2019 Maryland Code
Criminal Law
Title 12 - Gaming -- Statewide Provisions
Subtitle 1 - General Provisions
§ 12-107. Pari-mutuel betting

    (a)    (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)    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)    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.

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