Poker in Balingen:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

gambling for real money in Balingen in Baden-Württemberg with 34.217 (31. Dez. 2018) inhabitants, is only allowed in casinos.

In Balingen and all over Baden-Württemberg, poker is defined as a game of luck. For this reason, it is only allowed in casinos to gamble for real money. On this platform we explain you all the different ways to play poker in Balingen and clarify the legal framework in Baden-Württemberg.

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

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Balingen ?

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

Poker can fulfill in Baden-Württemberg and thus also in Balingen the element of the offence of illegal gambling §§ 284, 285 StGB. Punishment based on these regulations is if one hosts a public game of chance or plays in it based on § 285 StGB.

Is poker a game of chance or not?

There is still no consisten ruling whether poker is a game of chance or not. It is enough to know that the legislation in Deutschland and therefore also in Balingen classifies poker as a game of luck. The difference is that national casinos in Baden-Württemberg have a permission under § 284 I StGB. Playing poker there is legal.

That's why non-cash prize tournaments are legal

Non-cash prize tournaments are the only version of poker legal in Balingen and are not considered gambling. The tournament winner will win a non-monetary prize as a prize, which is not allowed to be paid out of the participation fees. This option lacks the constituent element of the offence stake and after the jurisdiction in Baden-Württemberg there is therefore no gambling. There is no exact amount for a maximum participation fee for private tournaments in Balingen. But with 15€ you are on the secure page. In this case the relevance of the stake is lacking.

Poker in pubs in Balingen

Attention pubs & hosts! There is possibility of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Balingen if you make yourself liable to prosecution under § 284 StGB.


  • Poker for real money is basically not legal in Deutschland and therefore also in Balingen, unless you do not play in public or regulary.
  • An exception are the prize tourney in Balingen, because according to the legislation there is no gambling due to lack of stakes.
  • The casinos in Deutschland have a licence.
  • Often it is very tricky for the authorities in Balingen 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 Balingen

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Balingen © Unsplash

Note: Cash games are illegal in Balingen. If you still want to enter games for cash in Balingen, 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 want to miss poker cash games, you can switch to Home Games, which are highly regulated.

Poker tournaments in Balingen

Poker tournaments in Balingen are no problem under certain circumstances. Tournaments are allowed as long as no real cash is paid out, but the win is a non-cash prize. Furthermore, great poker tournaments are held on a regular basis in Baden-Württemberg! Upcoming tournaments can be discovered in the tournament schedule. 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. On top there is still the Poker Bundesliga, which was likewise already in different cities in Baden-Württemberg to guest.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Balingen

Additional alternatives are offered by the various poker clubs & rooms with in and around Balingen. The poker landscape in Balingen is organized in many clubs & rooms and every year live poker events come to the city. Here is a good overview:

  • 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 Balingen

In the city itself, there is no casino with poker tables. Baden-Württemberg located its casinos usually in small places and outside the heart of the city. It is though not a matter to visit them by car or public transport. The majority have even an own transfer facilities. If you decide to use your own car, all casinos provide generous parking facilities for poker players. Today, every casino in Deutschland regularly runs real money poker tournaments. There are different tournaments and poker events where you can register. On this site you'll get a summary, sorted by federal states, of all casinos running poker with their individual schedule and all important information. After only a short drive you can play legal poker for real cash in one of the casinos around Balingen.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Balingen in private locations

In Balingen the laws of the federal state Baden-Württemberg is in effect. In order not be prohibited to play poker home games in Balingen you must be aware of the following:

Do you play publicly?

The poker game needs to be played in public to establish criminal liability. 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 Balingen's pubs, which usually anyone can access. This is illegal.

How often does the homegame take place in Balingen?

Even a closed society can be considered public in Baden-Württemberg 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 Balingen as well as in public. For example, if money games are hosted 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 easiest and allowed option to play poker in Balingen is online poker. We list a list of well known providers where you can officially play for real money in Deutschland. After some twenty years of online poker history, a couple of providers have emerged as the most reliable and consistent. We strongly recommend opening an account with these sites and poker there. The poker tables on offer are great, the options are extensive, the player pool is numerous and the rake is reasonable. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.