Poker in Nuremberg:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

Playing for real money in Nürnberg in Bayern with 518.365 (31. Dez. 2018) inhabitants, is only possible in casinos.

Just in authorized casinos in Bayern are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em allowed, because according to jurisdiction in Deutschland poker is a game of luck. On this website we inform you about all the various options to play poker in Nürnberg and clarify the legal framework in Bayern.

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

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Nuremberg ?

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

Poker can meet in Bayern and therefore also in Nürnberg the criminal offence of illegal gambling §§ 284, 285 StGB. Poker players can be convicted based on these regulations if one organizes public gambling or plays in it according to § 285 StGB.

Is poker in Bayern ranked as a game of chance?

The question of whether poker is a game of luck is still unanswered. It is enough to know that the law in Deutschland and therefore also in Nürnberg defines poker as a game of chance. The state casinos in Deutschland have of course a allowance under § 284 I StGB.

Not inconsiderable use, exception: material prize tournaments

Non-cash prize tournaments are the only type of poker not prohibited in Nürnberg and are not defined as gambling. The last man standing will receive a non-cash prize as a prize, which may not be cashed out of the entry fees. This alternative misses the element of crime stake and based on the legislation in Bayern there is therefore no gambling. There is no exact amount for a maximum registration fees for private tournaments in Nürnberg. But with 15€ you are on the safe harbour. In this case the relevance of the stake is lacking.

Poker in restaurants in Nürnberg

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


  • Playing poker for real money is generally not legal in Deutschland and therefore also in Nürnberg, unless you do not play in public or regulary.
  • An exception are the prize tourney in Nürnberg, because according to the jurisdiction it's not defined as gambling due to lack of stakes.
  • The casinos in Deutschland have a licence.
  • Often it is very tricky for the authorities in Nürnberg 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 Nuremberg

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Nuremberg © Unsplash

In Nürnberg you are currently not authorized to enter a poker cash game in public. If would like to to participate in poker games for cash in Nürnberg, you will need to travel to casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the surrounding area. Please read the section on Home Games if you are searching for additional possibilities to play the game.

Poker tournaments in Nuremberg

You can find a wide range of poker tournaments in Nürnberg. These are legal as long as there are prizes and not real money to be won. Furthermore, big poker tournaments take place often in Bayern! For an fast list of the current tournaments in Nürnberg, please check out our tournament schedule. One of the best poker tournaments in Bayern is the German Poker Days with nice prizes, like packages to the King's Poker trip. The Poker Bundesliga is also a recurring organizer of poker tournaments in the cities in Bayern.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Nuremberg

Additional options are offered by the various poker clubs & rooms with tournaments in and around Nürnberg. Here you can see a helpful selection of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Nürnberg:

  • Allgäuer Poker Club
  • Card Club Nürnberg
  • River Card Club e.V
  • Pokerclub Lauf e.V
  • Big Blind Bamberg
  • Freerollers Fürth
  • Isar-Poker München e.V.
  • Lifestyle Poker Club Augsburg e.V.
  • Pokerclub Straubing-Tilters
    Innere Passauer Str. 41 a, 94315 Straubing, Germany
  • Allgäuer Pokerclub e.V.
    Nachtangerstraße 12, 86807 Buchloe, Germany
  • Poker-Schlacht
    Rosenheimer Str. 98, 81669 München, Germany
  • Royal Flush Regensburg
    Kirchfeldallee 4, 93055 Regensburg, Germany
  • German Federation of Poker e. V.
    Marsweg 2, 93055 Regensburg, Germany
  • Deutscher Poker Sportbund
    Marsweg 2, 93055 Regensburg, Germany
  • F-Town Poker
    Amalienstraße 35a, 90763 Fürth, Germany
  • Langwegas 1. Pokerclub Langwasser e.V.
    Wettersteinstraße 53, 90471 Nürnberg, Germany
  • 1. Pokerclub Lauf e.V.
    Hersbrucker Str. 30, 91207 Lauf an der Pegnitz, Germany
  • 1. Pokerverein Augsburg Lechhausen 2010 e. V.
    Untere Jakobermauer 2, 86152 Augsburg, Germany
  • Poker-Verein und Live Poker
    Sieboldstraße 4, 81669 München, Germany

Live poker in casinos near by Nuremberg

Nürnberg itself unfortunately does not offer a own casino with a poker floor. Bayern has its casinos generally in minor towns and outside the heart of the city. It is certainly not a matter to reach them by car or public transport. Most have on top their own transfer service. If you decide to drive your own car, all casinos offer large parking lots for poker players. Nowadays, however, just each casino in Deutschland is offering poker games. There are as well tournament series and Poker Events in which you can register. On our site you'll discover an overview, sorted by federal states, of every places offering poker with their individual offering and all required facts. Within a radius of Nürnberg you will be able to reach a nice variety of casinos with poker tables with a reasonable travel time.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Nuremberg in private locations

In Nürnberg the judisdiction of the federal state Bayern is in effect. In order be allowed to play poker home games in Nürnberg you must follow of the following:

Is it a public poker round?

The poker game has to be hosted in public to establish criminal liability. A poker game is public after the jurisdiction in Bayern, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". An example of this is cash games in pubs in Nürnberg that anyone could join. It's forbidden.

Does the homegame take place in Nürnberg as usual?

Even a closed society can be considered public in Bayern based on § 285 II StGB, if gambling takes place there according to law.If the round takes place regulardy, it is prohibited in private rooms in Nürnberg as well as in public. So, if cash games are organized 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

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