Poker in Bad Oeynhausen:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

gambling for real money in Bad Oeynhausen in Nordrhein-Westfalen with 48.702 (31. Dez. 2018) citizens, is just allowed in casinos.

In Bad Oeynhausen and across Nordrhein-Westfalen, poker is considered a game of luck. That is why, it is only permitted in casinos to poker for real cash. On this platform we show you all the available options to play poker in Bad Oeynhausen and explain you the legal framework in Nordrhein-Westfalen.

We show you how and where you can play Poker Bad Oeynhausen
We show you how and where you can play Poker Bad Oeynhausen .

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Bad Oeynhausen ?

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

Poker can fulfill in Nordrhein-Westfalen and thus also in Bad Oeynhausen the criminal offence of illegal gambling §§ 284, 285 StGB. One can be sentenced according to these laws if one organizes public gambling or plays in it according to § 285 StGB.

Is poker a game of chance or not?

The question of whether poker is a game of chance is still to be answered. The jurisdiction in Deutschland and therefore also in Bad Oeynhausen says however that poker is to be classified as a game of luck.The state casinos in Deutschland have for sure a permission under § 284 I StGB.

That's why non-cash prize tournaments are not prohibited

Non-cash prize tournaments are the only type of poker legal in Bad Oeynhausen and are not considered gambling. However, the prize may not be paid out of the participation fees. This variant lacks the constituent element of the offence stake and after the jurisdiction in Nordrhein-Westfalen there is therefore no gambling. There is no accurate amount for a maximum registration fees for private tournaments in Bad Oeynhausen. But with 15€ you are on the secure page. Based on case law, the relevance of the stake is then lacking.

Poker in restaurants in Bad Oeynhausen

Notably for restaurants the criminal side is very harmful. There is high risk of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Bad Oeynhausen if you make yourself liable to prosecution under § 284 StGB.

Conclusion

  • Poker for real cash is basically forbidden in Deutschland and therefore also in Bad Oeynhausen, unless you do not play in public places or regulary.
  • An exception are the prize tourney in Bad Oeynhausen, because following the jurisdiction there is no gambling due to lack of stakes.
  • The casinos in Deutschland have a authorisation.
  • Mostly it is very difficult for the authorities in Bad Oeynhausen to prove 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 Bad Oeynhausen

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Bad Oeynhausen © Unsplash

Participation in poker cash games for real money is not permitted in public. You need go to one of the numerous casinos in the area. If you don't want to go to a casino but still don't wanna miss poker cash games, you can think about Home Games, which are very regulated.

Poker tournaments in Bad Oeynhausen

You can find a wide range of poker tournaments in Bad Oeynhausen. Tournaments are legal as long as no real cash is paid out, but the award is a non-cash prize. In addition, big poker tournaments are held regularly in Nordrhein-Westfalen! For an full overview of the upcoming tournaments in Bad Oeynhausen, please look at our tournament calendar. For example, at the German Poker Days you can poker for a ticket to the King's Poker trip with the King's Special in Nordrhein-Westfalen. On top there is still the Poker Bundesliga, which was likewise already in various cities in Nordrhein-Westfalen to guest.

Past Tournaments

  • € 200 + 20 No Limit Hold'em
    Casino Bad Oeynhausen, 11-Dec-2017
  • € 200 + 20 No Limit Hold'em
    Casino Bad Oeynhausen, 11-Dec-2017
  • € 200 + 20 No Limit Hold'em
    Casino Bad Oeynhausen, 11-Dec-2017
  • € 200 + 20 No Limit Hold'em
    Casino Bad Oeynhausen, 11-Dec-2017
  • € 150 + 15 No Limit Hold'em - Deep & Fast Bounty
    Casino Bad Oeynhausen, 11-Mar-2017
  • € 150 + 15 No Limit Hold'em - Deep & Fast Bounty
    Casino Bad Oeynhausen, 11-Mar-2017
  • € 150 + 15 No Limit Hold'em - Deep & Fast Bounty
    Casino Bad Oeynhausen, 11-Mar-2017
  • € 150 + 15 No Limit Hold'em - Deep & Fast Bounty
    Casino Bad Oeynhausen, 11-Mar-2017
  • € 50 + 5 No Limit Hold'em - Deep & Fast
    Casino Bad Oeynhausen, 04-Mar-2017
  • € 50 + 5 No Limit Hold'em - Deep & Fast
    Casino Bad Oeynhausen, 04-Mar-2017

