Poker in Croatia:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Croatia in with 4.190.669 inhabitants for money, you have to enter to a official casino or a poker room.

In Croatia and across , poker is classified as a game of luck. For this reason, it is solely permitted in casinos to play poker for real cash. On this website we inform you about all the different ways to play poker in Croatia and inform you about the legal framework in .

We show you how and where you can play Poker Croatia
We show you how and where you can play Poker Croatia . © Unsplash

Popular Cities to play Poker in Croatia

Legal notice
Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Croatia ? © Unsplash

Poker Cash Games can fulfill in and thus as well in Croatia the element of the offence of illegal gambling. Players can be condemned according to these laws if one helds public gambling or takes part in it.

Is poker a game of chance?

The problem of whether poker is a game of luck in the sense of the legislation has been not cleared for many years and there have been many treatises on the subject. The legislation in Croatia and therefore also in Croatia says however that poker is to be graded as a game of luck.The national casinos in Croatia have for sure a permission.

Poker in pubs in Croatia

Particulary for pubs the criminal side is very risky. There is possibility of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Croatia if you make yourself liable to prosecution.

Conclusion

  • Poker cash games are in principle not legal in Croatia and therefore also in Croatia.
  • The casinos in Croatia have a state licence.
  • Often it is very challenging for the authorities in Croatia to prove prohibited gambling.
  • Tournaments are considered a game of skill, cash games a game of luck

Please note that the information provided does not constitute legal advice under the law and cannot replace legal advice, as such advice always requires knowledge of all individual circumstances, in particular of the specific individual case.

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Croatia

Cashgames
Cashgames: Real money poker games in Croatia © Unsplash

Note: Poker for real money is not legal in public! You have to use one of the various casinos in the region of Croatia. If you don't like to enter a casino but still don't wanna give up poker cash games, you can think about Home Games, which are strongly regulated.

  • Grand Casino Lav ( Website )
    Grljevacka ulica 2a Podstrana/Split 21312 Croatia
    +385 (0)21 420 407
    1-1/1-3/2-4/2-5/5-10/10-20 NLH&PLO
  • Casino Cezar Zagreb ( Website )
    Ulica Izidora Kršnjavog 1, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
    +385 1 554 5271
    Texas, Omaha od 0,25 €, sve do 5/10 € i 10/20€

Poker tournaments in Croatia

Poker Tournaments
Poker tournaments in Croatia © Kings Casino & Resport

There are a wide range of poker tourneys in Croatia. Tournaments are permitted as long as no real money is paid out, but the win is a non-cash prize. Furthermore, great poker tournaments are held frequently in ! Upcoming tournaments can be found in the tournament schedule.

Past Tournaments

  • HRK 2,000 + 200 No Limit Hold'em - DIAMOND MILLION ( Website )
    Diamond Palace Casino, 09-May-2019
  • HRK 2,000 + 200 No Limit Hold'em - Diamond Million ( Website )
    Diamond Palace Casino, 21-Feb-2019
  • HRK 2,000 + 200 No Limit Hold'em - Diamond Million ( Website )
    Diamond Palace Casino, 08-Nov-2018
  • HRK 1,000 + 150 No Limit Hold'em - Six Max Deep Event ( Website )
    Diamond Palace Casino, 13-May-2018
  • HRK 375 + 75 No Limit Hold'em - Turbo Side Event ( Website )
    Diamond Palace Casino, 13-May-2018
  • HRK 4,000 + 400 POT LIMIT OMAHA Croatian Championship ( Website )
    Diamond Palace Casino, 11-May-2018
  • HRK 1,400 + 200 No Limit Hold'em - Diamond Million ( Website )
    Diamond Palace Casino, 08-May-2018
  • € 60 + 5 No Limit Hold'em - CPC Main Event
    Casino Cezar, 29-Mar-2018
  • HRK 4,000 + 400 Pot Limit Omaha - Croatian Championship ( Website )
    Diamond Palace Casino, 02-Mar-2018
  • € 220 + 30 No Limit Hold'em -MAIN EVENT 100k€ GTD ( Website )
    Diamond Palace Casino, 07-Dec-2017

