Annual Rec.Gambling Excursion Maryland


ARGEM 2020 for June has been postponed due to Coronavirus restrictions currently in place. If things improve, we may try an reschedule for later in the summer, else in June of 2021 we'll try again.

ARGEM will take place at Live! Casino in Hanover Maryland, home to the largest Poker Room in Maryland. Our three tournaments will be held on June 12th, 13th and 14th.

Everyone 21 years of age or older is welcome to join us at ARGEM. The *only* requirement is that you register with us in advance, here, on our website. We charge a small registration fee that is used to buy our tournament winner's trophies and a commemorative coin/card protector that is given to each registrant on arrival.

2020 Tournament Details:

  • Friday June 12, 2020 - 12:15: Limit HORSE:
  • Saturday June 13, 2020 - 12:15: No Limit Holdem.
  • Sunday June 14, 2020 - 12:15: Pot Limit BigO High / Omaha Eight:

The buy-in for each of our tournaments is $100+$20+$10 (Prize Pool + House Rake + Dealer Toke Pool).

You can register for each tournament at the Live! Poker Room tournament registration desk on the second floor of the poker room each day or anytime between Thursday until registration closes for each event. You must have your ARGEM badge to register for the tournaments.

Our group prides itself on being generous to the dealers so we take an additional $10 from each player at to enhance the dealer tokes, part of the $130 tournament fee when you register. You get extra tournament chips, they get an extra $10 in tokes.

Excursion Registration fee:

To attend our events and play in our tournaments, everyone must register online and pay the ARGEM registration fee of $25.

The FIRM DEADLINE for registration is the end of the day Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak please wait and pay the $25 registration fee at the event due to the likelihood that ARGEM gets postponed in June.

When you register, please choose your badge names carefully. Your "nickname" will appear in larger print, and your "real name" below, in smaller print.


The Live! Poker Room has set aside a Limited block of rooms for us at the Live! Hotel connected to the casino and the Hilton Garden Inn (Formerly Live Lofts!) about a mile away with a complimentary 24 hour shuttle; make reservations using the linkis in found in your ARGEM registration email.

The rates (plus applicable taxes and resort fees) are: $149 a night at the Live! Hotel. For the Hilton Garden Inn, $60 (Fri/Sat), $40 (other nights). A special code for booking the cheaper rates will be in the email you receive when you register for ARGEM.

Note that rooms are NOT unlimited. So, if you are a regular poker player at the Live! and are already eligible for their poker rate, please make your reservation as you normally would, WITHOUT mentioning ARGEM. This will help save our designated rooms for others.

Additional Lodging options can be found on the Other Lodging link to the left.

ARGEM Mailing List / Newsgroup:

If you aren't already signed up for it, we recommend you join the ARGEM mailing list by clicking here. Keep up to date on any announcements, additional details, impromptu gatherings during the events, etc.