Poker in Bordeaux:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Bordeaux in Nouvelle-Aquitaine with 246.586 citizens for money, you have to drive to a national casino or a poker room.

Just in authorized casinos in Nouvelle-Aquitaine are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em permitted, because according to law in France poker is a game of luck. On this page we show you all the available options to play poker in Bordeaux and explain you the legal framework in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Bordeaux ?

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

Poker Cash Games can meet in Nouvelle-Aquitaine and therefore also in Bordeaux the criminal offence of illegal gambling. One can be sentenced according to these regulations if one hosts public gambling or participates in it.

Is poker a game of luck or not?

The question 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 countless hearings on the subject. However the legislation in France and therefore also in Bordeaux rates poker as a game of chance. The national casinos in France have of course a authorisation.

Poker in restaurants in Bordeaux

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

Conclusion

  • Poker cash games are generally not allowed in France and therefore also in Bordeaux.
  • The casinos in France have a authorisation.
  • Often it is very hard for the authorities in Bordeaux 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 Bordeaux

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Bordeaux © Unsplash

Entering poker cash games for real money is not legal in public. You have to use one of the numerous casinos in the region of Bordeaux. If you don't want to enter a casino but still don't wanna give up poker cash games, you can think about Home Games, which are highly regulated.

Poker tournaments in Bordeaux

You can find a big number of poker tourneys in Bordeaux. Tourneys are accepted as long as there are prizes and not real money to be won. Furthermore, big poker tournaments are held on a regular basis in Nouvelle-Aquitaine! Current tournaments can be found in the tournament calendar.

Past Tournaments

  • € 200 + 20 No Limit Hold'em - Knockout ( Website )
    Casino Barrière de Bordeaux, 24-Feb-2019
  • € 125 + 25 No Limit Hold'em - Survivor ( Website )
    Casino Barrière de Bordeaux, 24-Feb-2019
  • € 200 + 20 No Limit Hold'em - Knockout ( Website )
    Casino Barrière de Bordeaux, 24-Feb-2019
  • € 125 + 25 No Limit Hold'em - Survivor ( Website )
    Casino Barrière de Bordeaux, 24-Feb-2019
  • € 900 + 100 No Limit Hold'em - Masters ( Website )
    Casino Barrière de Bordeaux, 23-Feb-2019
  • € 900 + 100 No Limit Hold'em - Masters ( Website )
    Casino Barrière de Bordeaux, 23-Feb-2019
  • € 500 + 70 No Limit Hold'em - BPT Main Event ( Website )
    Casino Barrière de Bordeaux, 22-Feb-2019
  • € 500 + 70 No Limit Hold'em - BPT Main Event ( Website )
    Casino Barrière de Bordeaux, 22-Feb-2019
  • € 125 + 25 No Limit Hold'em - Turbo 8 ( Website )
    Casino Barrière de Bordeaux, 25-Feb-2018
  • € 125 + 25 No Limit Hold'em - Turbo 8 ( Website )
    Casino Barrière de Bordeaux, 25-Feb-2018

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Bordeaux

Additional options are available by the various poker clubs & poker rooms with tournaments in and around Bordeaux. In Bordeaux there is a diverese club landscape with regular tournaments with non-cash prizes. Here is a small overview:

Live poker in casinos near by Bordeaux

There is no option to play live poker in Bordeaux in any casino in the heart. Nouvelle-Aquitaine has its casinos mainly in small cities and outside the city center. It is however not a problem to get to them by car or public transport. Most have additional an own shuttle facilities. In case you want to go by your own car, all casinos provide spacious parking lots for poker players. Today, every casino in France routinely offers real money poker games. There is a variety of tournaments and events that you can play. At Poker-in.com you'll discover a list, arranged by federal states, of the best places offering poker with their particular schedule and all important information. Within a radius of Bordeaux you will be able to reach a nice range of casinos with poker tables with a ok travel time.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux Poker Club ( Website )
    9 Place Saint-Martial, 33300 Bordeaux, France
  • Casino Barrière de Bordeaux ( Website )
    Rue du Cardinal Richaud, 33300 Bordeaux, France
  • Pokersphere Bordeaux ( Website )
    107 Cours Balguerie Stuttenberg, 33300 Bordeaux, France

Best Poker Players from Bordeaux

The following list shows you the Top 10 poker players with the highest tournament winnings from Bordeaux.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Bordeaux in private locations

In Bordeaux the laws of the federal state Nouvelle-Aquitaine applies. If you want to hold allowed poker home games in Bordeaux, you must follow these rules.

Does the game take place publicly in Bordeaux?

If the poker game is not public, it can be legal in general and does not have to justify any criminal liability. A poker game is public after the jurisdiction in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 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 Bordeaux that anyone could enter. It's forbidden.

How regularly does the homegame take place in Bordeaux?

According to jurisdiction in Nouvelle-Aquitaine 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 round takes place regulardy, it is illegal in private rooms in Bordeaux as well as in public. For example, if money games are hosted for every week on the similar day, it does not matter if it is a private room or not. Both are illegal.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

The best and allowed option to play poker in Bordeaux is online poker. There are a alot of well known poker sites where you can play poker for real money. After decades of online poker history, several providers have emerged as the most trustful and stable. We strongly recommend creating an account with these poker sites and playing poker there. The poker games on offer are excellent, the options are large, the players are numerous and the rake is just fine. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.

 updated: 05.12.2020
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