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MGM to open Las Vegas-style gambling resort near Washington, D.C.

MGM to open Las Vegas-style gambling resort near Washington, D.C.

Is Washington, D.C., ready for a Las Vegas-style casino resort just outside its famed beltway? MGM Resorts hopes so. The $1.4-billion MGM National Harbor stands to bring some Vegas glam to the East Coast when it opens Thursday.

Doors open 11 p.m. Thursday, but  the hotel won’t be welcoming guests until Saturday.

MGM National Harbor is on the Potomac River in Oxon Hill, Md., south of the capital and not far from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, which links Virginia and Maryland.

It already houses a retail shopping area with outlet...

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