LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: County Shouldn’t Share Casino Jackpot

Patrons head in and out of the MGM National Harbor casino resort on Dec. 11, three days after it opened for business. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)
**FILE** Patrons head in and out of the MGM National Harbor casino resort on Dec. 11, three days after it opened for business. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)

The article in your paper, “MGM Reaches Goals for Hiring, Contracting Minority Businesses,” by William J. Ford was good to read. First, because I didn’t believe that the MGM casino would honor its commitment to the county to hire minority contractors and county residents, and second, I didn’t believe the county would give any of the money it made to education. Well, it seems, according to the article, I was wrong. The article brought up another question I would like to know about and that is why does the MGM casino in Prince George’s County have to share proceeds with the casinos in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties? Did those casinos share with Prince George’s County when we didn’t have a casino? Our schools need all they can get, and if our casino at National Harbor brings in a lot of money, it should stay in our county.

Robert Novak
Bowie, Md.

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