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Maryland Bill Would Allow Gambling At Home

Discussion in 'CASINO NEWS' started by Mben, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Administrator Staff Member

    ANNAPOLIS — House Advantage: Bill Proposes Decriminalization of Gambling At Home

    Maryland residents may soon be able to legally host poker nights.

    A bill sponsored by Delegate Kirill Reznik, D-Montgomery, would decriminalize games of chance or skill involving bets or wagering that occur in an individual’s home, protecting participants from current potential punishments of imprisonment and up to $1,000 in fines.

    Delegate Marvin Holmes Jr., D-Prince George’s, also proposed a bill that would decriminalize the games in 55 and older communities.

    “What makes a casino a casino is that a cut of the winnings is saved for the house,” Reznik said at the House Ways and Means Committee Thursday. “The laws are so restrictive now that a person’s home is deemed a casino.”

    The bill would only apply to games in which the host would only financially benefit from wins related to playing the game.

    Reznik said that the police he’s spoken to support the bill, and Holmes said the state’s casinos would not lose business.

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  2. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Administrator Staff Member

    No mention of online gambling. The bill only mentions "poker nights".
  3. queenmap

    queenmap WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    I wish they would just give in and allow all of US to do what we like as to gambling. Sad, they are still screwing with the whole gambling decisions.
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