I am trying to research a gambling joint in the 1920s and the 1930s on Blandensburg Road by the name of the Maryland Athletic Club. It was run by Jimmy LaFontaine. The name of the place that everyone knew in the 20’s and 30’s was “Jimmy’s Place.” In other words, the legal name was the Maryland Athletic Club, but everyone knew it as Jimmy’s Place. Up to 600 people could gamble there at one time. It was the largest gambling house on the East Coast between New York and Miami. They played roulette, faro, and table games. It closed in 1947, and as I said, La Fontaine died in ’49.
Anyone know more about this spot?
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