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See the Progress So Far on National Harbor's Upcoming Casino

Officials at MGM National Harbor aren't keeping the cards too close to their chest on just how much progress they're making on Prince George's County's upcoming casino. Recently, the casino celebrated it's 1,000th hire to the construction workforce with a ceremony visited by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. At the ceremony, Hogan described the project as "one of the most important economic development projects in Maryland history." With construction well underway, the site has already had soil removed, foundation piles installed, and concrete poured for the lowest level of the parking garage. Now, it's just a matter of waiting for the casino to officially open its doors to the public in the second half of 2016. What to expect from the $1.2 billion project includes 3,303 video lottery terminals, 160 tables, and a 3,000-seat theater. The development also includes a 23-story, 308-room hotel tower, a 26,582-square-foot spa and salon, and 18,259-square-feet of retail space. Other highlights include a 4,646-space, six-story parking garage, 27,431-square-foot conference space, and 12 restaurants. MGM National Harbor predicts 3,600 permanent jobs by the end of the project. Below, you'll find the renderings for the project as well as photos of the construction progress made so far.

· MGM National Harbor touts its progress, what's to come (Video) [Washington Business Journal]
· MGM casino to open in second half of 2016 [Baltimore Sun]