Poker in Marbella:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Marbella in Andalusien Andalusien with 141.463 citizens for money, you have to drive to a state casino or a poker room.

Only in the authorized casinos in Andalusien Andalusien are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em legal, because according to jurisdiction in España poker is a game of luck. On this site we show you all the available possibilities to play poker in Marbella and explain you the legal framework in Andalusien Andalusien.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Marbella ?

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

Poker Cash Games can meet in Andalusien Andalusien and therefore as well in Marbella the element of the offence of illegal gambling. Punishment based on these laws is if one organizes a public game of luck or participates in it.

Is poker a game of luck or not?

The problem of whether poker is a game of chance is still unanswered. The jurisdiction in España and therefore also in Marbella says however that poker is to be rated as a game of chance.The state casinos in España have for sure a allowance.

Poker in pubs in Marbella

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


  • Poker cash games are in principle forbidden in España and therefore also in Marbella.
  • The casinos in España have a permission.
  • Often it is very difficult for the authorities in Marbella to evidence 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 Marbella

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Marbella © Unsplash

Caution: Poker for real money is not legal in public! If would like to to enter games for cash in Marbella, you will have to go to casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the near area. If you don't want to play in a casino but still don't want to miss poker cash games, you can think about Home Games, which are strongly regulated.

Poker tournaments in Marbella

Poker tournaments in Marbella are no problem under certain circumstances. Tournaments are accepted as long as there are prizes and not real cash to be won. In Marbella and the surrounding region there are regular poker tournaments. Upcoming tournaments can be found in the tournament calendar.

Past Tournaments

  • € 170 + 20 No Limit Hold'em - Super Stack ( Website )
    Casino Marbella, 07-Feb-2019
  • € 340 + 40 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event ( Website )
    Casino Marbella, 14-Nov-2018
  • € 460 + 40 No Limit Hold'em ( Website )
    Casino Marbella, 01-Nov-2018
  • € 170 No Limit Hold'em - Turbo Deep Stack #12 ( Website )
    Casino Marbella, 10-Jun-2018
  • € 550 No Limit Hold'em - Hyper Turbo #13 ( Website )
    Casino Marbella, 10-Jun-2018
  • € 330 Pot Limit Omaha #11 ( Website )
    Casino Marbella, 10-Jun-2018
  • € 330 No Limit Hold'em - Marbella Poker Cup #10 ( Website )
    Casino Marbella, 08-Jun-2018
  • € 2,200 No Limit Hold'em - PSF Marbella High Roller #9 ( Website )
    Casino Marbella, 08-Jun-2018
  • € 220 No Limit Hold'em - Deep Stack Turbo Win The Button #2 ( Website )
    Casino Marbella, 05-Jun-2018
  • € 170 No Limit Hold'em - Deep Stack #1 ( Website )
    Casino Marbella, 04-Jun-2018

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Marbella

Additional options are available by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with tournaments in and around Marbella. With us you will find a helpful list of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Marbella:

Live poker in casinos near by Marbella

Marbella itself unfortunately does not have a proper casino with a poker floor. Andalusien Andalusien has its casinos mainly in little towns and outside the city center. It is however not a matter to access them by car or public transport. The majority have additional their own shuttle facilities. If you decide to use your own car, all casinos offer large parking lots for poker enthusiasts. Nowadays, however, nearly every casino in España is organizing poker tournaments. There are some poker tournaments and events where you can register. On this site you'll get an overview, structured by federal states, of every casinos offering poker with their individual schedule and all other facts. In the area of Marbella you will find minimum two casinos with reasonable driving times and nice live poker offers.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Marbella

  • Casino Marbella ( Website )
    Hotel H10 Andelucia Plaza s/n, 29660 Marbella, Puerto Banus, Spain

Best Poker Players from Marbella

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

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Marbella in private locations

In Marbella the laws of the federal state Andalusien Andalusien applies. In order not be prohibited to play poker home games in Marbella you have to take care of the following:

Do you poker publicly?

The poker game must be held in public to be criminal liable. A poker event is public after the jurisdiction in Andalusien Andalusien, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". A good example of this is the poker for high stakes of money in Marbella's pubs, which normally anyone can enter. Attention, this is forbidden!

How regularly does the homegame take place in Marbella?

Even a closed society can be considered public in Andalusien Andalusien based on § 285 II StGB, if gambling takes place there according to law.If the poker game takes place regulardy, it is prohibited in private rooms in Marbella as well as in public. For example, if cash games are hosted for every week on the similar day, it does not matter if it is a private room or not. Both are illegal.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

The best and allowed option to play poker in Marbella is online poker. There are some well known poker platforms where you can poker for real money. After over 20 years of online poker history, a couple of providers have emerged as the most reliable and consistent. We strongly recommend opening an account with these sites and poker there. The poker tables on offer are excellent, the choice is large, the players are numerous and the fees are reasonable. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.