Poker in Ludwigsburg:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Ludwigsburg in Baden-Württemberg with 93.499 (31. Dez. 2018) citizens for money, you have to visit to a official casino.

Only in the authorized casinos in Baden-Württemberg are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em legal, because according to law in Deutschland poker is a game of luck. On this website we inform you about all the various ways to play poker in Ludwigsburg and show you the legal framework in Baden-Württemberg.

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

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Ludwigsburg ?

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

Poker can meet in Baden-Württemberg and therefore as well in Ludwigsburg the element of the offence of illegal gambling §§ 284, 285 StGB. Punishment according to these laws is if one hosts a public game of chance or participates in it based on § 285 StGB.

Is poker in Baden-Württemberg defined as a game of luck?

The question of whether poker is a game of chance in the sense of the law has been unanswered for decades and there have been many hearings on the matter. However the legislation in Deutschland and therefore also in Ludwigsburg grades poker as a game of chance. The difference is that national casinos in Baden-Württemberg have a allowance under § 284 I StGB. Playing poker there is not prohibited.

That's why non-cash prize tournaments are allowed

Non-cash prize tournaments are the only type of poker legal in Ludwigsburg and are not defined as gambling. However, the prize may not be cashed out of the registration fees. This option lacks the constituent element of the offence stake and after the legislation in Deutschland there is therefore no gambling. There is no exact amount for a maximum registration fees for private tournaments in Ludwigsburg. But with 15€ you are on the safe harbour. In this case the relevance of the stake is lacking.

Poker in pubs in Ludwigsburg

Attention pubs & hosts! There is possibility of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Ludwigsburg if you make yourself liable to prosecution under § 284 StGB.

Conclusion

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

Cashgames
Cashgames: Real money poker games in Ludwigsburg © Unsplash

Real-money games are in general forbidden in Ludwigsburg. You have to visit one of the numerous casinos in the region of Ludwigsburg. If you don't want to go to a casino but still don't want to give up poker cash games, you can think about Home Games, which are strongly regulated.

Poker tournaments in Ludwigsburg

Poker Tournaments
Poker tournaments in Ludwigsburg © Kings Casino & Resport

You can find a wide range of poker tourneys in Ludwigsburg. Tournaments are allowed as long as no real cash is paid out, but the award is a non-cash prize. In addition, big poker tournaments are held often in Baden-Württemberg! Current tournaments can be seen in the tournament calendar. One of the most important poker tournaments in Baden-Württemberg is the German Poker Days with great prizes, like tickets to the King's Poker trip. On top there is also the Poker Bundesliga, which was likewise already in various cities in Baden-Württemberg to guest.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Ludwigsburg

Other alternatives are offered by the many poker clubs & rooms with poker events in and around Ludwigsburg. In Ludwigsburg there is a colourful club landscape with regular tournaments with non-cash prizes. Here is a helpful selection:

  • Pokerclub Zollernalb e.V.
  • 1. Pokerclub-Enzkreis e.V.
  • Nuts Live Poker
  • Piranha Poker
  • Poker Club Langenau e.V
  • 1. Pokerclub Enzkreis e.V
  • Heidenheimer Pokerklub HPC
  • Oops Poker Lounge
  • Vampire Poker
    Raugrundstraße 2, 75323 Bad Wildbad, Germany
  • Pokerverein Royal Flash Pforzheim e.V.
    Durlacher Str. 41, 75172 Pforzheim, Germany
  • Pokerverein-Fullhouse e.V. -Pforzheim
    Kaiser-Friedrich-Straße 33, 75172 Pforzheim, Germany
  • Poker-Schul-Freunde Rastatt e.V.
    Am Grün 25, 76437 Rastatt, Germany
  • re-turn skat und poker e.V.
    Stuttgarter Str. 106, 70736 Fellbach, Germany
  • Fullhouse e.V.
    Ernst-Abbe-Straße 16, 73431 Aalen, Germany
  • Ace Of Spades - Härtsfeld - Texas Hold'em Pokerclub
    Badbrunnenweg 2, 73450 Neresheim, Germany
  • Sinse city poker
    Lameystraße 14, 68165 Mannheim, Germany
  • Baden-Poker e.V.
    Sundgauallee 47, 79114 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Live poker in casinos near by Ludwigsburg

Casinos near by
Live poker in casinos near by Ludwigsburg © Kings Casino & Resport

In the city itself, there is no casino with poker rooms. Baden-Württemberg has its casinos generally in smaller places and outside the city center. It is however not a matter to access them by car or public transport. The majority have even their own shuttle facilities. In case you decide to use your own car, all casinos provide large parking lots for poker players. Nowadays, however, virtually each casino in Deutschland is planning poker games. There are a lot of poker tournaments and events where you can join. Here with us you'll see an overview, arranged by federal states, of all casinos running poker with their particular games and all important infos. Around Ludwigsburg you will see minimum two casinos with decent travel times and good live poker tables.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Ludwigsburg in private locations

Homegames
Homegames: Pokern for real money in Ludwigsburg © Unsplash

In Ludwigsburg the judisdiction of the federal state Baden-Württemberg is in effect. If you want to host allowed poker home games in Ludwigsburg, you must take care of these rules.

Is it a public poker round?

The poker game has to be organized in public to establish criminal liability. A poker event is public after the jurisdiction in Baden-Württemberg, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". The best example of this is the poker for big amounts of money in Ludwigsburg's pubs, which theoretically anyone can access. It's forbidden.

Does the homegame take place in Ludwigsburg as usual?

Even a closed society can be considered public in Baden-Württemberg based on § 285 II StGB, if gambling takes place there according to law.If the round takes place habitually, it is illegal in private rooms in Ludwigsburg as well as in public. For example, if money games are held 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

If you are looking for an easy way to play poker in Ludwigsburg, we recommend online poker. There are some established online sites where you can poker for real money. After some twenty years of online poker history, a couple of providers have emerged as the most reliable and consistent. We strongly recommend creating 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 rake is just fine. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.

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