Poker in Nokia:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

gambling for real money in Nokia in Westfinnland with 33.210 citizens, is only allowed in casinos or poker rooms.

Only in the authorized casinos in Westfinnland are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em legal, because according to legislation in Finland poker is a game of luck. On this website we inform you about all the available ways to play poker in Nokia and clarify the legal framework in Westfinnland.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Nokia ?

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

Poker Cash Games can meet in Westfinnland and therefore also in Nokia the criminal offence of illegal gambling. Punishment based on these regulations is not rare if one helds a public game of chance or plays in it.

Is poker a game of luck or not?

The decision of whether poker is a game of luck in the sense of the law has been a topic for many years and there have been many hearings on the subject. It is enough to know that the legislation in Finland and therefore also in Nokia defines poker as a game of chance. The national casinos in Finland have for sure a permission.

Poker in bars in Nokia

Risk for the pubs & hosts: There is the danger of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Nokia if you make yourself liable to prosecution.

Conclusion

  • Poker cash games are in principle not legal in Finland and therefore also in Nokia.
  • The casinos in Finland have a licence.
  • Often it is very hard for the authorities in Nokia 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 Nokia

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Nokia © Unsplash

Entering poker cash games for real money is not permitted in public. You need go to one of the various casinos in the area. If you don't like to go to a casino but still don't wanna give up poker cash games, you can think about Home Games, which are heavily regulated.

Poker tournaments in Nokia

Poker tournaments in Nokia are no problem under specific circumstances. Tournaments are allowed as long as there are prizes and not real money to be won. In Nokia and the surrounding region there are regular poker tournaments. For an quick overview of the current tournaments in Nokia, please look at our tournament schedule.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Nokia

Other alternatives are available by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with in and around Nokia. We present you a small selection of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Nokia:

Live poker in casinos near by Nokia

In the center of Nokia you will unfortunately not spot a casino with poker games. Westfinnland has its casinos primarily in minor towns and outside the city center. It is though no problem to visit them by car or public transport. Most have on top an own shuttle busses. If you want to go by your own car, all casinos provide extensive parking lots for poker enthusiasts. Today, however, just every casino in Finland is hosting poker games. There are different games and events that you can play. At Poker-in.com you'll get an overview, sorted by federal states, of the best casinos running poker with their particular schedule and all other information. Within a radius of Nokia you will reach minimum two casinos with ok driving times and attractive live poker tables.

Best Poker Players from Nokia

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

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Nokia in private locations

In Nokia the laws of the federal state Westfinnland applies. If you want to hold allowed poker home games in Nokia, you must follow these rules.

Do you poker publicly?

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

How often does the homegame take place in Nokia?

Even a closed society can be considered public in Westfinnland according to § 285 II StGB, if gambling takes place there according to law.If the round takes place habitually, it is not allowed in private rooms in Nokia as well as in public. So, if money games are played for every week on the same day, it does not matter if it is a private room or public. Both are illegal.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

The easiest and allowed option to play poker in Nokia is online poker. We list a top list of well known poker sites where you can legally play for real cash in Finland. After decades of online poker history, several providers proofed themselfes as the most reliable and stable. We strongly recommend creating an account with these poker platforms and playing poker there. The poker tables on offer are excellent, the options are extensive, the player pool is numerous and the fees are reasonable. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.

 updated: 02.12.2020
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