Poker in Hasselt:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Hasselt in Flandern Flandern with 77.124 residents for money, you have to drive to a national casino or a poker room.

Only in the official casinos in Flandern Flandern are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em allowed, because according to law in Belgique poker is a game of luck. On this site we explain you all the available ways to play poker in Hasselt and clarify the legal framework in Flandern Flandern.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Hasselt ?

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

Poker Cash Games can fulfill in Flandern Flandern and thus as well in Hasselt the element of the offence of illegal gambling. Punishment based on these regulations is if one organizes a public game of chance or participates in it.

Is poker in Flandern Flandern classified as a game of luck?

The problem of whether poker is a game of luck is still to be answered. The law in Belgique and therefore also in Hasselt says however that poker is to be classified as a game of chance.The state casinos in Belgique have of course a authorisation.

Poker in restaurants in Hasselt

Particulary for pubs the criminal side is very risky. There is the danger of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Hasselt if you make yourself liable to prosecution.

Result

  • Poker cash games are basically not legal in Belgique and therefore also in Hasselt.
  • The casinos in Belgique have a licence.
  • Mostly it is very tricky for the authorities in Hasselt 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 Hasselt

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Hasselt © Unsplash

Note: Poker for real money is not permitted in public! You have to go to one of the various casinos in the area. Please read the paragraph on Home Games if you want further options.

Poker tournaments in Hasselt

You can find many poker tournaments in Hasselt. Tournaments are permitted as long as there are prizes and not real money to be won. In Hasselt and the surrounding region there are frequent poker tournaments. Upcoming tournaments can be discovered in the tournament schedule.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Hasselt

Other alternatives are offered by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with tournaments in and around Hasselt. Here you can see a good selection of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Hasselt:

Live poker in casinos near by Hasselt

Hasselt itself sadly does not provide a own casino with a poker floor. Flandern Flandern has its casinos mostly in little places and outside the city center. It is though not a problem to visit them by car or public transport. The majority have on top an own transfer facilities. If you want to go by your own car, all casinos provide spacious parking facilities for poker players. This year, however, virtually every casino in Belgique is organizing poker games. There are some tourneys and events in which you can play. At Poker-in.com you'll discover a list, organized by federal states, of every places running poker with their individual games and all required information. After only a short drive you can play legal poker for money in one of the casinos around Hasselt.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Hasselt in private locations

In Hasselt the judisdiction of the federal state Flandern Flandern applies. If you want to organize allowed poker home games in Hasselt, you must take care of these points.

Does the game take place publicly in Hasselt?

The poker game has to be organized in public to be criminal liable. A poker round is public after the jurisdiction in Flandern Flandern, 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 Hasselt's pubs, which theoretically anyone can access. It's forbidden.

How often does the homegame take place in Hasselt?

Based on case law in Flandern Flandern 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 not allowed in private rooms in Hasselt as well as in public. So, if cash 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

The fastest and allowed way to play poker in Hasselt is online poker. We list a selection of trustful poker sites where you can legally play for real money in Belgique. After some twenty years of online poker history, several providers have emerged as the most trustful and stable. We strongly recommend opening an account with these poker platforms and playing poker there. The poker tables on offer are excellent, the choice is large, the player pool is numerous and the fees are just fine. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.

 updated: 04.12.2020
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