and keep revenue into the county. It will provide ft washington and Oxon hill with many fine dining and other entertainment options. I vote for the MGM grand at the plateau

  • Derek

    The addition of the MGM grand to the national will be a major win for the people of prince George’s county. It will help bring and keep revenue into the county. It will provide ft washington and Oxon hill with many fine dining and other entertainment options. I vote for the MGM grand at the plateau

  • Kirstin Fuller

    If MGM Grand is awarded the winning contract to build a world class, Las Vegas themed resort to Maryland it would cement National Harbor as a true ‘destination’ for travelers. This would in turn bring much needed jobs to the area, and revenue. Just think about the excitement, the exposure and the revenue from one of Floyd Mayweather’s championship fights if it were held right here in Maryland at the MGM National Harbor.

  • Jackie Vincent

    Michael –
    Yes. We will post the responses to the Commission’s questions. Additionally, all of the power points will be posted and a link to the video recordings from the 3:30 presentations and the 6pm Public forums.
    Jackie Vincent, Staff to Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission