lilredrooster
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November 19th, 2016 at 2:36:04 AM permalink
140 gaming tables. 1.4 billion dollar project. That puts the # of casinos in MD at 7 with another 2 fairly close by in Delaware and West Virginia. Unfortunately, traffic in Maryland is a bitch with gridlock potential at any time and the only time you can be reasonably assured of making good time is in the early a.m. 1a.m. to 5a.m.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/mgm-wraps-up-hiring-puts-final-touches-at-14-billion-resort/2016/11/17/a95715c2-ac0b-11e6-a31b-4b6397e625d0_story.html
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November 19th, 2016 at 12:28:43 PM permalink
I got an email offering non-weekend comped rooms, which is funny since my listed address is 15 minutes away.

I can't access their website with ublock origin. Get it together, MGM.
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November 19th, 2016 at 3:03:47 PM permalink
My apartment in Alexandria was about 3 miles from this place. The bridge across the Potomac gridlock ed almost daily. I think it will be miserable for people to get there from nearly anywhere in DC , but enough so, that they won't want to leave, so maybe that's a plus.

Just bizarre, thinking of them having a.casino so close. It was 3 1/2 hours to AC, the only option, 10-12 years ago. Now this, MD Live, Baltimore, Philly, growing in Delaware. Amazing.
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lilredrooster
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November 19th, 2016 at 3:52:06 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

My apartment in Alexandria was about 3 miles from this place. The bridge across the Potomac gridlock ed almost daily. I think it will be miserable for people to get there from nearly anywhere in DC , but enough so, that they won't want to leave, so maybe that's a plus.

Just bizarre, thinking of them having a.casino so close. It was 3 1/2 hours to AC, the only option, 10-12 years ago. Now this, MD Live, Baltimore, Philly, growing in Delaware. Amazing.





It's pretty amazing to me that Virginia has resisted the lure of casino gambling. There citizens heading north with their dollars must hurt pretty bad. I'm a gambler so it may sound strange, but I have to admit that I respect them for that. When everybody else said "jump" they didn't say "how high."
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ahiromu
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November 19th, 2016 at 4:18:03 PM permalink
Building a casino anywhere in Northern VA would be extremely difficult I'd imagine. I agree though, would be a good repurposing of some dead malls.
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November 20th, 2016 at 8:42:23 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

It's pretty amazing to me that Virginia has resisted the lure of casino gambling. There citizens heading north with their dollars must hurt pretty bad. I'm a gambler so it may sound strange, but I have to admit that I respect them for that. When everybody else said "jump" they didn't say "how high."



They still have that death grip on alcohol though!
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November 20th, 2016 at 8:44:36 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

My apartment in Alexandria was about 3 miles from this place. The bridge across the Potomac gridlock ed almost daily. I think it will be miserable for people to get there from nearly anywhere in DC , but enough so, that they won't want to leave, so maybe that's a plus.

Just bizarre, thinking of them having a.casino so close. It was 3 1/2 hours to AC, the only option, 10-12 years ago. Now this, MD Live, Baltimore, Philly, growing in Delaware. Amazing.



They already have the town-center type deal right next door to the casino. While not exactly easy to access, it isn't absolutely terrible (considering the normal situation in that area.) Then again, the traffic the casino generates is going to be absolute hell.
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November 22nd, 2016 at 7:11:56 AM permalink
The East Coast is already over-saturated in most places (ask AC). And then they keep throwing more and more projects.

Good tax revenue for the states that approve it, but there is a lot of money being wasted here.
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November 22nd, 2016 at 7:04:05 PM permalink
Quote: CashCow1

The East Coast is already over-saturated in most places (ask AC). And then they keep throwing more and more projects.

Good tax revenue for the states that approve it, but there is a lot of money being wasted here.



I respectfully disagree with your position. I do agree that AC is/was over-saturated, but that market is in a period of correction. I disagree with, 'Most places,' there are casinos being built in demand areas that do, in fact, take away from what may have been the AC weekend/Summer visitor market, however, they cater to a demand that also didn't exist for AC which is the convenience gambler, or the local to certain areas.

For proof of this, you need only look to the revenues. If you add all of the casinos in what I suspect you are referring to as, 'East Coast,' together, the sum of those casinos is more than AC lost prior to the addition of those casinos. In other words, casinos have gone where the market is while pulling would-be market share out of the ONLY market that is/was over saturated, Atlantic City.
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November 30th, 2016 at 2:25:20 PM permalink
Quote: CashCow1

The East Coast is already over-saturated in most places (ask AC). And then they keep throwing more and more projects.

Good tax revenue for the states that approve it, but there is a lot of money being wasted here.


I live in Montgomery County, population about 1 million. With MGM opening, there are 4 casinos that are all about equal distance from me, about 45 minutes. I wouldn't call that over saturation. Now as to whether more casino's is a good thing, that's subject to opinion. In Maryland we were sold a a sob story. Oh we're going to have casino's and the money is going to education. Well you know if it's for the children, then we must. So all the state did was fund education with the gambling money and cut that amount from the regular budget. The problem is they did not cut taxes in other areas to make up for it. So Maryland now has some of the highest income taxes, sales taxes, and now sin taxes. The politicians can never get enough.
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