Gambling Laws in Maryland

first_imgFantasy sports is huge this time of year, with NFL, NHL and NBA it is a great time to review the Gambling Laws in Maryland. BettingTop10.com is a great source for gambling laws and history to make sure you are doing everything in a legal fashion. Casino gambling in Maryland has become huge since casino’s were legalized and opened their doors in 2012. Sports betting for the most part is still illegal in Maryland, which has sports fans betting in other places. Most sports fans have to go to nearby Delaware or West Virginia to gamble on sports. With those neighboring states having legalized sports betting I think it is just a matter of time until sports betting is legal in Maryland. Gambling in Maryland has grown greatly the past 10 years with the addition of massive casinos. To gamble in a casino, you need to be 21 and older, all other gambling types you have to be 18 and older.It would be stupid for Maryland not to legalize sports betting. Maryland would be losing too much revenue to Delaware and West Virginia that could go to schools and other necessary programs. It is not just traditional sports like football, hockey, basketball and baseball that are on the rise on the gambling scene. Now E-sports is becoming huge with games like Fortnight even getting coverage on ESPN. Maryland will have to address the new E-sports as a form of sports betting.Gambling revenue has helped raise $2.1 billion dollars for the Maryland Education Trust Fund. Gambling revenue has also helped Maryland grant and other state programs. Gambling has also helped surrounding businesses. The local bars and attractions near the casinos have had huge business growth. I know from experience having bartended at one of the local casino’s for nearly three years how well paying and profitable the jobs are.While other sports may be illegal horse betting is. The Horse Racing Board was founded in 1920 to oversee legal horse betting. Horse racing is legal in Maryland and one of the most popular forms of gambling. The Preakness Stakes which takes place at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore is one of the most popular horse races in the World. The Preakness Stakes has run since 1873 and is second leg of the American thorough racing Triple Crown. The Preakness Stakes has had around 70,000 to 100,000 members. The infield party is one of the most popular events of the year in Maryland with big band coming out to play.Horse racing is popular in Maryland outside the Preakness Stakes. Laurel Race Track has horse racing nearly year-round and is incredibly popular. As a bartender in Laurel I have served and talked to several gamblers that bet on horse racing daily. The Maryland Lottery also has an electronic horse racing game that is popular in dive bars, that is similar to Keno. Horse betting is the only legal form of online gambling in Maryland. The Maryland Jockey Club was founded all the way back in 1743.Fantasy sports is legal to do in Maryland, but you must be 18 years old or older. Right now, here at MSB we have two fantasy sports leagues, a fantasy hockey league which we are doing “for fun” which has no money or gambling involved. The other league is a fantasy football league which does have money involved. I am in the fantasy hockey league not the fantasy football league. Fantasy sports are legal under Federal law after being named a “test of skill” and technically not gambling. a lot of strategy and research goes into fantasy sports. The “daily fantasy sports” are a test of skill, at Maryland Sports Blog none of our leagues are daily, we have one draft a year and most of them are for free.The most recent form of gambling to be legalized was private home card and poker games which was legalized in 2016. Poker and Blackjack are two of the most popular card games in Maryland as shown by the number of tables that local casinos have for those games.Please follow and like us:last_img read more

