Poker in Frederiksberg:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Frederiksberg in Hovedstaden with 104.410 citizens for money, you have to enter to a state casino or a poker room.

In Frederiksberg and all over Hovedstaden, poker is considered a game of luck. That is why, it is just allowed in casinos to poker for real money. On this page we show you all the various options to play poker in Frederiksberg and explain you the legal framework in Hovedstaden.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Frederiksberg ?

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

Poker Cash Games can fulfill in Hovedstaden and thus as well in Frederiksberg the criminal offence of illegal gambling. Punishment according to these regulations is if one hosts a public game of luck or takes part in it.

Is poker a game of luck?

There is still no standardized ruling whether poker is a game of luck or not. It is enough to know that the law in Denmark and therefore also in Frederiksberg grades poker as a game of chance. The difference is that state casinos in Hovedstaden have a license. Playing poker there is legal.

Poker in restaurants in Frederiksberg

Risk for the pubs & hosts: There is high risk of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Frederiksberg if you make yourself liable to prosecution.


  • Poker cash games are generally forbidden in Denmark and therefore also in Frederiksberg.
  • The casinos in Denmark have a licence.
  • Often it is very difficult for the authorities in Frederiksberg 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 Frederiksberg

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Frederiksberg © Unsplash

Attention: Cash games are illegal in Frederiksberg. You need use one of the many casinos in the area. If you don't like to play in a casino but still don't want to miss poker cash games, you can think about Home Games, which are highly regulated.

Poker tournaments in Frederiksberg

You can find many poker tournaments in Frederiksberg. Tournaments are permitted as long as no real cash is paid out, but the win is a non-cash prize. In addition, big poker tournaments take place often in Hovedstaden! Current tournaments can be seen in the tournament calendar.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Frederiksberg

Further options are offered by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with poker events in and around Frederiksberg. The poker landscape in Frederiksberg is organized in many clubs & rooms and every year live poker events come to the city. Here is a good selection:

Live poker in casinos near by Frederiksberg

Frederiksberg itself regrettably does not have a proper casino with a poker floor. Hovedstaden located its casinos mostly in minor places and outside the city center. It is certainly fast to reach them by car or public transport. The majority have additional their own transfer facilities. In case you decide to drive your own car, all casinos provide spacious parking facilities for poker players. Nowadays, however, just each casino in Denmark is hosting poker tournaments. There are a lot of poker tournaments and poker events where you can play. At you'll find an overview, structured by federal states, of the best casinos offering poker with their particular schedule and all other information. After only a short drive you can participate in legal poker games for real cash in one of the casinos around Frederiksberg.

Best Poker Players from Frederiksberg

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

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Frederiksberg in private locations

In Frederiksberg the legislation of the federal state Hovedstaden is in effect. If you want to organize legal poker home games in Frederiksberg, you must take care of these points.

Is the game in Frederiksberg public?

If the poker game is not public, it can be legal in principle and does not have to justify any criminal liability. A poker event is public after the jurisdiction in Hovedstaden, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". A good example of this is the poker for high amounts of money in Frederiksberg's pubs, which theoretically anyone can access. This is illegal.

Does the homegame take place in Frederiksberg as usual?

According to case law in Hovedstaden 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 regulardy, it is illegal in private rooms in Frederiksberg as well as in public. For example, if money games are organized 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 easiest and legal way to play poker in Frederiksberg is online poker. There are some trustful online sites where you can play poker for real money. After decades of online poker history, several providers have emerged as the most reliable and stable. We strongly recommend creating an account with these poker sites and playing poker there. The poker tables on offer are excellent, the choice is extensive, the player pool is numerous and the fees are just fine. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.