MGM National Harbor Debuts Outdoor Gaming

MGM National Harbor last week opened a new experience for gamblers, outdoors on what the property described as an al fresco “gaming terrace.” The terrace includes popular slot games and cocktail service.

On April 21, MGM National Harbor, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., debuted an outdoor gaming terrace where guests can play slot games. According to a news release, patrons will enjoy “panoramic views of Northern Virginia” in a “one-of-a-kind venue.”

“We are excited to open one of the country’s most unique gaming settings,” said Alex Alvarado, vice president of casino operations. “Our guests will love the ability to take their casino experience outside where they can enjoy a cocktail and fabulous views of the region.”

The terrace features cocktail service from the casino floor and will include a selection of popular games such as Dancing Drums, Buffalos and 88 Fortunes.

MGM National Harbor’s main 125,000-square-foot casino floor features more than 120 table games, 3,300 premium slot machines, a luxury high-limit gaming room and a recently expanded Baccarat Pit. Its second-level poker room has 46 tables including 10 exclusive high-limit games. The Race Book is a 24-screen off-track betting lounge created in partnership with the Maryland Jockey Club. The 1,500-square-foot simulcast facility features 21 carrels for guests.

Smoking is permitted on the outdoor gaming terrace.