Pattaya Sports Round up – Friday August 19 – August 25,…

first_imgFridayDFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired.  The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts.  For more information, call 038-425611 ext. DFiT.2:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Bowling at PS Bowl on the top floor of Tops Supermarket at the junction of Central and Second Roads. Contact La at PS after 1:30 p.m.Saturday Pattaya Archery Club meets between 10am and 12 midday every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at our dedicated shooting range within easy reach of Pattaya, near the new railway road.  Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free.  For more information call Eric, the club President , on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattayaarcheryclub.comOcean Marina Yacht Club invites experienced sailors and learners for racing weekends and funsail/training weekends.  The club has 5 star clubhouse facilities and a fleet of 25′ racing yachts available. www.omycsailing.com, phone Kev Scott 087 825 0011.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: [email protected]:00 a.m. – noon & 2 – 6 p.m. (Sat & Sun – Also Monday to Friday) Horseback riding at the Horseshoe Point Riding Academy, the biggest equestrian center in South-East Asia.  Show jumping, hacking, trail, dressage and classical dressage.  Training courses from beginners to advanced riders with English speaking instructors.  Leisure trail riding, group and private classes.  All levels of riders welcome.  Over 100 horses and ponies available.  Located on 1,500 acres of beautiful tropical garden land just outside Pattaya.  Free shuttle service available.  For more information: phone (+66) 3873 – 5050 (ext. 4016-18), fax (+66) 3873 – 4973 or email: [email protected]:30 am. -10:00 am. International Players Academy meets every Sat. morning for Jr. Intermediate level Tennis at Ambassador City Tennis Courts. Visitors are welcome, just bring your tennis racket, ages range from 10-16. For more details call CJ on 086 086 2121Indoor Lawn Bowls Free at Coco Club every Saturday for school or college aged children from 11.00am – 2.00pm, with Male – English and Female Thai tutors.  Parents can sit at the bar and watch.  New champions needed!  Call Sue on 087 135 8357 or pop in to the club at Baan Amphur – signposted behind Phoenix Golf.12:30 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games every Saturday at the soccer stadium right behind the National Indoor Stadium on Chayapreuk 2 Road.  New players always welcome regardless of skill level, experience, age or time away from the game.  For more information and directions see the softball page at the Pattaya Sports Club website www.pattayasports.org or contact Dirk Brijs at [email protected]  or 088-218-8148SundayBadminton players are invited to play 3 mornings a week at Mama Badminton Club on Soi Khao Noi, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 10am-12 noon. For more information, visit www.pattayasports.org/sports/badminton .The Amazing Sunday Golfers are a friendly group of average index who welcome new players.  Each Sunday they have friendly games on different courses with a meeting point at the course.  Contact Philippe at 082 546 0770 or email [email protected] to be updated each week for the upcoming game.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: [email protected]:00 p.m. Pattaya Jungle H3 meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and departure is from the Lek Hotel on 2nd Rd at 3pm.  For more info please call Kai on 01 863 5095.Monday3.15 p.m. Pattaya Hash House Harriers: The club for drinking people with a running problem meets every Monday at 3:15 p.m. in Pattaya Third Road, in front of the Buffalo Bar close to soi Lengkee, and just down the road from the Boxing Roo. We depart at 3:30 p.m. sharp. More info at: www.pattayah3.com.TuesdayChess and Scrabble Club: every Tuesday 12pm – 5pm at Hoek-Van-Holland in Jomtien. Take Thappraya Road to intersection with Beach Road. Dong Tan Police sub-station is right there. Walk back towards Pattaya 10 meters along walking path. Hoek-Van-Holland is on the right, before the parking lot. Bring your own chess set and/or scrabble board. For more information please see website www.hoek-van-holland.com  – Everyone welcome.The Pattaya Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Brauhaus on 2nd Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8. Learners and anybody who would like to play chess are most welcome. Boards and clocks are provided.Pattaya Ladies Netball Club: 7.30 pm every Tuesday at Fairtex Sports Club.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  100 baht per person.  Please email [email protected]  to confirm or find us on Facebook – ‘Pattaya Ladies Tuesday Night Netball’Wednesday4.00 pm – Club Petanque Thailand plays Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The court is open for groups every day. New and bigger surface. Very good drainage as well as better lighting.  No membership fee. Find us at Soi Nernplabwan 100/2 Moo7, next to Sutawas Temple and small Banglamung Police station. Contact: 085 280 7182, fax 038 248 067, email: [email protected]  (English, French, German, Scandinavian); (Thai & Chinese: 080 618 2831.)Thursday4.00 p.m. Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Thai Polo Club. All ages and abilities welcome. Please contact Simon at [email protected] or visit the club website for more information and ground location: www.pattayacricketclub.com.7:00 p.m.  Pattaya Panthers Rugby training every Thursday night at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. New players are always welcome – we are a very sociable team! Please contact Damian McCoy on Telephone 086 111 2816, Adrien Simon 095 705 0822 or send email to [email protected]last_img read more

Champs ready to battle

first_imgSOUTH EAST FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE GRAND FINAL PREVIEW   By David Nagel EVERY grand final is huge, but something truly…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Yakkerboo stalwart sure to be missed

first_imgNEXT month’s Yakkerboo Festival will be tinged with sadness after the death of one of its staunchest supporters, Joan Upton….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

