Poker in Alicante:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

If you want to play for real money poker games in Alicante in Valencia Valencia with 331.577 residents, you will need to visit a authorized casino or a poker room.

In Alicante and throughout Valencia Valencia, poker is considered a game of luck. For this reason, it is just accepted in casinos to gamble for real money. On this page we present you all the different options to play poker in Alicante and clarify the legal framework in Valencia Valencia.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Alicante ?

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

Poker Cash Games can meet in Valencia Valencia and therefore also in Alicante the criminal offence of illegal gambling. One can be convicted according to these laws if one hosts public gambling or participates in it.

Is poker a game of luck?

There is still no consisten decision whether poker is a game of chance or not. The jurisdiction in España and therefore also in Alicante says however that poker is to be graded as a game of chance. The difference is that state casinos in Valencia Valencia have a permission. Playing poker there is allowed.

Poker in pubs in Alicante

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

Conclusion

  • Poker cash games are basically not allowed in España and therefore also in Alicante.
  • The casinos in España have a permission.
  • Mostly it is very difficult for the authorities in Alicante to verify 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 Alicante

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Alicante © Unsplash

Caution: Poker cash games are illegal in Alicante. If plan to participate in poker games for real money in Alicante, you will have to use casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the near area. If you don't like to enter a casino but still don't wanna miss poker cash games, you can check out Home Games, which are heavily regulated.

  • Casino Mediterraneo Alicante ( Website )
    Alicante Muelle de Levane, Fase II, lc. 1-2-10, 03002 Puerto de Alicante, Spain
    +34902332141
    Texas 2,5€/5€ Buy-in 100€-500€, 5€/10€ Buy-in 200€-1000€
    Omaha 2€/2€ Buy-in 100€-500€
  • Casino Mediterraneo Orihuela-Costa ( Website )
    Calle Jade, 2, 03189 Orihuela-Costa, Alicante, Alicante, Spain
    +34902332141
    Tue, Thu, Fri and Sun: Texas 1€/2€ Buy-in 50€-500€
    Mon, Wed and Sat: Texas 2€/4€ Buy-in 100€-500€

Poker tournaments in Alicante

You can find a lot poker tourneys in Alicante. Tournaments are legal as long as no real money is paid out, but the prize is a non-cash prize. Furthermore, big poker tournaments take place on a regular basis in Valencia Valencia! Current tournaments can be seen in the tournament schedule.

Past Tournaments

  • € 100 No Limit Hold'em - Domingo Freezeout Especial ( Website )
    Casino Mediterraneo Alicante, 13-May-2018
  • € 40 No Limit Hold'em - Martes freezeout ( Website )
    Casino Mediterraneo Alicante, 08-May-2018
  • € 50 No Limit Hold'em - Domingo Freezeout ( Website )
    Casino Mediterraneo Alicante, 06-May-2018
  • € 40 + 5 No Limit Hold'em - Sábado Gran Freezeout ( Website )
    Casino Mediterraneo Alicante, 05-May-2018
  • € 40 No Limit Hold'em - Domingo Freezeout ( Website )
    Casino Mediterraneo Alicante, 29-Apr-2018
  • € 40 No limit Hold'em ( Website )
    Casino Mediterraneo Alicante, 08-Apr-2018
  • € 40 No Limit Hold'em - Domingo Freezeout ( Website )
    Casino Mediterraneo Alicante, 04-Mar-2018
  • € 50 No Limit Hold'em - Jueves Freezeout ( Website )
    Casino Mediterraneo Alicante, 22-Feb-2018
  • € 30 + 5 No Limit Hold'em - Miércoles Eco Freezeou ( Website )
    Casino Mediterraneo Alicante, 26-Oct-2017
  • € 50 Pot Limit omaha ( Website )
    Casino Mediterraneo Alicante, 15-Oct-2017

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Alicante

Further alternatives are offered by the various poker clubs & poker rooms with poker events in and around Alicante. The poker scene in Alicante is organized in several clubs & rooms and every year live poker events come to the city. Here is a small overview:

Live poker in casinos near by Alicante

In the city center of Alicante you will not be able to spot a casino with poker games. Valencia Valencia has its casinos mainly in smaller cities and outside the city center. It is however not a matter to reach them by car or public transport. Most have even an own shuttle busses. If you decide to go by your own car, all casinos offer large parking facilities for poker enthusiasts. Meanwhile you can join a large collection of poker tournaments in any casino in España. There are some poker tournaments and events where you can join. On our site you'll see a summary, structured by federal states, of the best places running poker with their individual offering and all other information. Near Alicante you will find a good variety of casinos with poker tables with a ok travel time.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Alicante

  • Casino Mediterraneo Alicante ( Website )
    Alicante Muelle de Levane, Fase II, lc. 1-2-10, 03002 Puerto de Alicante, Spain
  • Casino Mediterraneo Orihuela-Costa ( Website )
    Calle Jade, 2, 03189 Orihuela-Costa, Alicante, Alicante, Spain

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Alicante in private locations

In Alicante the judisdiction of the federal state Valencia Valencia is in effect. If you want to hold allowed poker home games in Alicante, you must be aware of these points.

Is it a public poker round?

The poker game needs to be held in public to be criminal liable. A poker round is public after the jurisdiction in Valencia Valencia, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". A good example of this is cash games in pubs in Alicante that anyone could enter. This is illegal.

Does the homegame take place in Alicante as usual?

Even a closed society can be considered public in Valencia Valencia based on § 285 II StGB, if gambling takes place there according to law.If the poker round takes place regulardy, it is illegal in private rooms in Alicante as well as in public. For example, if money games are played for every week on the similar day, it does not matter if it is a private room or public. Both are not allowed.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

If you are searching for an easy option to play poker in Alicante, we recommend online poker. We show a selection of well known poker platforms where you can officially play for real cash in España. After many years of online poker history, a couple of providers proofed themselfes as the most reliable and consistent. We strongly recommend opening an account with these poker sites and playing poker there. The poker games on offer are excellent, the choice is extensive, the player pool is numerous and the fees are just fine. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.

 updated: 05.12.2020
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