Poker in Backnang:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

If you want to play for real money poker cash games in Backnang in Baden-Württemberg with 37.253 (31. Dez. 2018) residents, you will need to go to a national casino.

Just in national casinos in Baden-Württemberg are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em legal, because according to legislation in Deutschland poker is a game of luck. On this platform we show you all the different ways to play poker in Backnang and show you the legal framework in Baden-Württemberg.

We show you how and where you can play Poker Backnang
We show you how and where you can play Poker Backnang .

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Backnang ?

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

Poker can fulfill in Baden-Württemberg and thus also in Backnang the criminal offence of illegal gambling §§ 284, 285 StGB. Punishment based on these regulations is not rare if one helds a public game of luck or participates in it based on § 285 StGB.

Is poker a game of chance?

There is still no standardized decision whether poker is a game of luck or not. However the jurisdiction in Deutschland and therefore also in Backnang rates poker as a game of luck. The national casinos in Deutschland have for sure a allowance under § 284 I StGB.

Not inconsiderable use, exception: material prize tournaments

Non-cash prize tournaments are the only type of poker allowed in Backnang and are not defined as gambling. However, the winnings may not be paid out of the entry fees. This option misses the fact of case stake and according to the law in Baden-Württemberg there is therefore no gambling. The maximum allowed amount of the entrance fees is hotly contested, however, with 15 euros one is as an host or player of non-cash prize tournaments in Backnang but usually on the safe harbour. Based on case law, the relevance of the stake is then missing.

Poker in restaurants in Backnang

Notably for pubs the criminal side is very risky. There is possibility of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Backnang if you make yourself liable to prosecution under § 284 StGB.


  • Playing poker for real money is basically not legal in Deutschland and therefore also in Backnang, unless you do not play in public places or regulary.
  • An exception are the prize tournaments in Backnang, because according to the jurisdiction it's not defined as gambling due to lack of stakes.
  • The casinos in Deutschland have a permission.
  • Mostly it is very difficult for the authorities in Backnang to evidence prohibited gambling.

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 Backnang

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Backnang © Unsplash

In Backnang you are unfortunately not allowed to start a real-money game in public. If like to enter games for real money in Backnang, you will need to go to casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the surrounding area. Please check out the information on Home Games if you want additional possibilities to play the game.

Poker tournaments in Backnang

Poker tournaments in Backnang are legal under certain circumstances. Tournaments are allowed as long as no real money is paid out, but the award is a non-cash prize. Furthermore, great poker tournaments are held often in Baden-Württemberg! For an full overview of the current tournaments in Backnang, please search for our tournament calendar. Did you know that, at the German Poker Days you can win a ticket to the King's Poker trip with the King's Special in Baden-Württemberg. The Poker Bundesliga is also a regular organizer of poker tournaments in the cities in Baden-Württemberg.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Backnang

More options are available by the various poker clubs & rooms with in and around Backnang. With us you will find a small list of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Backnang:

  • Pokerclub Zollernalb e.V.
  • 1. Pokerclub-Enzkreis e.V.
  • Nuts Live Poker
  • Piranha Poker
  • Poker Club Langenau e.V
  • 1. Pokerclub Enzkreis e.V
  • Heidenheimer Pokerklub HPC
  • Oops Poker Lounge
  • Vampire Poker
    Raugrundstraße 2, 75323 Bad Wildbad, Germany
  • Pokerverein Royal Flash Pforzheim e.V.
    Durlacher Str. 41, 75172 Pforzheim, Germany
  • Pokerverein-Fullhouse e.V. -Pforzheim
    Kaiser-Friedrich-Straße 33, 75172 Pforzheim, Germany
  • Poker-Schul-Freunde Rastatt e.V.
    Am Grün 25, 76437 Rastatt, Germany
  • re-turn skat und poker e.V.
    Stuttgarter Str. 106, 70736 Fellbach, Germany
  • Fullhouse e.V.
    Ernst-Abbe-Straße 16, 73431 Aalen, Germany
  • Ace Of Spades - Härtsfeld - Texas Hold'em Pokerclub
    Badbrunnenweg 2, 73450 Neresheim, Germany
  • Sinse city poker
    Lameystraße 14, 68165 Mannheim, Germany
  • Baden-Poker e.V.
    Sundgauallee 47, 79114 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Live poker in casinos near by Backnang

Backnang itself unfortunately does not offer a proper casino with a poker floor. Baden-Württemberg located its casinos generally in small towns and outside the city center. It is though easy to access them by car or public transport. The majority have on top their own transfer facilities. In case you decide to drive your own car, all casinos offer generous park possibilities for poker enthusiasts. This year, however, almost each casino in Deutschland is planning poker tournaments. There are both tournament series and Poker Events that you can play. On this site you'll discover a list, organized by federal states, of the best places running poker with their precise schedule and all required facts. After only a short drive you can participate in legal poker games for real cash in one of the casinos around Backnang.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Backnang in private locations

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

The poker game has to be hosted in public to be criminal liable. A poker game is public after the jurisdiction in Baden-Württemberg, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". A good example of this is the poker for big amounts of money in Backnang's pubs, which usually anyone can enter. It's forbidden.

How often does the homegame take place in Backnang?

According to legislation in Baden-Württemberg 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 round takes place regulardy, it is illegal in private rooms in Backnang as well as in public. So, 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 prohibited.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

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