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§ 12-107. Pari-mutuel betting

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 12. Gaming--Statewide Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. General Provisions
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 12-107
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 264A
§ 12-107. Pari-mutuel betting
Construction of section
(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;1
(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.


Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 27, § 264A.


Business Regulation § 11-101 et seq.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 12-107, MD CRIM LAW § 12-107
Current through legislation effective through April 21, 2022, from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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