Shop Owners and Gambling Experts Weigh In on Potential Effects of National Harbor Casino

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Courtesy Citybizlist – Potomac Gourmet Market sits just a block away from MGM Resorts International’s new visitor center at National Harbor.

It is one of dozens of local businesses that may be affected by the outcome of Question 7, the Maryland ballot item that could decide whether MGM will be allowed to build a casino at the Prince George’s County site. The visitor center opened in September as part of MGM’s campaign to win approval for a destination casino.

Potomac Gourmet Market Manager Leonard Knight is confident the addition of a casino to National Harbor would bring business to his store.

“There’s a lot of people who don’t come to National Harbor because there’s not a destination,” Knight said. With the addition of a casino, “they’ll come from Virginia, some parts of Washington, D.C., and create more foot traffic.”

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