Poker in Kecskemét:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Kecskemét in Bács-Kiskun with 110.813 inhabitants for money, you have to go to a official casino or a poker room.

Just in national casinos in Bács-Kiskun are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em legal, because according to legislation in Hungary poker is a game of luck. On this site we present you all the different ways to play poker in Kecskemét and explain you the legal framework in Bács-Kiskun.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Kecskemét ?

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

Poker Cash Games can fulfill in Bács-Kiskun and therefore as well in Kecskemét the criminal offence of illegal gambling. Punishment based on these laws is possible if one hosts a public game of luck or participates in it.

Is poker in Bács-Kiskun ranked as a game of luck?

The question of whether poker is a game of luck is still not answered. The legislation in Hungary and therefore also in Kecskemét says however that poker is to be defined as a game of luck.The national casinos in Hungary have for sure a allowance.

Poker in bars in Kecskemét

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


  • Poker cash games are generally not allowed in Hungary and therefore also in Kecskemét.
  • The casinos in Hungary have a state licence.
  • Often it is very difficult for the authorities in Kecskemét 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 Kecskemét

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Kecskemét © Unsplash

Attention: Poker for real money is not permitted in public! You need go to one of the numerous casinos in the region of Kecskemét. Please read the paragraph on Home Games if you need additional options.

Poker tournaments in Kecskemét

You can find many poker tourneys in Kecskemét. Tourneys are allowed as long as there are prizes and not real money to be won. In Kecskemét and the surrounding region there are frequent poker tournaments. Upcoming tournaments can be discovered in the tournament calendar.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Kecskemét

Further options are offered by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with in and around Kecskemét. We present you a good overview of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Kecskemét:

Live poker in casinos near by Kecskemét

You cannot currently play live poker in Kecskemét in any casino in the city center. Bács-Kiskun has its casinos mainly in small cities and outside the heart of the city. It is however no problem to visit them by car or public transport. Most have even an own shuttle facilities. If you want to use your own car, all casinos offer large parking lots for poker enthusiasts. Meanwhile you can find a large choice of poker tournaments in any casino in Hungary. There are different tourneys and events in which you can participate. On our site you'll discover a summary, sorted by federal states, of the best places running poker with their particular schedule and all required infos. In the area of Kecskemét you will see minimum two casinos with acceptable travel times and good live poker games.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Kecskemét

  • Grand Poker Club Hálózat ( Website )
    Kecskemét, Jókai u. 44, 6000 Hungary

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Kecskemét in private locations

In Kecskemét the judisdiction of the federal state Bács-Kiskun is in effect. If you want to host legal poker home games in Kecskemét, you must follow these rules.

Do you play publicly?

If the poker round is not public, it can be allowed in general and does not have to justify any criminal liability. A poker event is public after the jurisdiction in Bács-Kiskun, 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 Kecskemét's pubs, which normally anyone can join. It's forbidden.

How often does the homegame take place in Kecskemét?

Even a closed society can be considered public in Bács-Kiskun based on § 285 II StGB, if gambling takes place there according to law.If the poker game takes place habitually, it is not allowed in private rooms in Kecskemét as well as in public. For example, 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

If you are looking for the best way to play poker in Kecskemét, we can advise online poker. We present a top list of well known providers where you can legally play for real cash in Hungary. After some twenty years of online poker history, a couple of providers have emerged as the most trustful and stable. We strongly recommend creating an account with these sites and poker there. The poker games on offer are excellent, the options are extensive, the player pool is numerous and the fees are reasonable. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.