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Bad Oeynhausen

Additional alternatives are offered by the many poker clubs & rooms with in and around Bad Oeynhausen. Here you can see a good selection of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Bad Oeynhausen:

  • Entertainment Poker Hürth e.V.
  • Texas Hold'em Club Bochum
  • Allin-Pokerfreunde Niederrhein e.V.
  • Angry Dice e.V.
  • One-Out-Club Willich-Anrath e.V.
  • Poker Live Köln
    Weidengasse 54, 50668 Köln, Germany
  • Deaf Poker Wiesbaden e.V.
    Hessenring 8, 65474 Bischofsheim, Germany
  • Mülheim Poker und Integrationsverein e.V.
    Goethestraße 19, 45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
  • Big ALs Poker e.V.
    Hanns-Lamers-Platz 2A, 47533 Kleve, Germany
  • Shark Poker
    Sodinger Str. 561a, 44628 Herne, Germany
  • Halle37 - Clubhaus vom Pokerclub und Rennbahnclub
    Heinkelstraße 37, 48712 Gescher, Germany
  • Poker-Freunde Ratingen e. V.
    Fichtenhain 11, 40885 Ratingen, Germany
  • V.I.P. Pokerverein e.V. c/o Ismail Bulut
    Bachstraße 54, 41239 Mönchengladbach, Germany
  • Cyber Lounge Poker Club e.V.
    Kölner Str. 248, 40227 Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Down-Under-Poker-Verein e.V.
    Saarbrücker Str. 42, 42289 Wuppertal, Germany
  • Pokerverein Wupper Poker e.V.
    Kapellenweg 73, 42285 Wuppertal, Germany
  • Hold em Cologne e.V.
    Barbarastraße 3, 50735 Köln, Germany
  • Astro Poker Hürth e.V.
    Severinusstraße 42, 50354 Hürth, Germany
  • OTC-Pokerverein Viersen e.V.
    Gladbacher Str. 189, 41747 Viersen, Germany

Live poker in casinos near by Bad Oeynhausen

In the city center of Bad Oeynhausen you will hardly spot a casino with poker games. Nordrhein-Westfalen has its casinos primarily in minor cities and outside the heart of the city. It is certainly easy to access them by car or public transport. The majority have additional their own shuttle service. If you decide to go by your own car, all casinos provide large parking facilities for poker enthusiasts. Meanwhile, every casino in Deutschland often runs real money poker games. There is a variety of tournaments and poker events in which you can enter. Here with us you'll discover a summary, organized by federal states, of the best places offering poker with their particular schedule and all other information. After only a short drive you can join legal poker games for money in one of the casinos around Bad Oeynhausen.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Bad Oeynhausen

  • Casino Bad Oeynhausen
    Casino Bad Oeynhausen, Mindener Straße 36, 32547, Bad Oeynhausen

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Bad Oeynhausen in private locations

In Bad Oeynhausen the judisdiction of the federal state Nordrhein-Westfalen applies. In order to play legal poker home games in Bad Oeynhausen you have to take care of the following:

Is it a public poker game?

The poker game has to be organized in public to establish criminal liability. A poker event is public after the jurisdiction in Nordrhein-Westfalen, 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 Bad Oeynhausen that anyone could enter. This is illegal.

How often does the homegame take place in Bad Oeynhausen?

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

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

The best and allowed way to play poker in Bad Oeynhausen is online poker. There are many well known poker sites where you can play for real cash. After many years of online poker history, several providers have emerged as the most trustful and stable. We strongly recommend opening an account with these poker sites and playing poker there. The poker tables on offer are excellent, the options are large, the player pool is numerous and the rake is just fine. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.

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