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The slots, roulette wheels and card tables wouldn’t actually be right there in the Nation’s Capital city. According to the promoters who want to bring gambling to the area, they’d be just across the Potomac River at the National Harbor in Maryland, near the Baltimore/Washington International Airport.

MGM Resorts International, with hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, Asia and other parts of the world, is bidding to open a posh community that will include hotels, casinos, office buildings, shops, restaurants and other upscale businesses in that very upscale and busy area.

If approved by the appropriate authorities, promoters predict the new enterprise will affect the local economy in many positive ways, including creating thousands of new jobs. When completed, it will attract tourists, residents and, of course, politicians who already gamble with our tax dollars every day. Sorry, we just had to get in that last dig!

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