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The D.C. area's newest attraction could soon come with liquor.
Days after a Prince George's County lawmaker introduced a bill to exempt amusement parks from paying the county's increased minimum wage, developers announced plans to build a 175-foot Ferris wheel on the Potomac River's edge at National Harbor.
Prince George’s County averted a crisis when it was announced Wednesday that water would not be shut off for as many as 200,000 residents, leaving businesses, restaurants and hotels scrambling to reopen after preparing for multiday closures.
With casino approvals expanding down the East Coast into the mid-Atlantic, two jurisdictions remain resistant to their financial allure — the District and Virginia — and that's not likely to change anytime soon.
Not many homeowners can boast about being able to kayak to Old Town Alexandria or ride bikes to National Harbor from their homes. But residents of a five-bedroom, four-bath Colonial in Fort Washington's Waterside community can do this and much more in a spacious home that features views of the Potomac River.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III was decidedly cool about the prospect of gambling in Maryland back when he was a state delegate, but he warmed up to the idea in February as a county-commissioned study picked National Harbor as an ideal spot for a casino.
With a developer in place for a proposed Prince George's County casino and a new study supporting the viability of expanded gambling in Maryland, there appears to be a growing consensus as to how lawmakers will seek to legalize table games and add a sixth casino in the state.
MGM Resorts International struck an agreement on Friday to build a casino destination at the National Harbor waterfront complex near the nation's capital, if lawmakers end up allowing the casino and table games like blackjack while also cutting the state's high tax on gambling proceeds.
The owner of the state's largest casino says building a new gambling hall in Prince George's County would stack the deck against his facility.