Which Casino Will Open in Prince George’s? (Demo)

A lot of people are still opposed to the gambling expansion, especially people who reside in Fort Washington.  Check out The Gazette article here for some good insight.  I have talked with quite a few people who I thought would be opposed to gambling but are willing to take the casino as long as it brings with it upscale dining and retail shops.  Certainly I want the dining and the retail, I just HATE the thought of casinos and what they do to people.  In the meantime, residents will be allowed to give their yay or nay this month.
exclamation markVideo Lottery Facility Location Commission to Conduct Site Visit and Public Hearing on Prince George’s County Casino Proposals October 21st, 23rd, and 25th.

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 will be available at the Commission’s website.
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.
Vegas Gaming FloorIn 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 25th.  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)
SIGN-UP TO TESTIFY OR SUBMIT A WRITTEN TESTIMONY!!
Residents have until 4:30 p.m. the day of the meeting to sign up at Friendly High School, according to the news release.  Sign-ups are also accepted on the commission’s website.

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