County Panel to Vote on Casino Next Week

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — A panel of Prince George’s County officials will vote next week on the site plan for a casino at National Harbor.

The county’s district council met Monday to hear from opponents and supporters.

About one-third of the council’s members were absent, so the vote has been scheduled for next Monday in Upper Marlboro.

Supporters say the casino near the nation’s capital will be a big economic benefit to Maryland and the county. But opponents say it will create traffic problems and other headaches.

The MGM casino could open in July of 2016 if it receives the approval required from local officials. It would be Maryland’s sixth casino.

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