Poker in Limerick:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Limerick in Limerick with 58.319 citizens for money, you have to drive to a official casino or a poker room.

Just in national casinos in Limerick are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em legal, because according to legislation in Ireland poker is a game of luck. On this site we present you all the different options to play poker in Limerick and show you the legal framework in Limerick.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Limerick ?

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

Poker Cash Games can fulfill in Limerick and therefore also in Limerick the criminal offence of illegal gambling. Punishment according to these laws is if one organizes a public game of chance or plays in it.

Is poker a game of luck or not?

There is still no consisten decision whether poker is a game of luck or not. The law in Ireland and therefore also in Limerick says however that poker is to be rated as a game of chance. The difference is that state casinos in Limerick have a authorisation. Playing poker there is not prohibited.

Poker in restaurants in Limerick

Notably for pubs the criminal side is very harmful. There is possibility of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Limerick if you make yourself liable to prosecution.


  • Poker cash games are in principle forbidden in Ireland and therefore also in Limerick.
  • The casinos in Ireland have a permission.
  • Mostly it is very difficult for the authorities in Limerick 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 Limerick

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Limerick © Unsplash

Note: Poker for real money is not legal in public! You need use one of the many casinos in the region of Limerick. If you don't want to play in a casino but still don't wanna give up poker cash games, you can evaluate Home Games, which are strongly regulated.

  • Fitzpatrick's Casino Limerick ( Website )
    Tait's Corner, Glentworth St, Limerick City, Ireland
    +353 61 408 242/3
    - €30 sit down, 1/2 blinds. 4% rake capped at 15
    - €50 sit down, 1/1 blinds. 4% rake capped at 15
    - €100 sit down, 2/5 blinds. Sessions charges at €10 per hour per player

Poker tournaments in Limerick

Poker tourneys in Limerick are allowed under specific circumstances. Tournaments are legal as long as no real cash is paid out, but the award is a non-cash prize. In addition, big poker tournaments take place frequently in Limerick! Current tournaments can be seen in the tournament schedule.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Limerick

More alternatives are offered by the various poker clubs & poker rooms with in and around Limerick. With us you will find a small overview of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Limerick:

Live poker in casinos near by Limerick

Limerick itself unfortunately does not have a own casino with a poker floor. Limerick located its casinos generally in little cities and outside the heart of the city. It is though not a problem to visit them by car or public transport. The majority have even an own shuttle busses. In case you want to go by your own car, all casinos provide spacious parking facilities for poker players. Meanwhile, however, just every casino in Ireland is organizing poker games. There are many tourneys and events where you can participate. On our site you'll find an overview, organized by federal states, of all casinos running poker with their particular games and all other facts. After only a quick drive you can join legal poker games for real cash in one of the casinos around Limerick.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Limerick

  • Fitzpatrick's Casino Limerick ( Website )
    Tait's Corner, Glentworth St, Limerick City, Ireland

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Limerick in private locations

In Limerick the legislation of the federal state Limerick applies. In order to play legal poker home games in Limerick you must be aware of the following:

Do you play publicly?

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

Does the homegame take place in Limerick as usual?

Based on case law in Limerick 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 game takes place habitually, it is illegal in private rooms in Limerick as well as in public. For example, if money games are hosted for every week on the same 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 easiest and allowed way to play poker in Limerick is online poker. We list a list of reputable providers where you can officially play for real money in Ireland. After over 20 years of online poker history, several providers proofed themselfes as the most trustful and consistent. We strongly recommend opening an account with these sites and playing poker there. The poker tables on offer are excellent, the choice is extensive, the players are numerous and the rake is not too high. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.