MARYLAND

Penn National would establish neighborhood health care system with casino profits

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(WJLA) - One of the companies bidding for the license to operate Maryland's 6th casino says it'll reinvest hundreds of millions of dollars worth of gaming profits back into the community, the Washington Business Journal reports.

Penn National, the Pennsylvania-based gaming company who wants to build a casino on the grounds of Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George's County, says it'll donate $319 million within the first 15 years of its casino's operation to a number of initiatives.

Those initiatives, according to the Business Journal, include the establishment of a neighborhood health care system affiliated with the Prince George's County Hospital Center. Hundreds of thousands of dollar would also go toward community groups in the county.

MGM, Penn National and and Greenwood Racing are all vying to land the lucrative license to build a casino and resort in Prince George's County, which was approved in November of 2012 by county voters.

In late September, MGM unveiled plans to open an enormous casino and resort complex at National Harbor. Penn National wants to build at Rosecroft, a facility near National Harbor that it already owns.

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