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    Poker at the OC?

    I'm going to be visiting OC for like the 20th time (I'm 20 and we've gone just about every year :P )

    I've never really been big in poker but recently I've taken it up playing online and live games (Texas Hold'em) and I'm wondering if anyone knows of any spots, bars or clubs where they have regular games? maybe tournaments or regular ring games?

    Thanks,

    Alex

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    No... but I did read where the cops busted up a few weekly (high-stakes) poker games a few months back so I don't know if there would be too many places openly playing poker for money if that's what you're looking for.


    From Pokerlistings.com This was in the local news back when it happened.

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    One more feather in the Police Caps as they bust another gambling racket.
    3:41 AM, Thursday, March 10, 2005 by PokerListings.com

    Sheriffs,detectives and Ocean Pines police busted another illegal gambling racket in Ocean City

    Illegal gambling has always been a major source of worry for the police. Well, their hard work paid off, when sheriffs, county detectives and Ocean Pines police made use of a search and seizure warrant to enter a store in the Village Square Shopping Center in Ocean Pines on Friday and they arrested the proprietor, Steven Foss, of a suspected illegal gambling operation and prosecutors say charges may be pending for 15 others who were present when a poker tournament was raided.

    The cops got hold of 15 people playing poker, heaps of poker chips, cards, and round about $3000 cash.

    Foss, the only person arrested during the raid, was leasing the store in question, in the outdoor mall that sits near the southern entrance to Ocean Pines, he was charged with betting and using a premise for gambling. The two counts against him carry a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment and $1,500 in fines.

    Joel Todd, Worcester state's attorney is ready with charges against the 15 accused this week, and after accurate reviewing of the application by the district commissioner, they would be identified.

    Foss was untraceable for comment as all calls to a directory listing for him were unanswered till Monday.

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    poker is illegal in the states without a gambling license?

    im from canada, didnt know this heh

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    Yeah- technically, unless it's for charity, it's illegal almost everywhere except in places like Vegas and AC- but I think gambling laws are some of the biggest types of BS there is- The government will allow all kinds of state lotterys to run (since they get a piece of the action), but they won't allow people to play poker for money...

    Mostly b/c they can't tax/trace the winnings I would guess.

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    , it's illegal almost everywhere except in places like Vegas and

    Some 48 U.S. states (except Hawaii and Utah) have some form of legal gambling. Casino gambling was legalized in Nevada in 1931 and the state did not experience any competition until 1976 when New Jersey legalized gambling. The swift spread of casinos started in the late 1980s and early 1990s when a number of states including Iowa, Illinois, Colorado, Connecticut and Indiana, began legislative initiatives to allow commercial and/or tribal casinos to open. Between 1989 and 1998 nine states legalized casino gambling. In 2004, casino gambling (including commercial casinos, tribal casinos, racetrack casinos and card rooms) was legal in 34 states and around 200 counties

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    Maryland Law governing gambling

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    § 12-102. Betting, wagering, gambling, etc.

    (a) Prohibited.- A person may not:
    (1) bet, wager, or gamble;

    (2) make or sell a book or pool on the result of a race, contest, or contingency;
    (3) establish, keep, rent, use, or occupy, or knowingly allow to be established, kept, rented, used, or occupied, all or a part of a building, vessel, or place, on land or water, within the State, for the purpose of:
    (i) betting, wagering, or gambling; or
    (ii) making, selling, or buying books or pools on the result of a race, contest, or contingency; or
    (4) receive, become the depository of, record, register, or forward, or propose, agree, or pretend to forward, money or any other thing or consideration of value, to be bet, wagered, or gambled on the result of a race, contest, or contingency.

    (b) Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment for not less than 6 months and not exceeding 1 year or a fine of not less than $200 and not exceeding $1,000 or both.

    § 12-103. Playing certain games.

    (a) Prohibited.- For money or any other thing or consideration of value, a person may not play:
    (1) the game called "thimbles";
    (2) the game called "little joker";
    (3) dice or the game commonly called "craps"; or
    (4) any other gaming device or fraudulent trick.

    (b) Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment for not less than 6 months and not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding $100 or both.

    § 12-104. Gaming device, or building, vessel, or place for gambling.

    (a) Prohibited.- A person may not:
    (1) keep a gaming device, or all or a part of a building, vessel, or place, on land or water within the State for the purpose of gambling;
    (2) own, rent, or occupy all or a part of a building, vessel, or place and knowingly allow a gaming device to be kept in the building, vessel, or place;
    (3) lease or rent all or a part of a building, vessel, or place to be used for the purpose of gambling;
    (4) deal at a gaming device or in a building, vessel, or place for gambling;
    (5) manage a gaming device or a building, vessel, or place for gambling; or
    (6) have an interest in a gaming device or the profits of a gaming device.

