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It does seem that we have been here before, though.
An ACT to prevent excessive gaming Lib No a fol 762
WHEREAS it hath been represented to this general assembly that certain persons as well citizens of this as of other states and foreigners carry about with them from one public place another in this state certain gambling machines or inventions calculated to deceive and defraud innocent and unguarded to the prejudice of society and the corruption of morals; and this assembly being desirous to put a stop to such pernicious and baneful effects,
11 ENACTED by the General Assembly of Maryland That after the passage of this act no E. O. A. B. C. L. S. D., or faro table or other device except billiard tables for the purpose of gaming or money shall be set up kept or maintained in any dwelling house out house or place occupied by any tavern keeper retailer of wine spirituous liquors heer or cider whether such person have a license or not on pain of forfeiting every such EOABCLSD table or other device and of forfeiting moreover for every offence the sum of fifty pounds current money upon convietion thereof by indictment or confession in the county court of the county wherein the offence shall committed. November 1797
The Laws of Maryland: 1785-1799. Volume 2 of The Laws of Maryland: To which are Prefixed the Original Charter, with an English Translation, the Bill of Rights and Constitution of the State, as Originally Adopted by the Convention, with the Several Alterations by Acts of Assembly, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution of the General Government, and the Amendments Made Thereto, with an Index to the Laws, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution, William Kilty. 1800