Poker in Hürth:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Hürth in Nordrhein-Westfalen with 60.189 (31. Dez. 2018) inhabitants for money, you have to visit to a official casino.

Just in national casinos in Nordrhein-Westfalen are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em permitted, because according to law in Deutschland poker is a game of luck. On this website we present you all the different options to play poker in Hürth and show you the legal framework in Nordrhein-Westfalen.

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

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Hürth ?

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

Poker can meet in Nordrhein-Westfalen and thus also in Hürth the element of the offence of illegal gambling §§ 284, 285 StGB. Poker players can be condemned according to these laws if one organizes public gambling or takes part in it according to § 285 StGB.

Is poker a game of chance?

The problem of whether poker is a game of luck in the sense of the law has been not cleared for decades and there have been countless treatises on the matter. However the jurisdiction in Deutschland and therefore also in Hürth defines poker as a game of chance. The national casinos in Deutschland have of course a permission under § 284 I StGB.

The exception of the non-cash prize tournaments

Non-cash prize tournaments are the only style of poker allowed in Hürth and are not defined as gambling. However, the winnings may not be paid out of the participation fees. This alternative misses the fact of case stake and according to the legislation in Deutschland there is therefore no gambling. There is no accurate amount for a maximum entry fee for private tournaments in Hürth. But with 15€ you are on the secure page. In this event the relevance of the stake is missing.

Poker in bars in Hürth

Notably for pubs the criminal side is very risky. There is high risk of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Hürth if you make yourself liable to prosecution under § 284 StGB.


  • Poker for real cash is in principle not legal in Deutschland and therefore also in Hürth, unless you do not play in public places or by habit.
  • An exception are the prize tournaments in Hürth, because according to the jurisdiction it's not defined as gambling due to lack of stakes.
  • The casinos in Deutschland have a permission.
  • Often it is very tricky for the authorities in Hürth 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 Hürth

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Hürth © Unsplash

In Hürth you are still not permitted to play a poker game for real money in general. If plan to poker for real money in Hürth, you will have to use casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the surrounding area. Please read carefully the paragraph on Home Games if you are looking for additional alternatives.

Poker tournaments in Hürth

Poker tourneys in Hürth are no problem under specific circumstances. Tournaments are legal as long as there are prizes and not real cash to be won. In Hürth and the surrounding region there are frequent poker tournaments. For an fast overview of the current tournaments in Hürth, please search for our tournament calendar. One of the most entertaining poker tournaments in Nordrhein-Westfalen is the German Poker Days with nice awards, like tickets to the King's Poker trip. Additionally there is still the Poker Bundesliga, which was likewise already in various cities in Nordrhein-Westfalen to guest.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Hürth

More options are available by the various poker clubs & rooms with events in and around Hürth. In Hürth there is a colourful poker room landscape with various tournaments with non-cash prizes. Here is a good list:

  • 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 Hürth

You can hardly play live poker in Hürth in any casino in the city center. Nordrhein-Westfalen has its casinos mostly in minor towns and outside the heart of the city. It is however no problem to get to them by car or public transport. The majority have even an own shuttle busses. If you want to drive your own car, all casinos provide large parking space for poker enthusiasts. Today, every casino in Deutschland routinely plans real money poker tournaments. There are many poker tournaments and events where you can register. Here with us you'll find a summary, sorted by federal states, of every casinos running poker with their individual schedule and all important facts. Within a radius of Hürth you will reach a nice selection of casinos with poker games with a acceptable driving time.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Hürth in private locations

In Hürth the legislation of the federal state Nordrhein-Westfalen applies. In order be allowed to play poker home games in Hürth you must follow of the following:

Is it a public poker round?

The poker game has to be held in public to be criminal liable. A poker game 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 the poker for big amounts of money in Hürth's bars, which theoretically anyone can join. This is illegal.

Does the homegame take place in Hürth as usual?

According to jurisdiction 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 round takes place habitually, it is not allowed in private rooms in Hürth as well as in public. For example, if money games are hosted for every week on the similar day, it does not matter if it is a private room or public. Both are not allowed.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

The easiest and legal way to play poker in Hürth is online poker. We present a selection of well known providers where you can legally play for real cash in Deutschland. After over 20 years of online poker history, a couple of providers proofed themselfes as the most reliable and stable. We strongly recommend creating an account with these platforms and playing poker there. The poker tables on offer are great, the choice is extensive, the player pool is numerous and the rake is just fine. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.