Poker in Białystok:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

If you want to play for real money poker cash games in Białystok in Podlachien with 296.628 residents, you will need to visit a official casino or a poker room.

Only in the national casinos in Podlachien are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em legal, because according to jurisdiction in Polska poker is a game of luck. On this platform we inform you about all the different possibilities to play poker in Białystok and show you the legal framework in Podlachien.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Białystok ?

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

Poker Cash Games can fulfill in Podlachien and thus as well in Białystok the criminal offence of illegal gambling. One can be sentenced according to these regulations if one organizes public gambling or plays in it.

Is poker a game of chance?

The decision of whether poker is a game of luck in the sense of the legislation has been a complicated one for decades and there have been many treatises on the matter. The jurisdiction in Polska and therefore also in Białystok says however that poker is to be graded as a game of luck.The national casinos in Polska have for sure a permission.

Poker in pubs in Białystok

Particulary for restaurants the criminal side is very harmful. There is high risk of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Białystok if you make yourself liable to prosecution.


  • Poker cash games are basically not allowed in Polska and therefore also in Białystok.
  • The casinos in Polska have a authorisation.
  • Mostly it is very hard for the authorities in Białystok 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 Białystok

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Białystok © Unsplash

In Białystok you are currently not allowed to participate in a poker cash game in general. You need visit one of the many casinos in the region of Białystok. Please read carefully the text on Home Games if you need additional possibilities to play the game.

Poker tournaments in Białystok

Poker tourneys in Białystok are allowed under specific conditions. Tournaments are permitted as long as there are prizes and not real money to be won. Furthermore, big poker tournaments are held often in Podlachien! Upcoming tournaments can be seen in the tournament schedule.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Białystok

Further options are offered by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with tournaments in and around Białystok. With us you will find a small overview of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Białystok:

Live poker in casinos near by Białystok

You cannot currently play live poker in Białystok in any casino in the center. Podlachien located its casinos primarily in minor towns and outside the city center. It is certainly fast to get to them by car or public transport. The majority have additional their own transfer busses. In case you want to drive your own car, all casinos provide large park possibilities for poker players. Today you can enjoy a large selection of poker tournaments in each casino in Polska. There are as well tournament series and Poker Events where you can join. At you'll discover an overview, sorted by federal states, of every casinos running poker with their individual offering and all required information. Within a radius of Białystok you will see a nice selection of casinos with poker games with a acceptable travel time.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Białystok in private locations

In Białystok the judisdiction of the federal state Podlachien is in effect. In order be allowed to play poker home games in Białystok you must be aware of the following:

Is it a public poker game?

The poker game has to be played in public to establish criminal liability. A poker round is public after the jurisdiction in Podlachien, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". An example of this is the poker for substantial amounts of money in Białystok's bars, which theoretically anyone can enter. It's forbidden.

Does the homegame take place in Białystok as usual?

Based on legislation in Podlachien 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 regulardy, it is prohibited in private rooms in Białystok as well as in public. So, if cash games are hosted 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

The best and legal way to play poker in Białystok is online poker. There are many trustful poker platforms where you can poker for real cash. After some twenty years of online poker history, several providers proofed themselfes as the most trustful and consistent. We strongly recommend opening an account with these online poker networks and poker there. The poker games on offer are great, the choice is large, the player pool is numerous and the rake is not too high. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.