I’m curious how many from PoPville have been:
Also, if you see fireworks at 10:30pm tonight – this is why.
From a press release:
“Since officially opening its doors one year ago, MGM National Harbor, the Capital Region’s first fully integrated resort experience, has engaged millions of guests from across the globe while delivering on the promise of significant contributions to Prince George’s County.
The anniversary caps off a year of remarkable accomplishments for MGM National Harbor:
Contributed more than $170 million (as of November 30), becoming the largest contributor to Maryland’s Education Trust Fund
Contributed a higher dollar amount to the State of Maryland than any other gaming facility, becoming the highest contributor of tax revenue in the State of Maryland
Contributed more than $17 million in local impact grants since opening (as of November 30, 2017, in accordance with Maryland law)
Created new career opportunities for 3,700 employees, nearly 50 percent of whom are Prince George’s County residents; contributed more than 5,000 cumulative volunteer hours to date in 2017
Provided over $1 million in philanthropic contributions to institutions including Prince George’s County Community College, Bowie State University, University of Maryland College Park and the Community Foundation of Prince George’s County
Established the MGM National Harbor Endowed Veterans Scholarship to provide educational support for veteran students at the University of Maryland and awarded the first recipient, a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran who served deployments to Iraq and Haiti
Consistently demonstrated its commitment to supporting women-owned and minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs) in Maryland: paid more than $367.9 million to MBE-certified companies, awarded construction contracts to 170 MBEs, and paid more than $158.4 million to Prince George’s County Minority Business Enterprises (CMBEs)
Invested approximately $6 million in improvements to the former Thomas Addison School in Prince George’s County, where it will be available for community use in 2018
Hosted approximately 6 million guests, more people than the population of Singapore
Produced 50 sold-out shows in the Theater at MGM National Harbor
Performed 62,000 hotel check-ins, reaching full capacity on more than 240 nights since opening
Dealt more than 6 million cards and rolled the dice 14,000 times
Thrilled players with more than 50,000 jackpots paying out over $130 million in winnings
Poured more than 76,000 glasses of sparkling wine and champagne
“As I reflect on the past year at MGM National Harbor, there’s a lot to be proud of,” said Anton Nikodemus, Chief Operating Officer for Regional Operation of MGM Resorts International. “We aimed high when we developed the concept for this resort – we wanted to introduce something that didn’t exist in the region. Based on the 6 million guests who’ve visited MGM National Harbor – whether for dining, nightlife, spa, concerts or even art – I feel confident that we’ve delivered. But most of all, I’m proud of the relationship we have built with the community and the 3,700 employees who breathe life into this resort each day.”
The star-studded inaugural year also brought incredible celebrity guests to MGM National Harbor. From high-end retail outlets like SJP, Sarah Jessica Parker’s shoe boutique, to sold-out theater performances by iconic stars like Cher, Bruno Mars, Sting and Chris Rock, the luxury destination outperformed every expectation becoming a must-see attraction in a region known for its incredible sights and experiences.
The resort elevated the Potomac dining experience, garnering rave reviews for Voltaggio Brothers Steak House, the first culinary partnership of Maryland natives Michael and Bryan Voltaggio; and Fish, a seafood concept from the award-winning José Andrés. MGM National Harbor diners quickly discovered exquisite twists on modern dishes.
To celebrate the resort’s first anniversary, MGM National Harbor will host live entertainment throughout the property on Friday, December 8, beginning at 6 p.m., culminating in a fireworks display that can be seen from the Potomac Plaza at 10:30 p.m.”