POLL: Do You Support a Casino at National Harbor?
Tell Patch what you think about the proposal for a $1 billion resort casino.
County Executive Rushern L. Baker said last week that he supports a $1 billion resort casino at National Harbor.
His comments came after the County Council said a bill in the General Assembly failed to provide specifics about revenues generated by slots.
Yet, Baker also said he has some concerns.
"I can only support Senate Bill 892 with amendments that will address some of the concerns I have," Baker said in a statement. "When analyzing this bill, I want to ensure that it does not compromise who we are as a County, alter our focus on growing our commercial tax base, or hinder us from providing the level of service and amenities that our citizens deserve."
Baker said some of the benefits of a gaming facility in the county could include bolstering travel and tourism, nearly 5,000 new jobs and revenue to fund education and public safety.
Tell us what you think by voting in the poll below and leave us a comment to let us know where you stand on the issue.