Poker in Ravensburg:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

Playing for real money in Ravensburg in Baden-Württemberg with 50.623 (31. Dez. 2018) residents, is only allowed in casinos.

Just in official casinos in Baden-Württemberg are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em permitted, because according to law in Deutschland poker is a game of luck. On this page we present you all the various ways to play poker in Ravensburg and explain you the legal framework in Baden-Württemberg.

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

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Ravensburg ?

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

Poker can meet in Baden-Württemberg and thus as well in Ravensburg the criminal offence of illegal gambling §§ 284, 285 StGB. Poker players can be punished according to these regulations if one organizes public gambling or plays in it based on § 285 StGB.

Is poker a game of chance or not?

There is still no standardized ruling whether poker is a game of luck or not. It is enough to know that the jurisdiction in Deutschland and therefore also in Ravensburg grades poker as a game of luck. The national casinos in Deutschland have for sure a allowance under § 284 I StGB.

Not inconsiderable use, exception: material prize tournaments

The only style of poker that is not defined as gambling in Ravensburg is participation fee tournaments, also called prize tournaments. The tournament winner will receive a non-cash prize as a prize, which is not allowed to be paid out of the participation fees. This alternative lacks the element of crime stake and after the jurisdiction in Baden-Württemberg there is therefore no gambling. There is no fixed amount for a maximum registration fees for private tournaments in Ravensburg. But with 15€ you are on the safe harbour. Based on case law, the relevance of the stake is then lacking.

Poker in restaurants in Ravensburg

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

Summary

  • Playing poker for real cash is generally prohibited in Deutschland and therefore also in Ravensburg, unless you do not play in public places or by habit.
  • An exception are the prize tournaments in Ravensburg, because according to the jurisdiction there is no gambling due to lack of stakes.
  • The casinos in Deutschland have a state licence.
  • Mostly it is very hard for the authorities in Ravensburg 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 Ravensburg

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Ravensburg © Unsplash

Note: Poker for real money is not allowed in public! If you still want to poker for cash in Ravensburg, you will need to go to casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the near area. Please read carefully the information on Home Games if you want additional alternatives.

Poker tournaments in Ravensburg

Poker tournaments in Ravensburg are no problem under specific conditions. These are legal as long as there are prizes and not real money to be won. In Ravensburg and the surrounding area there are frequent poker tournaments. For an fast list of the upcoming tournaments in Ravensburg, please search for our tournament schedule. For example, at the German Poker Days you can poker for a package to the King's Poker trip with the King's Special in Baden-Württemberg. The Poker Bundesliga is also a recurring organizer of poker tournaments in the cities in Baden-Württemberg.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Ravensburg

Additional alternatives are offered by the many poker clubs & rooms with in and around Ravensburg. Here you can see a good selection of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Ravensburg:

  • Pokerclub Zollernalb e.V.
  • 1. Pokerclub-Enzkreis e.V.
  • Nuts Live Poker
  • Piranha Poker
  • Poker Club Langenau e.V
  • 1. Pokerclub Enzkreis e.V
  • Heidenheimer Pokerklub HPC
  • Oops Poker Lounge
  • Vampire Poker
    Raugrundstraße 2, 75323 Bad Wildbad, Germany
  • Pokerverein Royal Flash Pforzheim e.V.
    Durlacher Str. 41, 75172 Pforzheim, Germany
  • Pokerverein-Fullhouse e.V. -Pforzheim
    Kaiser-Friedrich-Straße 33, 75172 Pforzheim, Germany
  • Poker-Schul-Freunde Rastatt e.V.
    Am Grün 25, 76437 Rastatt, Germany
  • re-turn skat und poker e.V.
    Stuttgarter Str. 106, 70736 Fellbach, Germany
  • Fullhouse e.V.
    Ernst-Abbe-Straße 16, 73431 Aalen, Germany
  • Ace Of Spades - Härtsfeld - Texas Hold'em Pokerclub
    Badbrunnenweg 2, 73450 Neresheim, Germany
  • Sinse city poker
    Lameystraße 14, 68165 Mannheim, Germany
  • Baden-Poker e.V.
    Sundgauallee 47, 79114 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Live poker in casinos near by Ravensburg

There is no option to play live poker in Ravensburg in any casino in the center. Baden-Württemberg has its casinos generally in little places and outside the heart of the city. It is though easy to access them by car or public transport. The majority have on top an own transfer busses. In case you decide to drive your own car, all casinos provide extensive parking lots for poker enthusiasts. Nowadays you can find a large selection of poker games in any casino in Deutschland. There are a lot of games and poker events that you can play. On our site you'll discover a list, sorted by federal states, of every casinos offering poker with their particular schedule and all important facts. After only a short drive you can join legal poker games for money in one of the casinos around Ravensburg.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Ravensburg in private locations

In Ravensburg the legislation of the federal state Baden-Württemberg applies. In order not be prohibited to play poker home games in Ravensburg you must be aware of the following:

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

Does the homegame take place in Ravensburg as usual?

Even a closed society can be considered public in Baden-Württemberg according to § 285 II StGB, if gambling takes place there according to law.If the poker game takes place habitually, it is not allowed in private rooms in Ravensburg as well as in public. For example, if money games are hosted 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

The best and legal way to play poker in Ravensburg is online poker. We show a selection of established online sites where you can officially play for real money in Deutschland. After decades of online poker history, a couple of providers proofed themselfes as the most trustful and stable. We strongly recommend creating an account with these online poker networks and playing poker there. The poker tables on offer are great, the options are extensive, the player pool is numerous and the fees are just fine. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.

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