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Croatia

Additional options are offered by the various poker clubs & poker rooms with poker events in and around Croatia. In Croatia there is a varied club scene with regular tournaments with non-cash prizes. Here is a helpful selection:

Live poker in casinos near by Croatia

Casinos near by
Live poker in casinos near by Croatia © Kings Casino & Resport

In the center of Croatia you will currently not find a casino with poker games. located its casinos mostly in smaller towns and outside the heart of the city. It is though no problem to access them by car or public transport. Most have on top an own transfer busses. If you want to go by your own car, all casinos provide spacious park possibilities for poker players. Nowadays you can play a large selection of poker tournaments in any casino in Croatia. There are some poker tournaments and poker events where you can join. On our site you'll see an overview, sorted by federal states, of the best casinos running poker with their particular offering and all other facts. Within a radius of Croatia you will get to minimum two casinos with ok driving times and good live poker tables.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Croatia

  • Casino Adriatic Opatija ( Website )
    Ulica Maršala Tita 200, 51410, Opatija, Croatia
  • Casino and Hotel Mulino ( Website )
    Mulino Skrile 75a, Buje 52460, Croatia
  • Casino Cezar
    Hotel Westin-Zagreb, Izidora Krsnjavoga 1, Zagreb
  • Casino Cezar Poreč ( Website )
    Ulica Rade Končara 1, 52440, Poreč, Croatia
  • Casino Cezar Zagreb ( Website )
    Ulica Izidora Kršnjavog 1, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Casino International ( Website )
    Miramarska cesta 24, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Casino Parentium
  • Casino Poker Club ALL IN
    Hotel Westin, Kršnjavoga 1. 10000 Zagreb.
  • Casino Royal
  • Casino Zlatni Rat
    Put Zlatnog Rata b.b., Bol, Brac Island
  • Diamond Palace Casino ( Website )
    Draškovićeva ul. 43, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Golden Sun Casino Osijek ( Website )
    TC Portanova, etaža 2, Svilajska ulica 31a, 31000, Osijek, Croatia
  • Golden Sun Casino Pula ( Website )
    Giardini 3, 52100, Pula, Croatia
  • Golden Sun Casino Zagreb ( Website )
    Zagrebačka avenija 100a, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Grand Casino Lav ( Website )
    Grljevacka ulica 2a Podstrana/Split 21312 Croatia

Best Poker Players from Croatia

Players
Best Poker Players from Croatia © Kings Casino & Resport
The following list shows you the Top 10 poker players with the highest tournament winnings from Croatia.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Croatia in private locations

Homegames
Homegames: Pokern for real money in Croatia © Unsplash

In Croatia the laws of the federal state applies. If you want to hold allowed poker home games in Croatia, you must be aware of these points.

Is it a public poker game?

The poker game has to be organized in public to establish criminal liability. A poker game is public after the jurisdiction in , if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". The best example of this is cash games in pubs in Croatia that anyone could enter. Attention, this is forbidden!

Habituality

Based on legislation in can: "However, a closed society in which a game of chance is customarily held is also considered public according to § 285 II StGB". If the poker round takes place habitually, it is prohibited in private rooms in Croatia as well as in public. So, if cash games are played for every week on the similar day, it does not matter if it is a private room or not. Both are prohibited.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

If you are searching for the best option to play poker in Croatia, we can advise online poker. We list a top list of established poker platforms where you can legally play for real cash in Croatia. After over 20 years of online poker history, a couple of providers have emerged as the most trustful and stable. We strongly recommend creating an account with these platforms and poker there. The poker tables on offer are great, the choice is extensive, the players are numerous and the rake is not too high. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.