Poker in Bremen:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

Poker for real money in Bremen in Bremen with 569.352 (31. Dez. 2018) citizens, is only allowed in casinos.

In Bremen and across Bremen, poker is considered a game of luck. Because of this, it is solely legal in casinos to poker for real cash. On this platform we inform you about all the various ways to play poker in Bremen and clarify the legal framework in Bremen.

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

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Bremen ?

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

Poker can meet in Bremen and thus also in Bremen 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 takes part in it according to § 285 StGB.

Is poker in Bremen defined as a game of chance?

The decision of whether poker is a game of chance in the sense of the legislation has been a topic for many years and there have been many treatises on the subject. The legislation in Deutschland and therefore also in Bremen says however that poker is to be classified as a game of chance.The state casinos in Deutschland have for sure a allowance under § 284 I StGB.

The exception of the non-cash prize tournaments

Non-cash prize tournaments are the only form of poker allowed in Bremen and are not defined as gambling. The tournament winner will win a non-monetary prize as a prize, which is not allowed to be paid out of the tournament fees. This option misses the element of crime stake and according to the legislation in Deutschland there is therefore no gambling. There is no fixed amount for a maximum participation fee for private tournaments in Bremen. But with 15€ you are on the safe harbour. In this situation the relevance of the stake is missing.

Poker in bars in Bremen

Risk for the pubs & hosts: There is possibility of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Bremen if you make yourself liable to prosecution under § 284 StGB.

Conclusion

  • Playing poker for real cash is generally not allowed in Deutschland and therefore also in Bremen, unless you do not play in public places or by habit.
  • An exception are the prize tourney in Bremen, because according to the jurisdiction it's not defined as gambling due to lack of stakes.
  • The casinos in Deutschland have a authorisation.
  • Often it is very difficult for the authorities in Bremen to verify 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 Bremen

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Bremen © Unsplash

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

Poker tournaments in Bremen

Poker tournaments in Bremen are no problem under specific circumstances. Tournaments are legal as long as no real cash is paid out, but the win is a non-cash prize. In Bremen and the surrounding region there are frequent poker tournaments. Upcoming tournaments can be discovered in the tournament calendar. One of the best poker tournaments in Bremen is the German Poker Days with nice prizes, like packages to the King's Poker trip. The Poker Bundesliga is also a constant organizer of poker tournaments in the cities in Bremen.

Past Tournaments

  • € 100 + 10 Side Event
    Casino Bremen, 12-Apr-2013
  • € 100 + 10 Side Event
    Casino Bremen, 12-Apr-2013
  • € 100 + 10 Side Event
    Casino Bremen, 12-Apr-2013
  • € 100 + 10 Side Event
    Casino Bremen, 12-Apr-2013
  • € 1,010 + 100 No Limit Hold'em
    Casino Bremen, 21-Sep-2012
  • € 1,010 + 100 No Limit Hold'em
    Casino Bremen, 21-Sep-2012
  • € 1,010 + 100 No Limit Hold'em
    Casino Bremen, 21-Sep-2012
  • € 1,010 + 100 No Limit Hold'em
    Casino Bremen, 21-Sep-2012
  • € 200 + 20 Pot Limit Omaha
    Casino Bremen, 05-May-2012
  • € 200 + 20 Pot Limit Omaha
    Casino Bremen, 05-May-2012

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Bremen

Other options are available by the various poker clubs & rooms with in and around Bremen. The poker landscape in Bremen is organized in many clubs & rooms and every year live poker events come to the city. Here is a helpful overview:

  • Bad Beat Bremerhaven e.V.

Live poker in casinos near by Bremen

Bremen itself regrettably does not provide a proper casino with a poker floor. Bremen has its casinos usually in little cities and outside the city center. It is though not a matter to visit them by car or public transport. The majority have even their own transfer facilities. If you want to use your own car, all casinos provide extensive parking lots for poker enthusiasts. Meanwhile you can join a large selection of poker tournaments in each casino in Deutschland. There are some tournaments and poker events where you can join. On this site you'll discover an overview, sorted by federal states, of the best places running poker with their particular offering and all other information. Near Bremen you will reach a nice range of casinos with poker games with a ok driving time.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Bremen

  • Casino Bremen
    Schlachte 26, 28195 Bremen

Best Poker Players from Bremen

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

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Bremen in private locations

In Bremen the legislation of the federal state Bremen is in effect. If you want to hold allowed poker home games in Bremen, you must be aware of these points.

If the poker game is not public, it can be legal in principle and does not have to justify any criminal liability. A poker game is public after the jurisdiction in Bremen, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". The best example of this is the poker for high stakes of money in Bremen's bars, which usually anyone can access. Attention, this is forbidden!

Habituality

Based on jurisdiction in Bremen 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 habitually, it is not allowed in private rooms in Bremen as well as in public. So, if cash games are organized 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

If you are searching for a fast option to play poker in Bremen, we recommend online poker. There are many popular providers where you can play for real money. After over 20 years of online poker history, a couple of providers have emerged as the most trustful and stable. We strongly recommend opening an account with these platforms and playing poker there. The poker tables on offer are great, the options are extensive, the players are numerous and the fees are reasonable. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.

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