If Question 7 is approved, MGM Grand will build a Las Vegas style casino at the National Harbor. This property will not only have a casino, but it will also be a destination for entertainment and gourmet food. The construction of the complex will provide many needed construction jobs in Maryland and the casino, restaurants, hotel, and theaters will bring countless jobs to the area for years.
Penn National Gaming, Inc. has spent tens of millions to influence the voters to vote no for Question 7. There have been countless advertisements on television. They have a Facebook page and a website to convince the Maryland voters how horrible this casino would be for Maryland. Their argument against the casino includes there is no guarantee that the money promised for school funding would increase, and that there is no guarantee Maryland residents would get the jobs at the casino, either for the construction, or the operations.
The fact is Penn National, Inc., are the owners of many casinos and racetracks, including the Hollywood Casino in Perryvile, the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, W. Va., Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, Pa., and Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland.