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At MGM Resort, Bomb-Sniffing Dogs and Thousands of Cameras Look for Trouble

Across the length of five city blocks on the banks of the Potomac River, bomb-sniffing dogs pad through crowds with their handlers. Uniformed security scan for signs of trouble. And more than 2,300 surveillance cameras, mounted on high, swivel and zoom, capturing round-the-clock the movements of the world below.

The scene may suggest the defensive posture of a highly protected government facility or a heavily guarded bank, but it is only a glimpse of the casino-security operation at MGM National Harbor.

The $1.4 billion luxury gambling venue and entertainment resort — touted as a place where revelers can drop $300 on a pair of shoes by Sarah Jessica Parker after striking it big at poker — has a security and surveillance force that rivals those of some small cities.

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