Poker in Sheffield:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Sheffield in Yorkshire and the Humber with 541.763 citizens for money, you have to drive to a national casino or a poker room.

In Sheffield and all over Yorkshire and the Humber, poker is classified as a game of luck. Therefore, it is just allowed in casinos to play poker for real money. On this page we explain you all the available ways to play poker in Sheffield and inform you about the legal framework in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Sheffield ?

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

Poker Cash Games can meet in Yorkshire and the Humber and therefore as well in Sheffield the element of the offence of illegal gambling. Punishment according to these regulations is not rare if one helds a public game of luck or takes part in it.

Is poker a game of luck or not?

The problem of whether poker is a game of chance in the sense of the law has been not cleared for many years and there have been many studies on the matter. It is enough to know that the jurisdiction in Great Britain and therefore also in Sheffield grades poker as a game of chance. The difference is that national casinos in Yorkshire and the Humber have a allowance. Playing poker there is allowed.

Poker in pubs in Sheffield

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

Conclusion

  • Poker cash games are in principle prohibited in Great Britain and therefore also in Sheffield.
  • The casinos in Great Britain have a licence.
  • Mostly it is very challenging for the authorities in Sheffield to prove 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 Sheffield

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Sheffield © Unsplash

Attention: Poker cash games are forbidden in Sheffield. If would like to to poker for cash in Sheffield, you will need to use casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the surrounding area. If you don't want to enter a casino but still don't wanna give up poker cash games, you can evaluate Home Games, which are very regulated.

  • Napoleons Ecclesall Casino ( Website )
    17 Livesey Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S6 2DE, UK
    +441142855566
    £20 buy-in Antes 50p / £1 Casino rake 5% cap £5

Poker tournaments in Sheffield

Poker tournaments in Sheffield are no problem under specific circumstances. These are legal as long as there are prizes and not real money to be won. Furthermore, great poker tournaments are held often in Yorkshire and the Humber! For an fast overview of the current tournaments in Sheffield, please check out our tournament schedule.

Past Tournaments

  • £ 200 + 25 No Limit Hold'em ( Website )
    Genting Club Sheffield, 14-Nov-2019
  • £ 200 + 25 No Limit Hold'em ( Website )
    Genting Club Sheffield, 14-Nov-2019
  • £ 80 + 8 No Limit Hold'em - The 8K ( Website )
    Genting Club Sheffield, 12-Sep-2019
  • £ 80 + 8 No Limit Hold'em - The 8K ( Website )
    Genting Club Sheffield, 12-Sep-2019
  • £ 80 + 8 No Limit Hold'em - The 8K ( Website )
    Genting Club Sheffield, 05-Sep-2019
  • £ 80 + 8 No Limit Hold'em - The 8K ( Website )
    Genting Club Sheffield, 05-Sep-2019
  • £ 30 + 7 No Limit Hold'em - Tuesday - 6 Max ( Website )
    Genting Club Sheffield, 03-Sep-2019
  • £ 30 + 7 No Limit Hold'em - Tuesday - 6 Max ( Website )
    Genting Club Sheffield, 03-Sep-2019
  • £ 25 + 6 No Limit Hold'em - Monday Colossal ( Website )
    Genting Club Sheffield, 02-Sep-2019
  • £ 25 + 6 No Limit Hold'em - Monday Colossal ( Website )
    Genting Club Sheffield, 02-Sep-2019

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Sheffield

Other alternatives are available by the various poker clubs & poker rooms with events in and around Sheffield. With us you will find a small list of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Sheffield:

Live poker in casinos near by Sheffield

Sheffield itself regrettably does not offer a own casino with a poker floor. Yorkshire and the Humber has its casinos generally in small towns and outside the city center. It is however no problem to access them by car or public transport. The majority have on top their own shuttle service. In case you decide to go by your own car, all casinos provide large parking facilities for poker enthusiasts. Meanwhile, however, nearly every casino in Great Britain is planning poker tournaments. There are as well tournament series and Poker Events that you can register. Here with us you'll find an overview, arranged by federal states, of every places running poker with their particular offering and all other information. After only a short drive you can join legal poker games for real cash in one of the casinos around Sheffield.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Sheffield

  • Genting Club Sheffield ( Website )
    Arundel Gate, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1, UK
  • Grosvenor G Casino Sheffield ( Website )
    87 Duchess Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 4BG, UK
  • Napoleons Ecclesall Casino ( Website )
    17 Livesey Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S6 2DE, UK

Best Poker Players from Sheffield

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

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Sheffield in private locations

In Sheffield the laws of the federal state Yorkshire and the Humber is in effect. In order be allowed to play poker home games in Sheffield you must be aware of the following:

Does the game take place publicly in Sheffield?

If the poker round is not public, it can be legal in principle and does not have to justify any criminal liability. A poker round is public after the jurisdiction in Yorkshire and the Humber, 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 Sheffield that anyone could access. Attention, this is forbidden!

How regularly does the homegame take place in Sheffield?

According to legislation in Yorkshire and the Humber 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 habitually, it is prohibited in private rooms in Sheffield as well as in public. For example, if cash games are played for every week on the same day, it does not matter if it is a private room or public. Both are not allowed.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

The best and allowed option to play poker in Sheffield is online poker. There are some popular online sites where you can poker for real money. After some twenty years of online poker history, a couple of 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 games on offer are excellent, the options are extensive, the player pool is numerous and the rake is not too high. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.

 updated: 30.11.2020
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