Poker in Baja:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

If you want to play for real money poker games in Baja in Bács-Kiskun with 35.102 residents, you will need to enter a official casino or a poker room.

In Baja and across Bács-Kiskun, poker is classified as a game of luck. For this reason, it is only legal in casinos to poker for real cash. On this site we inform you about all the different ways to play poker in Baja and explain you the legal framework in Bács-Kiskun.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Baja ?

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

Poker Cash Games can fulfill in Bács-Kiskun and therefore as well in Baja the element of the offence of illegal gambling. One can be condemned according to these regulations if one helds public gambling or plays in it.

Is poker a game of luck?

The question of whether poker is a game of luck is still unanswered. The jurisdiction in Hungary and therefore also in Baja says however that poker is to be classified as a game of luck. The difference is that state casinos in Bács-Kiskun have a permission. Playing poker there is legal.

Poker in pubs in Baja

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

Result

  • Poker cash games are generally not allowed in Hungary and therefore also in Baja.
  • The casinos in Hungary have a authorisation.
  • Mostly it is very tricky for the authorities in Baja 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 Baja

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Cashgames: Real money poker games in Baja © Unsplash

Poker cash games are in general illegal in Baja. If like to join poker games for real money in Baja, you will need to go to casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the near area. If you don't want to enter a casino but still don't wanna miss poker cash games, you can check out Home Games, which are strongly regulated.

Poker tournaments in Baja

Poker Tournaments
Poker tournaments in Baja © Kings Casino & Resport

Poker tourneys in Baja are allowed under specific conditions. Tournaments are allowed as long as no real money is paid out, but the award is a non-cash prize. In Baja and the surrounding region there are regular poker tournaments. For an quick overview of the upcoming tournaments in Baja, please search for our tournament calendar.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Baja

More options are available by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with in and around Baja. The poker scene in Baja is organized in several clubs & rooms and every year live poker events come to the city. Here is a good overview:

Live poker in casinos near by Baja

Casinos near by
Live poker in casinos near by Baja © Kings Casino & Resport

In the heart of Baja you will hardly see a casino with poker games. Bács-Kiskun has its casinos mainly in smaller towns and outside the heart of the city. It is however not a matter to access them by car or public transport. The majority have even an own transfer facilities. In case you want to use your own car, all casinos provide large parking lots for poker players. This year, however, just every casino in Hungary is hosting poker tournaments. There are many tourneys and poker events where you can participate. On our site you'll discover a summary, sorted by federal states, of all places running poker with their individual games and all other facts. After only a quick drive you can play legal poker for money in one of the casinos around Baja.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Baja in private locations

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Homegames: Pokern for real money in Baja © Unsplash

In Baja the laws of the federal state Bács-Kiskun is in effect. If you want to host allowed poker home games in Baja, you must take care of these points.

Does the game take place publicly in Baja?

The poker game has to be played in public to be criminal liable. A poker round is public after the jurisdiction in Bács-Kiskun, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". A good example of this is the poker for substantial amounts of money in Baja's bars, which theoretically anyone can access. Attention, this is forbidden!

Habituality

According to legislation in Bács-Kiskun 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 game takes place habitually, it is prohibited in private rooms in Baja as well as in public. So, if money games are held for every week on the same day, it does not matter if it is a private room or public. Both are illegal.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

If you are looking for the best option to play poker in Baja, we can advise online poker. We present a top list of established online sites where you can legally play for real money in Hungary. After some twenty years of online poker history, several providers proofed themselfes as the most trustful and stable. We strongly recommend creating an account with these platforms and poker there. The poker tables on offer are excellent, the options are extensive, the players are numerous and the rake is reasonable. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.

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