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Prince George's County casino bidder buys land in Fort Washington

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One of the companies vying to build and operate a casino and resort in Prince George's County has purchased 22 acres of land in Fort Washington, the Washington Business Journal reports.

Proposed Fort Washington casino site

Pennsylvania-based Greenwood Racing spent $1.2 million for the 22-acre plot on Kaydot Road near Indian Head Highway, the Journal says. The land is located about five miles south of National Harbor.

Greenwood wants to build a casino with nearly 5,000 slot machines and 170 table games on the land, but it's still no guarantee that they'll be granted the county's only gaming license.

Competing bids are also being pursued at National Harbor and at nearby Rosecroft Raceway. In May, MGM submitted a massive bid to develop a resort and casino at National Harbor.

MGM officials say that they'd bring 8,400 permanent jobs to the county if it were allowed to build an $800-million hotel and gambling complex.

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