Poker in Neubukow:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Neubukow in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with 3918 (31. Dez. 2018) residents for money, you have to visit to a national casino.

In Neubukow and all over Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, poker is considered a game of luck. For this reason, it is solely accepted in casinos to play poker for real money. On this website we show you all the available possibilities to play poker in Neubukow and clarify the legal framework in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Neubukow ?

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

Poker can fulfill in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and therefore also in Neubukow the criminal offence of illegal gambling §§ 284, 285 StGB. Players can be convicted according to these laws if one helds public gambling or plays in it according to § 285 StGB.

Is poker a game of luck?

There is still no consisten ruling whether poker is a game of luck or not. It is enough to know that the law in Deutschland and therefore also in Neubukow classifies poker as a game of chance. The difference is that state casinos in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern have a allowance under § 284 I StGB. Playing poker there is ok.

The exception of the non-cash prize tournaments

Non-cash prize tournaments are the only style of poker legal in Neubukow and are not defined as gambling. However, the winnings may not be paid out of the tournament fees. This version lacks the fact of case stake and based on the law in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern it is therefore no gambling. The maximum allowed amount of the registration fees is controversial, however, with 15 euros one is as an host or participant of non-cash prize tournaments in Neubukow but usually on the safe harbour. Based on case law, the relevance of the stake is then lacking.

Poker in pubs in Neubukow

Risk for the pubs & hosts: There is high risk of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Neubukow if you make yourself liable to prosecution under § 284 StGB.


  • Playing poker for real cash is generally forbidden in Deutschland and therefore also in Neubukow, unless you do not play in public or by habit.
  • A derogation are the prize tournaments in Neubukow, because following the jurisdiction it's not defined as gambling due to lack of stakes.
  • The casinos in Deutschland have a permission.
  • Mostly it is very hard for the authorities in Neubukow to verify 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 Neubukow

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Neubukow © Unsplash

In Neubukow you are unfortunately not allowed to play a real-money game in general. If prefer to enter games for real money in Neubukow, you will have to go to casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the near area. Please read the section on Home Games if you are searching for additional options.

Poker tournaments in Neubukow

Poker tourneys in Neubukow are legal under certain conditions. Tournaments are permitted as long as no real money is paid out, but the prize is a non-cash prize. In Neubukow and the surrounding area there are regular poker tournaments. For an quick overview of the upcoming tournaments in Neubukow, please check out our tournament schedule. One of the best poker tournaments in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the German Poker Days with nice awards, like tickets to the King's Poker trip. The Poker Bundesliga is also a frequent guest in the cities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Neubukow

Other options are available by the various poker clubs & rooms with events in and around Neubukow. With us you will find a small list of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Neubukow:

Live poker in casinos near by Neubukow

In the center of Neubukow you will unfortunately not see a casino with poker games. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern located its casinos mainly in minor towns and outside the heart of the city. It is however easy to reach them by car or public transport. The majority have additional an own transfer busses. In case you want to go by your own car, all casinos offer spacious parking facilities for poker players. This year you can participate in a large selection of poker games in any casino in Deutschland. There are both tournament series and Poker Events where you can play. Here with us you'll discover a summary, sorted by federal states, of all places running poker with their particular offering and all required information. In the area of Neubukow you will find minimum two casinos with reasonable driving times and solid live poker offers.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Neubukow in private locations

In Neubukow the laws of the federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is in effect. In order be allowed to play poker home games in Neubukow you must follow of the following:

Do you play publicly?

The poker game needs to be hosted in public to establish criminal liability. A poker game is public after the jurisdiction in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 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 Neubukow's bars, which normally anyone can join. Attention, this is forbidden!

How often does the homegame take place in Neubukow?

Even a closed society can be considered public in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern according to § 285 II StGB, if gambling takes place there according to law.If the poker game takes place habitually, it is illegal in private rooms in Neubukow as well as in public. For example, if money games are played 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 searching for the best way to play poker in Neubukow, we recommend online poker. We list a variety of popular poker platforms where you can legally play for real money in Deutschland. After decades of online poker history, several providers proofed themselfes as the most reliable and stable. We strongly recommend opening an account with these poker platforms and poker there. The poker tables on offer are excellent, the choice is large, the player pool is numerous and the rake is not too high. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.