Maryland Live Casino poker room opens Aug. 28



Maryland Live Casino launches live poker on Aug. 28 (pending regulatory approval). A new, 14,800-square-foot poker room is under construction at the facility and promises to be one of the largest in the mid-Atlantic region, with 52 tables, varied limits, high-profile partnerships and tournaments.

“Game limits and spreads are still pending approval, but we are planning to offer a full array of games to accommodate every level of player from the casual player to big games,” director of poker Mike Smith said. “We will offer a comfortable, well-managed, state-of-the-art poker room with a terrific staff and a variety of games and limits to please everyone.”

DOVER DOWNS: The Royal Crown poker room will host the Delaware Poker Championship III on Sept. 7. This has a $100K guarantee (twice that of last year’s tournament; see ad on this page). Sept. 1-2 will be super satellites with a $35 buy-in where one in five will win seats into the multitable satellite on Sept. 5, where one in five will win entry into the championship.

CHARITY TOURNAMENTS: At this time of the year, Maryland charity events are usually about two-thirds of the normal size, but there’s still a lot of poker to be played. A list of most of the tournaments can be found at

One of the interesting events is Aug. 16 at Indian Head VFD, 4095 Indian Head Hwy, Indian Head, Md. In this event, you choose your starting stack: $50 for 5K chips; $75 for 10K; $100 for 15K; $125 for 20K and $150 for $25K.

— Michael Young is the Ante Up Ambassador for the Mid-Atlantic area. Email him at

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