After a July 14 public meeting, Prince George's County officials have decided to hold a vote on a $925 million casino and resort that would be located close to Washington D.C. The vote would have been held on the same day but was delayed until July 21 due to three of the council's members not being at the meeting.
The plan won support of voters in Maryland in 2012 and the support of the Prince George's county executive. However, those who are opposed to the development say that it would be too bright and would cause traffic issues in an area where traffic is already congested at times. It is said that the board's approval is the last major step that needs to take place before construction begins.