Poker in Gävle:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Gävle in Gävleborg with 74.884 residents for money, you have to drive to a national casino or a poker room.

Just in national casinos in Gävleborg are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em legal, because according to law in Sweden poker is a game of luck. On this online site we show you all the various possibilities to play poker in Gävle and inform you about the legal framework in Gävleborg.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Gävle ?

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

Poker Cash Games can meet in Gävleborg and thus as well in Gävle the element of the offence of illegal gambling. Punishment based on these regulations is not rare if one hosts a public game of luck or takes part in it.

Is poker a game of luck or not?

There is still no uniform decision whether poker is a game of luck or not. However the jurisdiction in Sweden and therefore also in Gävle rates poker as a game of chance. The difference is that national casinos in Gävleborg have a allowance. Playing poker there is allowed.

Poker in bars in Gävle

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


  • Poker cash games are basically not allowed in Sweden and therefore also in Gävle.
  • The casinos in Sweden have a licence.
  • Mostly it is very hard for the authorities in Gävle to evidence 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 Gävle

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Gävle © Unsplash

Note: Poker for real money is not legal in public! You must travel to one of the many casinos in the area. Please read carefully the text on Home Games if you are looking for further options.

Poker tournaments in Gävle

There are a big number of poker tournaments in Gävle. These are allowed as long as there are prizes and not real money to be won. In Gävle and the surrounding area there are regular poker tournaments. Upcoming tournaments can be found in the tournament schedule.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Gävle

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

Live poker in casinos near by Gävle

In the city itself, there is no casino with poker offer. Gävleborg has its casinos generally in small places and outside the heart of the city. It is certainly fast to visit them by car or public transport. Most have additional an own shuttle service. In case you want to go by your own car, all casinos offer spacious parking space for poker players. Nowadays, however, just every casino in Sweden is planning poker tournaments. There are a lot of tourneys and events in which you can join. Here with us you'll find an overview, arranged by federal states, of all places running poker with their individual games and all important facts. Around Gävle you will see minimum two casinos with ok driving times and solid live poker offers.

Best Poker Players from Gävle

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

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Gävle in private locations

In Gävle the judisdiction of the federal state Gävleborg is in effect. In order to play legal poker home games in Gävle you must follow of the following:

Is the poker game in Gävle public?

The poker game must be hosted in public to be criminal liable. A poker event is public after the jurisdiction in Gävleborg, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". The best example of this is cash games in pubs in Gävle that anyone could access. This is illegal.

Does the homegame take place in Gävle as usual?

Even a closed society can be considered public in Gävleborg according to § 285 II StGB, if gambling takes place there according to law.If the round takes place regulardy, it is prohibited in private rooms in Gävle as well as in public. So, if money games are held for every week on the similar day, it does not matter if it is a private room or not. Both are not allowed.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

If you are searching for an easy option to play poker in Gävle, we recommend online poker. There are a alot of well known online sites where you can poker for real money. After decades of online poker history, several providers proofed themselfes as the most trustful and consistent. We strongly recommend creating an account with these platforms and poker there. The poker tables on offer are great, the choice is extensive, the player pool is numerous and the fees are not too high. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.