    (b) Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment for not less than 6 months and not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $500 or both.

    § 12-105. Gambling on vessel or building or other structure on or over water within the State.

    (a) Construction of section.- This section:
    (1) applies notwithstanding the issuance of a license or permit through or by a county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision of the State; and
    (2) does not authorize an act that is otherwise prohibited by law.

    (b) Prohibited - Gaming device on or over waters of the State.- A person may not bet, wager, or gamble or keep, conduct, maintain, or operate a gaming device on:
    (1) a vessel or a part of a vessel on water within the State, except as provided in § 6-209 of the Transportation Article; or
    (2) all or a part of a building or other structure that is built on or over water within the State, if the building or other structure cannot be entered from the shore of the State by a person on foot.

    (c) Same - Keeping vessel or structure for gaming device.- To conduct, maintain, or operate a gaming device, a person may not establish, keep, rent, use, or occupy, or knowingly allow to be established, kept, rented, used, or occupied:
    (1) a vessel on water within the State; or
    (2) a building or other structure that is built on or over water within the State, if the building or other structure cannot be entered from the shore of the State by a person on foot.

    (d) Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine of not less than $200 and not exceeding $1,000 or both for each violation.

    § 12-106. Raffles.

    (a) Charitable organization.-
    (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subtitle, Subtitle 2 of this title, or Title 13 of this article and except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a bona fide charitable organization in this State may conduct a raffle for the exclusive benefit of the charitable organization if the prize awarded is real property:
    (i) to which the charitable organization holds title; or
    (ii) for which the charitable organization has the ability to convey title.
    (2) A charitable organization may not conduct more than two raffles of real property in a calendar year.
    (3) The Secretary of State may adopt regulations governing a raffle of real property by a charitable organization under this subsection.

    (b) Political committee or candidate for public office.-
    (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this article and except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a political committee or candidate for public office may conduct a raffle if the prizes awarded are money or merchandise.
    (2) (i) The cost of a raffle ticket under this subsection may not exceed $5.
    (ii) An individual may not purchase more than $50 worth of tickets.
    (3) This subsection does not relieve a political committee or candidate from the reporting and record keeping requirements under the Election Law Article.

    § 12-107. Pari-mutuel betting.

    (a) Construction of section.-
    (1) The prohibition in subsection (b) of this section applies notwithstanding a license or permit granted through or by a county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision of this State.
    (2) This section does not apply to:
    (i) pari-mutuel betting conducted under the Maryland Horse Racing Act;
    (ii) bingo, carnivals, raffles, bazaars, or similar games of entertainment; or
    (iii) mechanical or electrical devices, commonly known as slot machines, that are authorized in the State and that require the insertion of a coin or token.

    (b) Prohibited.- A person may not conduct or operate with pari-mutuel betting, or with any similar form of betting, wagering, or gambling:
    (1) the game, contest, or event commonly known as "jai alai"; or
    (2) any other game, contest, or event.

    (c) Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine of not less than $200 and not exceeding $1,000 for each violation.

    ....

    § 12-110. Recovery of gambling loss.

    (a) In general.- A person who loses money at a gaming device that is prohibited by this subtitle, Subtitle 2 of this title, or Title 13 of this article:
    (1) may recover the money as if it were a common debt; and
    (2) is a competent witness to prove the loss.

    (b) Limitation.- Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, a person may not recover money or any other thing that the person won by betting at a gaming device prohibited by this subtitle, Subtitle 2 of this title, or Title 13 of this article.

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    Mal formed information

    Hey Wolf:

    Perhaps the majority of people on this type of travel sight would like reliable information.

    Not the make believe notions from your mal formed opinion.

    I quote:

    "Yeah- technically, unless it's for charity, it's illegal almost everywhere except in places like Vegas and AC- but I think gambling laws are some of the biggest types of BS there is- The government will allow all kinds of state lotterys to run (since they get a piece of the action), but they won't allow people to play poker for money...

    Mostly b/c they can't tax/trace the winnings I would guess"

    Where did you get this informative news from.
    What source did you use? Just the vast knowledge you have a
    stored in your head?


    Gambling laws are not the only BS.


    Guess you were in fact right gambling is legal in Nevada and New Jersey you just missed 32 other states.

    Perhaps you should check YOUR facts or opinions before you post something this mal formed.

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