Poker in Ingolstadt:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Ingolstadt in Bayern with 136.981 (31. Dez. 2018) inhabitants for money, you have to visit to a state casino.

Just in national casinos in Bayern are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em legal, because according to jurisdiction in Deutschland poker is a game of luck. On this page we explain you all the available ways to play poker in Ingolstadt and show you the legal framework in Bayern.

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

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Ingolstadt ?

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

Poker can meet in Bayern and therefore also in Ingolstadt the criminal offence of illegal gambling §§ 284, 285 StGB. Punishment according to these regulations is not rare if one hosts a public game of luck or plays in it according to § 285 StGB.

Is poker in Bayern classified as a game of chance?

The problem of whether poker is a game of chance in the sense of the legislation has been arousing people's minds for many years and there have been countless hearings on the matter. However the legislation in Deutschland and therefore also in Ingolstadt 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

The single version of poker that is not seen as gambling in Ingolstadt is participation fee tournaments, also called prize tournaments. The tournament winner will receive a non-monetary prize as a prize, which is not allowed to be paid out of the registration fees. This variant lacks the constituent element of the offence stake and according to the law in Bayern it is therefore no gambling. There is no fixed amount for a maximum registration fees for private tournaments in Ingolstadt. But with 15€ you are on the secure page. In this situation the relevance of the stake is lacking.

Poker in bars in Ingolstadt

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


  • Poker for real cash is generally forbidden in Deutschland and therefore also in Ingolstadt, unless you do not play in public or regulary.
  • A derogation are the prize tournaments in Ingolstadt, because according to the legislation it's not defined as gambling due to lack of stakes.
  • The casinos in Deutschland have a authorisation.
  • Often it is very challenging for the authorities in Ingolstadt 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 Ingolstadt

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Ingolstadt © Unsplash

Attention: Poker for real money is not legal in public! You must use one of the various casinos in the region of Ingolstadt. If you don't want to play in a casino but still don't want to miss poker cash games, you can switch to Home Games, which are strongly regulated.

Poker tournaments in Ingolstadt

There are many poker tournaments in Ingolstadt. Tourneys are allowed as long as there are prizes and not real cash to be won. Furthermore, great poker tournaments are held often in Bayern! For an quick overview of the upcoming tournaments in Ingolstadt, please inform yourself about our tournament schedule. Did you know that, at the German Poker Days you can win a entry to the King's Poker trip with the King's Special in Bayern. The Poker Bundesliga is also a recurring guest in the cities in Bayern.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Ingolstadt

More options are offered by the many poker clubs & rooms with in and around Ingolstadt. The poker landscape in Ingolstadt is organized in many clubs & rooms and every year live poker events come to the city. Here is a small overview:

  • Allgäuer Poker Club
  • Card Club Nürnberg
  • River Card Club e.V
  • Pokerclub Lauf e.V
  • Big Blind Bamberg
  • Freerollers Fürth
  • Isar-Poker München e.V.
  • Lifestyle Poker Club Augsburg e.V.
  • Pokerclub Straubing-Tilters
    Innere Passauer Str. 41 a, 94315 Straubing, Germany
  • Allgäuer Pokerclub e.V.
    Nachtangerstraße 12, 86807 Buchloe, Germany
  • Poker-Schlacht
    Rosenheimer Str. 98, 81669 München, Germany
  • Royal Flush Regensburg
    Kirchfeldallee 4, 93055 Regensburg, Germany
  • German Federation of Poker e. V.
    Marsweg 2, 93055 Regensburg, Germany
  • Deutscher Poker Sportbund
    Marsweg 2, 93055 Regensburg, Germany
  • F-Town Poker
    Amalienstraße 35a, 90763 Fürth, Germany
  • Langwegas 1. Pokerclub Langwasser e.V.
    Wettersteinstraße 53, 90471 Nürnberg, Germany
  • 1. Pokerclub Lauf e.V.
    Hersbrucker Str. 30, 91207 Lauf an der Pegnitz, Germany
  • 1. Pokerverein Augsburg Lechhausen 2010 e. V.
    Untere Jakobermauer 2, 86152 Augsburg, Germany
  • Poker-Verein und Live Poker
    Sieboldstraße 4, 81669 München, Germany

Live poker in casinos near by Ingolstadt

In the center of Ingolstadt you will currently not see a casino with poker rooms. Bayern located its casinos mostly in minor towns and outside the city center. It is however not a problem to reach them by car or public transport. The majority have on top their own transfer busses. In case you decide to go by your own car, all casinos offer spacious parking facilities for poker players. This year, every casino in Deutschland regularly runs real money poker games. There are a lot of games and poker events that you can enter. On this site you'll discover a summary, arranged by federal states, of all places offering poker with their precise offering and all other facts. Within a radius of Ingolstadt you will get to at least two casinos with decent driving times and good live poker tables.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Ingolstadt in private locations

In Ingolstadt the judisdiction of the federal state Bayern applies. If you want to host legal poker home games in Ingolstadt, you must follow these rules.

Do you play publicly?

If the poker round is not public, it can be legal in general and does not have to justify any criminal liability. A poker game is public after the jurisdiction in Bayern, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". An example of this is the poker for high amounts of money in Ingolstadt's bars, which theoretically anyone can enter. Attention, this is forbidden!

How often does the homegame take place in Ingolstadt?

Even a closed society can be considered public in Bayern according to § 285 II StGB, if gambling takes place there according to law.If the poker game takes place regulardy, it is illegal in private rooms in Ingolstadt as well as in public. So, if money games are played 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 best and legal way to play poker in Ingolstadt is online poker. We list a list of well known poker platforms where you can officially play for real money 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 tables on offer are great, the choice is extensive, the players are numerous and the fees are just fine. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.