Poker in Duisburg:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

gambling for real money in Duisburg in Nordrhein-Westfalen with 498.590 (31. Dez. 2018) citizens, is only possible in casinos.

In Duisburg and throughout Nordrhein-Westfalen, poker is classified as a game of luck. For this reason, it is just allowed in casinos to gamble for real money. On this website we show you all the various ways to play poker in Duisburg and clarify the legal framework in Nordrhein-Westfalen.

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

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Duisburg ?

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

Poker can meet in Nordrhein-Westfalen and therefore also in Duisburg the criminal offence of illegal gambling §§ 284, 285 StGB. Players can be sentenced based on these laws if one helds public gambling or participates in it according to § 285 StGB.

Is poker a game of luck or not?

There is still no uniform ruling whether poker is a game of luck or not. However the jurisdiction in Deutschland and therefore also in Duisburg defines poker as a game of chance. The difference is that national casinos in Nordrhein-Westfalen have a authorisation under § 284 I StGB. Playing poker there is not prohibited.

Not inconsiderable use, exception: material prize tournaments

Non-cash prize tournaments are the only form of poker not prohibited in Duisburg and are not seen as gambling. The tournament winner will receive a non-monetary prize as a prize, which may not be cashed out of the registration fees. This variant misses the constituent element of the offence stake and after the jurisdiction in Nordrhein-Westfalen it is therefore no gambling. There is no fixed amount for a maximum entrance fees for private tournaments in Duisburg. But with 15€ you are on the secure page. In this situation the relevance of the stake is lacking.

Poker in pubs in Duisburg

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


  • Poker for real cash is in principle prohibited in Deutschland and therefore also in Duisburg, unless you do not play in public or regulary.
  • A derogation are the prize tournaments in Duisburg, because following the jurisdiction there is no gambling due to lack of stakes.
  • The casinos in Deutschland have a state licence.
  • Mostly it is very challenging for the authorities in Duisburg 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 Duisburg

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Duisburg © Unsplash

Cash games are in general illegal in Duisburg. If like to play poker for real money in Duisburg, you will need to go to casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the surrounding area. Please read carefully the text on Home Games if you are searching for additional possibilities to play the game.

Poker tournaments in Duisburg

There are a lot poker tourneys in Duisburg. Tourneys are accepted as long as there are prizes and not real money to be won. Furthermore, great poker tournaments are held frequently in Nordrhein-Westfalen! For an quick overview of the current tournaments in Duisburg, please search for our tournament schedule. One of the most entertaining poker tournaments in Nordrhein-Westfalen is the German Poker Days with nice prizes, like packages to the King's Poker trip. On top there is still the Poker Bundesliga, which was likewise already in different cities in Nordrhein-Westfalen to guest.

Past Tournaments

  • € 300 + 30 No Limi tHold'em ( Website )
    Casino Duisburg, 26-Jun-2016
  • € 300 + 30 No Limi tHold'em ( Website )
    Casino Duisburg, 26-Jun-2016
  • € 300 + 30 No Limi tHold'em ( Website )
    Casino Duisburg, 26-Jun-2016
  • € 300 + 30 No Limi tHold'em ( Website )
    Casino Duisburg, 26-Jun-2016
  • € 300 + 30 No Limit Hold'em ( Website )
    Casino Duisburg, 10-Jul-2015
  • € 300 + 30 No Limit Hold'em ( Website )
    Casino Duisburg, 10-Jul-2015
  • € 300 + 30 No Limit Hold'em ( Website )
    Casino Duisburg, 10-Jul-2015
  • € 300 + 30 No Limit Hold'em ( Website )
    Casino Duisburg, 10-Jul-2015
  • € 500 No Limit Hold'em ( Website )
    Casino Duisburg, 19-May-2013
  • € 500 No Limit Hold'em ( Website )
    Casino Duisburg, 19-May-2013

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Duisburg

Additional alternatives are offered by the many poker clubs & rooms with events in and around Duisburg. We present you a good selection of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Duisburg:

  • Entertainment Poker Hürth e.V.
  • Texas Hold'em Club Bochum
  • Allin-Pokerfreunde Niederrhein e.V.
  • Angry Dice e.V.
  • One-Out-Club Willich-Anrath e.V.
  • Poker Live Köln
    Weidengasse 54, 50668 Köln, Germany
  • Deaf Poker Wiesbaden e.V.
    Hessenring 8, 65474 Bischofsheim, Germany
  • Mülheim Poker und Integrationsverein e.V.
    Goethestraße 19, 45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
  • Big ALs Poker e.V.
    Hanns-Lamers-Platz 2A, 47533 Kleve, Germany
  • Shark Poker
    Sodinger Str. 561a, 44628 Herne, Germany
  • Halle37 - Clubhaus vom Pokerclub und Rennbahnclub
    Heinkelstraße 37, 48712 Gescher, Germany
  • Poker-Freunde Ratingen e. V.
    Fichtenhain 11, 40885 Ratingen, Germany
  • V.I.P. Pokerverein e.V. c/o Ismail Bulut
    Bachstraße 54, 41239 Mönchengladbach, Germany
  • Cyber Lounge Poker Club e.V.
    Kölner Str. 248, 40227 Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Down-Under-Poker-Verein e.V.
    Saarbrücker Str. 42, 42289 Wuppertal, Germany
  • Pokerverein Wupper Poker e.V.
    Kapellenweg 73, 42285 Wuppertal, Germany
  • Hold em Cologne e.V.
    Barbarastraße 3, 50735 Köln, Germany
  • Astro Poker Hürth e.V.
    Severinusstraße 42, 50354 Hürth, Germany
  • OTC-Pokerverein Viersen e.V.
    Gladbacher Str. 189, 41747 Viersen, Germany

Live poker in casinos near by Duisburg

You cannot currently play live poker in Duisburg in any casino in the city center. Nordrhein-Westfalen has its casinos mainly in minor places and outside the city center. It is certainly fast to visit them by car or public transport. The majority have on top an own transfer facilities. If you want to drive your own car, all casinos offer large parking facilities for poker players. This year, however, nearly each casino in Deutschland is organizing poker tournaments. There are many poker tournaments and events where you can join. Here with us you'll get a list, organized by federal states, of the best places offering poker with their particular schedule and all required information. Around Duisburg you will get to a good range of casinos with poker tables with a decent travel time.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Duisburg

  • Casino Duisburg ( Website )
    Königstr.55, 47051 Duisburg

Best Poker Players from Duisburg

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

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Duisburg in private locations

In Duisburg the legislation of the federal state Nordrhein-Westfalen applies. If you want to host allowed poker home games in Duisburg, you must follow these rules.

Is the poker game in Duisburg public?

The poker game needs to be hosted in public to establish criminal liability. A poker event is public after the jurisdiction in Nordrhein-Westfalen, 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 Duisburg that anyone could join. This is illegal.

Does the homegame take place in Duisburg as usual?

Based on case law in Nordrhein-Westfalen 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 not allowed in private rooms in Duisburg as well as in public. For example, if money games are held 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 fastest and not prohibited option to play poker in Duisburg is online poker. We list a selection of trustful online sites where you can legally play for real cash in Deutschland. After many years of online poker history, several providers have emerged as the most reliable and consistent. We strongly recommend opening an account with these sites and playing poker there. The poker games on offer are great, the options are extensive, the players are numerous and the rake is not too high. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.