Poker in Jönköping:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Jönköping in Jönköping with 93.797 residents for money, you have to drive to a national casino or a poker room.

Only in the official casinos in Jönköping are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em allowed, because according to legislation in Sweden poker is a game of luck. On this platform we explain you all the various possibilities to play poker in Jönköping and inform you about the legal framework in Jönköping.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Jönköping ?

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

Poker Cash Games can fulfill in Jönköping and thus also in Jönköping the criminal offence of illegal gambling. Poker players can be condemned based on these regulations if one hosts public gambling or participates in it.

Is poker a game of chance?

The problem of whether poker is a game of chance is still to be cleared. It is enough to know that the legislation in Sweden and therefore also in Jönköping defines poker as a game of chance. The state casinos in Sweden have of course a permission.

Poker in restaurants in Jönköping

Especially for restaurants the criminal side is very dangerous. There is possibility of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Jönköping if you make yourself liable to prosecution.


  • Poker cash games are generally not legal in Sweden and therefore also in Jönköping.
  • The casinos in Sweden have a authorisation.
  • Often it is very difficult for the authorities in Jönköping to prove 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 Jönköping

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Jönköping © Unsplash

Note: Real-money games are forbidden in Jönköping. You have to go to one of the various casinos in the area. Please read carefully the paragraph on Home Games if you want additional possibilities to play the game.

Poker tournaments in Jönköping

You can find many poker tourneys in Jönköping. Tournaments are allowed as long as no real money is paid out, but the award is a non-cash prize. In addition, great poker tournaments are held on a regular basis in Jönköping! Upcoming tournaments can be seen in the tournament schedule.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Jönköping

Additional alternatives are available by the various poker clubs & poker rooms with events in and around Jönköping. The poker scene in Jönköping is organized in many clubs & rooms and every year live poker events come to the city. Here is a good list:

Live poker in casinos near by Jönköping

There is no option to play live poker in Jönköping in any casino in the heart. Jönköping located its casinos mostly in minor places and outside the city center. It is however not a problem to get to them by car or public transport. Most have on top their own transfer busses. If you want to drive your own car, all casinos provide generous parking space for poker players. Meanwhile, every casino in Sweden regularly plans real money poker tournaments. There are some tournaments and poker events where you can enter. Here with us you'll discover an overview, structured by federal states, of all casinos running poker with their particular schedule and all other information. Within a radius of Jönköping you will see at least two casinos with acceptable travel times and attractive live poker games.

Best Poker Players from Jönköping

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

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Jönköping in private locations

In Jönköping the laws of the federal state Jönköping is in effect. If you want to organize allowed poker home games in Jönköping, you must be aware of these facts.

Is it a public poker game?

The poker game must be held in public to be criminal liable. A poker game is public after the jurisdiction in Jönköping, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". A good example of this is the poker for substantial amounts of money in Jönköping's pubs, which usually anyone can access. This is illegal.


Even a closed society can be considered public in Jönköping according to § 285 II StGB, if gambling takes place there according to law.If the poker round takes place habitually, it is illegal in private rooms in Jönköping as well as in public. So, if money games are played 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

The fastest and allowed option to play poker in Jönköping is online poker. We show a selection of trustful online sites where you can legally play for real money in Sweden. After many years of online poker history, several providers proofed themselfes as the most trustful and consistent. We strongly recommend opening an account with these platforms and poker there. The poker tables on offer are great, the choice is large, the player pool is numerous and the rake is reasonable. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.