Poker in Aalborg:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

If you want to play for real money poker games in Aalborg in Nordjylland with 213.558 residents, you will need to visit a national casino or a poker room.

Only in the official casinos in Nordjylland are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em legal, because according to jurisdiction in Denmark poker is a game of luck. On this site we inform you about all the various options to play poker in Aalborg and clarify the legal framework in Nordjylland.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Aalborg ?

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

Poker Cash Games can meet in Nordjylland and thus also in Aalborg the criminal offence of illegal gambling. Players can be sentenced according to these regulations if one hosts public gambling or participates in it.

Is poker a game of chance or not?

There is still no standardized ruling whether poker is a game of chance or not. However the law in Denmark and therefore also in Aalborg grades poker as a game of chance. The difference is that national casinos in Nordjylland have a allowance. Playing poker there is not prohibited.

Poker in pubs in Aalborg

Beware pubs & hosts! There is possibility of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Aalborg if you make yourself liable to prosecution.

Conclusion

  • Poker cash games are generally prohibited in Denmark and therefore also in Aalborg.
  • The casinos in Denmark have a permission.
  • Often it is very difficult for the authorities in Aalborg to evidence 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 Aalborg

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Aalborg © Unsplash

Running poker cash games for real money is not allowed in public. If would like to to play poker for cash in Aalborg, you will have to travel to casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the surrounding area. If you don't want to enter a casino but still don't want to give up poker cash games, you can evaluate Home Games, which are strongly regulated.

Poker tournaments in Aalborg

Poker tournaments in Aalborg are not a problem under specific conditions. Tournaments are allowed as long as there are prizes and not real cash to be won. Furthermore, big poker tournaments are held regularly in Nordjylland! For an full list of the current tournaments in Aalborg, please check out our tournament schedule.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Aalborg

Further options are available by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with events in and around Aalborg. The poker landscape in Aalborg is organized in many clubs & rooms and every year live poker events come to the city. Here is a helpful list:

Live poker in casinos near by Aalborg

Aalborg itself regrettably does not have a proper casino with a poker floor. Nordjylland located its casinos usually in smaller towns and outside the city center. It is though no problem to get to them by car or public transport. The majority have on top an own shuttle service. If you decide to use your own car, all casinos provide spacious parking space for poker enthusiasts. Nowadays, however, practically each casino in Denmark is offering poker tournaments. There are as well tournament series and Poker Events in which you can play. On this site you'll find a summary, organized by federal states, of all places offering poker with their precise schedule and all required infos. In the area of Aalborg you will see a nice range of casinos with poker tables with a ok travel time.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Aalborg

  • Casino Aalborg ( Website )
    Ved Stranden 16, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark

Best Poker Players from Aalborg

The following list shows you the Top 10 poker players with the highest tournament winnings from Aalborg.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Aalborg in private locations

In Aalborg the laws of the federal state Nordjylland applies. In order not be prohibited to play poker home games in Aalborg you have to take care of the following:

Does the poker game take place publicly in Aalborg?

The poker game has to be held in public to be criminal liable. A poker game is public after the jurisdiction in Nordjylland, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". An example of this is cash games in pubs in Aalborg that anyone could access. This is illegal.

How often does the homegame take place in Aalborg?

Even a closed society can be considered public in Nordjylland based on § 285 II StGB, if gambling takes place there according to law.If the poker round takes place regulardy, it is not allowed in private rooms in Aalborg as well as in public. So, if cash games are played for every week on the same day, it does not matter if it is a private room or public. Both are prohibited.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

The best and not prohibited option to play poker in Aalborg is online poker. There are many established poker platforms where you can play poker for real cash. After some twenty years of online poker history, several providers proofed themselfes as the most trustful and stable. We strongly recommend opening an account with these online poker networks and playing poker there. The poker tables on offer are great, the choice is extensive, the player pool is numerous and the fees are not too high. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.

 updated: 01.12.2020
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