Maryland Poker

The poker laws are harsh, the live poker scene is non-existent, and it does not seem to be getting any better.  Online poker and home games are your only options, although both are probably considered illegal in Maryland.

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Maryland Gambling Laws

The gambling laws are fairly tough in the state of Maryland.  If someone places a bet, wager or gamble they will be guilty of a misdemeanor.  You can get 6 - 12 months in jail and/or a $200 - $1000 fine if convicted.  Also, there is nothing in the statue and code that says home games or online poker is allowed.

Where to play live poker in Maryland

If you are planning of playing live poker in Maryland, then you have to set up your own home poker game.  There are no licensed poker rooms in the entire state.  You will have to travel out of state to find a licensed poker room.

Poker sites accepting players from Maryland

Maryland is the absolute worse state to live in when it comes to online poker.  No state will have fewer options than Maryland.  There is basically only one poker network to play in, which is the Chico Network.  The Chico Network is the third largest poker network that accepts Americans.  Your best option is either or, both of which are operated by the same ownership group.  You should play nowhere else, the remaining poker rooms that accept players from Maryland can barely fill out a poker table.