NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (December 8, 2016) – MGM National Harbor has set the new standard for gaming as the highly anticipated property opened Thursday, Dec. 8. With more than 125,000 square feet of vibrant gaming space, MGM National Harbor will quickly become the region’s most advanced, high-tech industry leader.

Boasting more than 125 table games including blackjack, roulette and craps, a 39-table Poker Room, 25 variations of carnival games such as 3-card Poker and Let it Ride, and more than 3,300 slot machines, MGM National Harbor has something for everyone. New table game side bets and progressive jackpots offer players the chance to win big. VIP guests looking to enhance their experience can enjoy an  upscale gaming parlor featuring elevators and semi-private salons. 
On the casino floor, server-based gaming holds court with revolving themes and content that provides a more immersive and personalized experience. MGM National Harbor has teamed with Scientific Games to showcase, TwinStar J43, the newest addition to the TwinStar™ product line. The J43 possesses a new cabinet design touting a cinematic game-play experience and exclusive content that surely will entertain all players.

Features of the J43 include a 43” J-curve monitor for improved player viewing, 4K monitor resolution for striking graphics, game-synchronized lighting, a USB power port allowing players to charge cell phones, iPads or other devices, and a multi-channel sound package. The Scientific Games collaboration doesn’t end there, as MGM National Harbor is in the final stages of co-designing a custom slot machine highlighting the region’s history. The machine, ‘Majestic Slots – Monumental Winnings,’ is scheduled to be introduced to guests in early 2017.

The Gamescape cabinet is the second Scientific Games product to make its regional debut at MGM National Harbor. Gamescape utilizes three high-definition displays that angle toward the player along with a 40”-curved top screen that surrounds the player, allowing them to be fully immersed in the experience. Additionally, a tablet button panel integrates gameplay to coordinate graphics across multiple displays, resulting in five unique screens that combine to create an expanded platform for stunning graphics and seamless motion. An integrated sound bar rounds out the sensory experience by delivering booming, 3D stereo sound, eliminating the need for a sound chair.

A new-to-market machine making its presence known on the floor is the Australian-made A600 by Ainsworth. The sleek, innovative slot cabinet comes equipped with an LCD touchscreen button deck, a dynamic lighting package to illuminate the machines’ screens and banks, and extensive new graphics capabilities including, animations and improved reel features.

The Poker Room at MGM National Harbor rounds out the casino’s innovative gaming experience.  The interactive setting allows players to enjoy a variety of games while in a fun, full-service and smoke-free environment. Adding to the atmosphere are high-tech features including an impressive overhead music system, more than 40 HDTV monitors and a modern video wall for viewing sporting events or other programming.

MGM National Harbor will undoubtedly be the leader in the region. Under one roof, guests enjoy first-rate dining, A-list entertainment, unparalleled luxury and of course, a top-of-the-line casino.

For additional information and renderings, visit MGM National Harbor’s Online Newsroom.
About MGM National Harbor 
The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) portfolio, MGM National Harbor has an unrivaled setting offering stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion LEED® Gold Certified resort, which opened December 8, 2016, sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort features premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 50,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national and international chefs. For more information and reservations, visit
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls and holds a 76 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 56 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (HK: 2282), which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. MGM Resorts is named among FORTUNE® Magazine’s 2016 list of World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at
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