No bail for son in domestic violence case

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74 Remain in BoyleSports Irish Grand National

first_imgJessica Harrington is another chasing her first BoyleSports Irish Grand National success and the Timico Gold Cup winning trainer has left her smart novice Our Duke, the clear ante-post favourite, in next Monday’s race. Ted Walsh could yet be represented by Foxrock while the 2016 winning trainer Mouse Morris has left five horses in the race with Alpha Des Obeaux, his Grade 1 RSA Novices´ Chase fourth, and last year’s winner Rogue Angel both certain of a run. Noel Meade has left six horses in the race with his Cheltenham Festival winner Road To Respect featuring among the sextet.Of the remaining cross-channel challenger, Jonjo O’Neill could run his 2014 winner Shutthefrontdoor while Harry Fry’s Fletchers Flyer is another that has done enough to secure a spot in the final line-up.Peter Roe, General Manager of Fairyhouse Racecourse, said: “We are delighted with the strength in depth of the horses remaining in the €500,000 BoyleSports Irish Grand National. It is great to have previous winners Shutthefrontdoor, Rogue Angel and Thunder And Roses along with the exciting Grade 1 winning novice chaser Our Duke. The excitement in the locality is steadily building as we build up to Ireland’s richest ever jumps race.  The ground is currently good to yielding and the forecast is for some rain towards the end of the week but we will commence selective watering today in order to produce safe jumping ground.”Liam Glynn, BoyleSports spokesperson, said: “We are looking forward to an intriguing renewal of the BoyleSports Irish Grand National on Easter Monday at Fairyhouse in what is set to be probably the most competitive handicap that we will have seen in a long time. With the prize-money now boosted to a record €500,000, it could also well decide whether Gordon Elliott can dethrone Willie Mullins in the Irish National Hunt Trainers’ Championship. Our Duke, our current 11/2 favourite, is by far the worst result in the ante-post book at present and with the form that novices have in the race and the winning streak that trainer Jessica Harrington and jockey Robbie Power are on at present, we are very keen to keep him on side.”BoyleSports betting for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse, Easter Monday, April 17th, 2017 is as follows:11-2       Our Duke10           Mall Dini10           Noble Endeavor12           Fletchers Flyer14           Abolitionist14           Minella Foru14           The Crafty Butcher14           Haymount16           Shutthefrontdoor16           Foxrock16           Tiger Roll16           Arbre De Vie20           Bar CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF ENTRIES Tiger Roll gives Lisa O’Neill her first Cheltenham Festival winner in the 4 miler.Cheltenham Festival.Photo:Patrick McCann 14.03.2017 print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img The €500,000 BoyleSports Irish Grand National could well be the race that decides the winner of this season’s National Hunt trainers’ championship and both Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott will be hoping to feature strongly in the annual spectacular at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday, April 17th. Both men are seeking their first win in what is now the most valuable National Hunt race in Ireland, and Elliott, the season’s leading trainer, has left 21 horses in the race, headed by Lord Scoundrel and Noble Endeavor, Roi Des Francs, his Cheltenham Festival winner Tiger Roll, Ball D’Arc and last year’s runner-up, Bless The Wings. As it stands, with the safety limit set at 30 runners, the majority of Elliott’s remaining entries are unlikely to get a run.Willie Mullins, the current champion trainer, is responsible for nine of the remaining 74 entries. However, it would appear that only Haymount, third to Gordon Elliott’s Tiger Roll in the Grade 2 JT McNamara National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders´ Novices´ Chase at Cheltenham is guaranteed a run and that the likes of Blazer, Arbre De Vie and Sambremont will struggle to make the final cut at declaration time at 10am on Good Friday.last_img read more

Vodafone Release Short Film Ahead of the Guinness Six Nations

first_imgVodafone Ireland has released ‘Everyone In’ the next phase of the brand’s ‘Team Of Us’ sponsorship of Irish Rugby. ‘Everyone In’ launches with a celebratory online film which is as an open invitation to all Irish people to join in and stand with the Irish rugby team. The film takes a journey across Ireland and beyond, taking in its people and culture while showing the unique relationship between the sport and the country. In the film we see people and players from the four corners of Ireland and across the globe, with cameo roles being delivered from diverse sources such as Joe Schmidt and cultural icon Bosco. The campaign’s latest iteration launches ahead of Ireland’s defence of their Guinness Six Nations crown and will evolve through to the Rugby World Cup in Japan.WATCH SHORT FILM HERE Check out the  Vodafone Ireland Facebook page for all the latest #TeamOfUs news.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more