Nearly 2 days after opening its doors to the public, something that sparked joy and relieve to gaming fans, MGM National Harbor does not have enough room for her visitors. On Saturday, the casino attracted massive guests forcing the management to request non-reservation visitors to clear from the venue, in order to give way to those who had done prior arrangements.
This was a rare treat on the visitors but the management maintains there is nothing more they could do to respect the contract between the $1.4 billion casino and their visitors who had booked for the weekend.
Following Thursday’s opening ceremony, more than 50,000 gaming fans including celebrities attended. By noon the following day, the casino had reached its capacity.
Because of this overwhelming number of people, the club warned that even those who had booked risked finding space on the gaming floor if they did not keep time.
Nonetheless, the management did not entirely ask those who did not find a chance to book in advance not to visit the club, but to come back another time.
On their social media, the management said, “Our visitors with dinner and hotel reservations are asked to make it in time… As for those with reservations, we regret that you may make plans to visit our resort another time. We are sorry for any inconvenience.”
MGM National resort is the sixth land-based casino in Maryland. Currently, the resort has 308 rooms, all of which were fully-booked during the opening day. Night prices range between $399 and $599 per room.
Officials in Maryland are optimistic of the economic implications on the region following the response. This is after gaming observers noting that the Northeast has been oversaturated with gaming establishments.
The officials are overly concerned about how other two casinos in the region will fair after what happened on the weekend when visitors were turned away from the club, which clearly shows that many people have shown the fondness for the club. They said that the two clubs, Horseshoe Baltimore and Maryland Live, have recorded drops in their revenue collection from 61% to 54% and 59% to 51% respectively.
Ample Reason To Celebrate
Although stiff compaction is expected, there is also ample reason to rejoice especially for Maryland residents. Already, $2.1 billion has been raised. The money goes to the Education Trust Fund, for the support of pre-K. State officials believe that with the coming of MGM, the kitty is going to increase thus a good reason to celebrate for the residents.
As the club was enjoying a massive number of visitors, others did not enjoy to the full. Charles Caldwell, the County Liquor chair of Prince George was arrested for committing driving malpractice. Mr. Caldwell was apprehended by traffic officers for reckless driving while under the influence.