Poker in Diez:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

Poker for real money in Diez in Rheinland-Pfalz with 11.074 (31. Dez. 2018) residents, is just permitted in casinos.

In Diez and throughout Rheinland-Pfalz, poker is considered a game of luck. That is why, it is only allowed in casinos to poker for real money. On this page we show you all the various possibilities to play poker in Diez and explain you the legal framework in Rheinland-Pfalz.

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

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Diez ?

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

Poker can fulfill in Rheinland-Pfalz and thus as well in Diez the element of the offence of illegal gambling §§ 284, 285 StGB. Poker players can be condemned based on these regulations if one hosts public gambling or participates in it based on § 285 StGB.

Is poker in Rheinland-Pfalz classified as a game of chance?

There is still no uniform ruling whether poker is a game of chance or not. The law in Deutschland and therefore also in Diez says however that poker is to be defined as a game of chance. The difference is that national casinos in Rheinland-Pfalz have a allowance under § 284 I StGB. Playing poker there is legal.

The derogation of the non-cash prize tournaments

The only form of poker that is not considered gambling in Diez is participation fee tournaments, also called prize tournaments. The tournament winner will win a non-cash prize as a prize, which is not allowed to be paid out of the entry fees. This version misses the element of crime stake and based on the jurisdiction in Rheinland-Pfalz it is therefore no gambling. The maximum tolerated amount of the entrance fees is controversial, however, with 15 euros one is as an host or participant of non-cash prize tournaments in Diez but usually on the safe harbour. According to case law, the relevance of the stake is then missing.

Poker in restaurants in Diez

Especially for restaurants the criminal side is very harmful. There is possibility of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Diez if you make yourself liable to prosecution under § 284 StGB.


  • Poker for real money is generally forbidden in Deutschland and therefore also in Diez, unless you do not play in public places or regulary.
  • An exception are the prize tournaments in Diez, because following the legislation it's not defined as gambling due to lack of stakes.
  • The casinos in Deutschland have a licence.
  • Often it is very difficult for the authorities in Diez to evidence 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 Diez

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Diez © Unsplash

Note: Cash games are illegal in Diez. If like to join poker games for cash in Diez, you will need to travel to casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the surrounding area. Please read carefully the paragraph on Home Games if you are looking for more possibilities to play the game.

Poker tournaments in Diez

There are many poker tourneys in Diez. Tournaments are permitted as long as no real cash is paid out, but the prize is a non-cash prize. Furthermore, big poker tournaments are held regularly in Rheinland-Pfalz! For an full list of the current tournaments in Diez, please check out our tournament schedule. One of the best poker tournaments in Rheinland-Pfalz is the German Poker Days with great prizes, like tickets to the King's Poker trip. Additionally there is as well the Poker Bundesliga, which was likewise already in various cities in Rheinland-Pfalz to guest.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Diez

Other alternatives are available by the many poker clubs & rooms with poker events in and around Diez. In Diez there is a colourful poker room scene with regular tournaments with non-cash prizes. Here is a helpful overview:

Live poker in casinos near by Diez

You cannot currently play live poker in Diez in any casino in the center. Rheinland-Pfalz has its casinos mostly in smaller cities and outside the city center. It is certainly not a matter to visit them by car or public transport. The majority have even an own shuttle busses. If you want to go by your own car, all casinos offer spacious park possibilities for poker enthusiasts. Meanwhile, every casino in Deutschland regularly organizes real money poker tournaments. There are as well tournament series and Poker Events in which you can enter. At you'll find an overview, arranged by federal states, of the best casinos offering poker with their particular schedule and all other facts. Within a radius of Diez you will see a good variety of casinos with poker games with a reasonable travel time.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Diez in private locations

In Diez the judisdiction of the federal state Rheinland-Pfalz applies. If you want to organize legal poker home games in Diez, you must follow these facts.

Is the game in Diez public?

If the poker game is not public, it can be allowed in principle and does not have to justify any criminal liability. A poker event is public after the jurisdiction in Rheinland-Pfalz, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". An example of this is cash games in pubs in Diez that anyone could enter. This is illegal.

How often does the homegame take place in Diez?

Even a closed society can be considered public in Rheinland-Pfalz according to § 285 II StGB, if gambling takes place there according to law.If the poker game takes place habitually, it is prohibited in private rooms in Diez as well as in public. So, 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 illegal.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

If you are looking for an easy option to play poker in Diez, we recommend online poker. There are many well known poker sites where you can play for real money. After some twenty years of online poker history, a couple of providers proofed themselfes as the most reliable and stable. We strongly recommend opening an account with these online poker networks and playing poker there. The poker tables on offer are excellent, the choice is extensive, the players are numerous and the fees are not too high. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.