Comparing Prince George’s casino proposals

October 26, 2013
how they compare
Hollywood Casino Resort at Rosecroft Raceway

Cost: $700 million

Non-construction jobs: 1,600*

Casino: 308,000 square feet

Slots: 3,000 machines

Slots-revenue tax rate: 62 percent

Table games: 140, including 40 poker

Hotel rooms: 258, including 18 suites

Parking spaces: 5,100

Restaurants/bars/lounges: 9

Multipurpose events center: 69,000 square feet, with 2,500 seats

Other proposal features: Pledged to distribute 100 percent of profits to the county health-care system, retired teachers and local organizations; casino would connect to decades-old harness-racing track with a new 80,000 square-foot grandstand.

Parx Casino Hotel & Spa

Cost: $761 million

Non-construction jobs: 4,921*

Casino: 175,000 square feet (eventually 247,000)

Slots: 4,750 machines

Slots-revenue tax rate: 67 percent

Table games: 170, including 50 poker

Hotel rooms: 250, including approximately 25 suites

Parking spaces: 5,000

Restaurants/bars/lounges: 7

Theater: 3,000 seats

Other proposal features: Pledged $100 million to fund improvements to Indian Head Highway; project would include a rooftop pool-club/spa/salon.

MGM National Harbor

Cost: $925 million

Non-construction jobs: 4,000*

Casino: 150,000 square feet

Slots: 3,600 machines

Slots-revenue tax rate: 62 percent

Table games: 140 (poker not specified)

Hotel rooms: 300 (suites not specified)

Parking spaces: 5,000

Restaurants/bars/lounges: 7

Theater: 1,200 seats

Other proposal features: Minority investors led by Maryland-based Radio One ($40 million); celebrity restaurateurs include Bryan and Michael Voltaggio (“Top Chef”), Gina and Pat Neely (Food Network) and Andrew Carmellini (multiple James Beard Awards); conservatory, reflecting pool, luxury retail.

*Penn National provided a number for full-time equivalent jobs. Parx and MGM provided a total number of full- and part-time jobs.

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