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Session Laws, 1984
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2452

LAWS OF MARYLAND

Ch. 420

Pinball Machines - Licenses

FOR the purpose of altering the licensing requirements and
penalties for failure to license billiard tables and pinball
machines for Washington County.

BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,

Article 56 - Licenses
Section 14 and 20C
Annotated Code of Maryland
(1983 Replacement Volume)

BY repealing

Article 56 - Licenses
Section 20

Annotated Code of Maryland
(1983 Replacement Volume)

SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF
MARYLAND, That the Laws of Maryland read as follows:

Article 56 - Licenses

14.

(a)  A license may be granted to any person who may apply
for permission to keep a billiard table or tables, for which
license there shall be paid the sum, except in Baltimore City AND
WASHINGTON COUNTY, of ten dollars for each table; and the words

billiard tables shall be construed to include pool tables; and
provided further, that any person who shall keep a pool or
billiard table where a charge is made for playing on the same but
the said charge is returned or is to be returned to the players
to be exchanged with the owner of said table or his agent for
money, drinks, cigars or any other article of merchandise, shall
be considered as gambling, and such tables shall be deemed gaming
tables for the purposes of this article; and the person so
keeping such table shall be liable to the penalty or penalties
prescribed by the public general laws for keeping a gaming table
or other place of gaming or permitting gambling on his or her
premises.

(b)   In Baltimore City, the fee for a billiards license is
$30.

[20.

(1) No free-play pinball machines, as hereinafter defined,
which shall be operated or played by the insertion of a coin or
token, shall be kept, maintained or operated for the purpose of
public entertainment only within the State of Maryland, unless a

 

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