Washington Post
Date: 2012-02-19
Author: Editorial Board

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Author, Editorial Board
Mentioned, Mike Miller
Mentioned, The Washington Post
THE PROPOSAL to build a $1 billion casino barely a mile south of the District in Prince Georges County a project tantamount to Las Vegas on the Potomac is a grandiose grab for easy money. It is the latest symptom of gaming fever gone wild in Maryland, which, having trumpeted the supposed benefits of slot machine parlors only to discover they were badly hyped, is now flirting with the idea of doubling down with a headlong rush into the casino business. It shouldnt.The mega-casino, which would be located at National Harbor, the flashy new development near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, is the brainchild of Prince Georges County Executive Rushern L. Baker III. Mr. Baker, a year into his term, has done a lot to burnish the image of his county aft...(read more)
... THE PROPOSAL to build a $1 billion casino barely a mile south of the District in Prince Georges County a project tantamount to Las Vegas on the Potomac is a grandiose grab for easy money. It is the latest symptom of gaming fever gone wild in Maryla ...


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