View Photo Gallery: A look at the gambling spots in the Old Line State.

Maryland’s gamble on slot devices. The state, one of the few to handle machine purchases for casinos, badly underestimated prices.

Virginia’s voter ID law expected to face less federal opposition than others. The measure expands forms of acceptable identification to include bills, statements and more.

Be a winner at bar trivia nights. Grab a pencil and a pint: Your knowledge of obscure geography or TV theme songs or college sports mascots could earn you credit toward your tab.

Coming up on PostLocal:

— Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Plan the weekend’s festivities with our guide, including tips on the best parades, breakfasts, pub crawls, rugby matches, and movies; how to eat green; and free cab rides to get you home safely. Stay with PostLocal for more St. Paddy’s Day coverage throughout the day.

Maryland slots: The state’s House of Delegates will hold a hearing Friday on whether to authorize a sixth casino, in Prince George’s County, and allow Las Vegas-style games.

— Will the weekend be a washout? As cooler air moves into the region, there’s a chance for rain. Capital Weather Gang has the latest forecast.