Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signs one of many bills Thursday in Annapolis. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, USA  - Maryland’s governor has signed a bill that would legalize some home poker games. House Bill 127, one of many bills signed into law Thursday by Gov. Larry Hogan (R), permits “a home game involving wagering” if “limited to mahjong or a card game.”

Loretta Alessandrini, a 72-year-old resident of Annapolis’s Heritage Harbour, was part of a letter-writing campaign to support the bill. She said police “begrudgingly” busted Heritage Harbour’s $4 mahjong game last year after a resident who lost $20 snitched.

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