Maryland’s poker offering is expanding! Despite a lack of legal online play, 2013 brought competition for the well-established Hollywood Casino Perryville poker room from Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover. Maryland Live! is easily the biggest poker venue in the state, spreading more than 50 tables of action simultaneously in a Las Vegas-style room. Various buy-ins of tournaments are offered in combination with a full selection of cash games in limit hold’em, no-limit hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, split-pot games, and much more. It seems fitting for Maryland to enjoy such competitive action. The state is the birthplace of one of the most instantly recognizable voices in poker: ESPN’s poker commentator and sports expert Norman Chad.