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MGM officials: Casino construction is on track for anticipated 2016 opening

March 1
Last week’s frigid conditions didn’t stop about 100 workers from drilling on icy ground, removing dirt and pouring concrete on what will be the first of seven parking levels of Maryland’s newest gaming resort.

Seven months after obtaining building permits, MGM Resorts International says it is on track for next year’s opening of the $1.2 billion casino at National Harbor that will feature 3,600 slot machines and 140 gambling tables. Crews on the 23-acre site overlooking the Potomac River are nearly done with the foundation.

“Obviously, weather and minor issues can slow you down a little but, overall, the progress has been phenomenal,” Lorenzo Creighton, MGM National Harbor president and chief executive, said in an interview last week. “The exciting part is when we actually see it come out of the ground.”

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