Poker in Philadelphia:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Philadelphia in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania with 1.567.872 citizens for money, you have to enter to a national casino or a poker room.

Just in national casinos in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em legal, because according to legislation in United States poker is a game of luck. On this online site we explain you all the various possibilities to play poker in Philadelphia and explain you the legal framework in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Philadelphia ?

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

Poker Cash Games can fulfill in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania and thus also in Philadelphia the criminal offence of illegal gambling. Punishment based on these regulations is possible if one hosts a public game of luck or plays in it.

Is poker a game of luck?

The problem of whether poker is a game of luck is still unanswered. The legislation in United States and therefore also in Philadelphia says however that poker is to be rated as a game of luck.The state casinos in United States have of course a authorisation.

Poker in restaurants in Philadelphia

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

Result

  • Poker cash games are in principle forbidden in United States and therefore also in Philadelphia.
  • The casinos in United States have a authorisation.
  • Often it is very difficult for the authorities in Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Philadelphia © Unsplash

Entering poker cash games for real money is not permitted in public. If like to enter games for cash in Philadelphia, you will have to travel to casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the near area. Please check out the paragraph on Home Games if you are looking for additional options.

  • Rivers Casino Philadelphia Poker Room ( Website )
    1001 North Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA
    +1 (215) 717-3883
    $1/$2 No Limit Holdem - Buy-in: $60 to $300 Runs: Always
    $1/$3 No Limit Holdem - Buy-in: $100 to $500 Runs: Most evenings
    $2/$5 No Limit Holdem - Buy-in: $200 to $1,000 Runs: Always
  • Pearl River Resort ( Website )
    13541 Highway 16 West, Philadelphia, MS 39350
    +1 601-663-1040
    $1/$3 No Limit Holdem - Buy-in: $100 to $500 - Plays Always
    $3/$6 Limit Omaha 8/b - Buy-in: $60 to No Max - Plays Once per week
    $3/$6 Limit Holdem - Buy-in: $30 to No Max - Plays One or two tables

Poker tournaments in Philadelphia

You can find a lot poker tournaments in Philadelphia. Tourneys are legal as long as there are prizes and not real cash to be won. In Philadelphia and the surrounding area there are frequent poker tournaments. Upcoming tournaments can be seen in the tournament calendar.

Past Tournaments

  • $ 150 No Limit Hold'em - Little Rush ( Website )
    Rivers Casino Philadelphia Poker Room, 19-Jan-2020
  • $ 150 No Limit Hold'em - Little Rush ( Website )
    Rivers Casino Philadelphia Poker Room, 19-Jan-2020
  • $ 150 No Limit Hold'em - Little Rush ( Website )
    Rivers Casino Philadelphia Poker Room, 19-Jan-2020
  • $ 150 No Limit Hold'em - Little Rush ( Website )
    Rivers Casino Philadelphia Poker Room, 19-Jan-2020
  • $ 150 No Limit Hold'em - Little Rush ( Website )
    Rivers Casino Philadelphia Poker Room, 19-Jan-2020
  • $ 850 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event #8 ( Website )
    Pearl River Resort, 01-Nov-2019
  • $ 850 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event #8 ( Website )
    Pearl River Resort, 01-Nov-2019
  • $ 850 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event #8 ( Website )
    Pearl River Resort, 01-Nov-2019
  • $ 850 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event #8 ( Website )
    Pearl River Resort, 01-Nov-2019
  • $ 850 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event #8 ( Website )
    Pearl River Resort, 01-Nov-2019

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Philadelphia

Further options are offered by the various poker clubs & poker rooms with poker events in and around Philadelphia. Here you can see a small list of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Philadelphia:

Live poker in casinos near by Philadelphia

In the city itself, there is no casino with poker games. Pennsylvania Pennsylvania has its casinos generally in small towns and outside the city center. It is however fast to access them by car or public transport. The majority have even their own transfer facilities. If you decide to drive your own car, all casinos offer extensive parking lots for poker players. Nowadays you can participate in a large collection of poker tournaments in every casino in United States. There are both tournament series and Poker Events in which you can participate. On our site you'll see an overview, sorted by federal states, of every places offering poker with their particular schedule and all other facts. After only a quick drive you can join legal poker games for money in one of the casinos around Philadelphia.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Philadelphia

  • Pearl River Resort ( Website )
    13541 Highway 16 West, Philadelphia, MS 39350
  • Rivers Casino Philadelphia Poker Room ( Website )
    1001 North Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA

Best Poker Players from Philadelphia

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

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Philadelphia in private locations

In Philadelphia the legislation of the federal state Pennsylvania Pennsylvania applies. If you want to organize allowed poker home games in Philadelphia, you must follow these points.

Is the game in Philadelphia public?

If the poker round is not public, it can be legal in general and does not have to justify any criminal liability. A poker event is public after the jurisdiction in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". A good example of this is the poker for big amounts of money in Philadelphia's pubs, which usually anyone can join. It's forbidden.

How regularly does the homegame take place in Philadelphia?

According to jurisdiction in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania can: "However, a closed society in which a game of chance is customarily held is also considered public according to § 285 II StGB". If the poker round takes place regulardy, it is prohibited in private rooms in Philadelphia as well as in public. So, if cash games are hosted for every week on the similar day, it does not matter if it is a private room or public. Both are prohibited.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

The easiest and allowed way to play poker in Philadelphia is online poker. There are a alot of well known providers where you can play poker for real cash. After many years of online poker history, several providers have emerged as the most trustful and consistent. We strongly recommend opening an account with these online poker networks and playing poker there. The poker tables on offer are great, the options are extensive, the players are numerous and the rake is not too high. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.