Poker in Saint-Denis:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Saint-Denis in Île-de-France with 110.733 residents for money, you have to enter to a national casino or a poker room.

In Saint-Denis and throughout Île-de-France, poker is considered a game of luck. Therefore, it is solely legal in casinos to gamble for real money. On this website we explain you all the different possibilities to play poker in Saint-Denis and explain you the legal framework in Île-de-France.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Saint-Denis ?

Legal notice
Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Saint-Denis ? © Unsplash

Poker Cash Games can meet in Île-de-France and therefore as well in Saint-Denis the criminal offence of illegal gambling. Poker players can be convicted according to these regulations if one hosts public gambling or participates in it.

Is poker in Île-de-France classified as a game of luck?

The decision of whether poker is a game of luck in the sense of the jurisdiction has been a topic for many years and there have been many treatises on the subject. The law in France and therefore also in Saint-Denis says however that poker is to be rated as a game of luck.The national casinos in France have of course a allowance.

Poker in restaurants in Saint-Denis

Attention pubs & hosts! There is possibility of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Saint-Denis if you make yourself liable to prosecution.

Summary

  • Poker cash games are basically prohibited in France and therefore also in Saint-Denis.
  • The casinos in France have a state licence.
  • Often it is very difficult for the authorities in Saint-Denis 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 Saint-Denis

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Saint-Denis © Unsplash

Caution: Poker for real money is not legal in public! You have to visit one of the numerous casinos in the region of Saint-Denis. If you don't like to go to a casino but still don't want to miss poker cash games, you can check out Home Games, which are strongly regulated.

  • Casino Saint Denis Poker ( Website )
    Place Sarda Garriga, Reunion
    +262 41 33 33
    Blind 1/2, 2/4 : Cave Mini 50€ sur la 1/2 voir une 5/5 si des joueurs le souhaitent.

Poker tournaments in Saint-Denis

Poker tournaments in Saint-Denis are no problem under certain conditions. Tourneys are allowed as long as there are prizes and not real money to be won. In Saint-Denis and the surrounding region there are regular poker tournaments. Current tournaments can be seen in the tournament schedule.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Saint-Denis

Additional alternatives are available by the various poker clubs & poker rooms with tournaments in and around Saint-Denis. We present you a helpful list of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Saint-Denis:

Live poker in casinos near by Saint-Denis

In the center of Saint-Denis you will hardly spot a casino with poker floor. Île-de-France has its casinos generally in minor towns and outside the heart of the city. It is though not a problem to access them by car or public transport. The majority have additional their own shuttle busses. If you decide to go by your own car, all casinos offer large park possibilities for poker players. Today, however, just each casino in France is running poker tournaments. There are both tournament series and Poker Events that you can participate. On this site you'll see a list, organized by federal states, of every casinos offering poker with their particular schedule and all other facts. Within a radius of Saint-Denis you will be able to reach a nice variety of casinos with poker tables with a decent driving time.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Saint-Denis

  • Casino Saint Denis Poker ( Website )
    Place Sarda Garriga, Reunion

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Saint-Denis in private locations

In Saint-Denis the laws of the federal state Île-de-France applies. In order to play legal poker home games in Saint-Denis you have to take care of the following:

Does the poker round take place publicly in Saint-Denis?

The poker game has to be organized in public to be criminal liable. A poker round is public after the jurisdiction in Île-de-France, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". A good example of this is cash games in pubs in Saint-Denis that anyone could enter. Attention, this is forbidden!

How regularly does the homegame take place in Saint-Denis?

According to jurisdiction in Île-de-France 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 game takes place regulardy, it is prohibited in private rooms in Saint-Denis 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 public. Both are prohibited.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

If you are looking for a fast option to play poker in Saint-Denis, we recommend online poker. We present a selection of reputable providers where you can officially play for real money in France. After some twenty years of online poker history, several providers have emerged as the most reliable and stable. We strongly recommend opening an account with these poker sites and poker there. The poker tables on offer are excellent, the options are extensive, the player pool is numerous and the rake is just fine. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.

 updated: 30.11.2020
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