NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (CBSDC) — MGM Resorts made it official Thursday, submitting a bid to build a casino and resort in Prince George’s County.

MGM National Harbor President and COO Lorenzo Creighton made the announcement in National Harbor, and came ready with a proposal contained inside 13 boxes for the Maryland Lottery Commission to review.

If built, the resort would join the ranks of the company’s iconic destinations, including the Bellagio, the MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. It would include a luxury hotel, fine dining, a spa and, of course, a casino.

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The Maryland gambling expansion bill was signed into law by Governor O’Malley in August, after a long, exhaustive special session. Voters approved the legislation in the November election.

While MGM is not alone in the bidding process, Crayton says he’s confident his company will win the project. If it does, the casino could open as soon as summer 2016.

WNEW’s Karen Adams contributed to this report. Follow her and WNEW on Twitter.


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