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Maryland poker pros enjoy high stakes poker room at Maryland Live
Maryland poker pros enjoy high stakes poker room at Maryland Live

The new poker room at Maryland Live, one of the East Coast's largest, is allowing more local poker pros to find high-stakes games close to home, contributing to the development of a strong poker scene in the state. "Maryland players have been waiting to call somewhere home," said Baltimore resident and professional player Matthew Pecker. "It's awesome that's there's a casino in our backyard." Working as a professional poker player in the U.S. once required residing in Las Vegas or Atlantic City. But the spread of online poker and the emergence of casino poker rooms in 36 states has given professionals a chance to establish a base of operations...

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