Poker in Ski:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

If you want to play for real money poker tournaments in Ski in Østlandet with 13.619 inhabitants, you will need to visit a national casino or a poker room.

Only in the national casinos in Østlandet are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em permitted, because according to jurisdiction in Norway poker is a game of luck. On this site we present you all the different options to play poker in Ski and show you the legal framework in Østlandet.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Ski ?

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

Poker Cash Games can fulfill in Østlandet and thus also in Ski the element of the offence of illegal gambling. Punishment according to these laws is if one organizes a public game of luck or participates in it.

Is poker a game of luck?

There is still no consisten ruling whether poker is a game of luck or not. However the law in Norway and therefore also in Ski defines poker as a game of luck. The state casinos in Norway have for sure a allowance.

Poker in restaurants in Ski

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


  • Poker cash games are in principle not allowed in Norway and therefore also in Ski.
  • The casinos in Norway have a state licence.
  • Mostly it is very hard for the authorities in Ski to verify 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 Ski

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Ski © Unsplash

Real-money games are publicly not allowed in Ski. If like to enter games for cash in Ski, you will have to travel to casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the surrounding area. Please read the information on Home Games if you need additional possibilities to play the game.

Poker tournaments in Ski

Poker tourneys in Ski are not a problem under certain conditions. These are legal as long as there are prizes and not real money to be won. In Ski and the surrounding region there are frequent poker tournaments. Current tournaments can be discovered in the tournament calendar.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Ski

Further alternatives are available by the various poker clubs & poker rooms with events in and around Ski. In Ski there is a colourful club scene with regular tournaments with non-cash prizes. Here is a helpful selection:

Live poker in casinos near by Ski

In the city itself, there is no casino with poker tables. Østlandet located its casinos generally in smaller cities and outside the city center. It is however no problem to visit them by car or public transport. Most have on top an own transfer service. If you decide to use your own car, all casinos offer generous parking facilities for poker enthusiasts. This year, however, practically each casino in Norway is running poker games. There is a variety of tourneys and poker events where you can enter. Here with us you'll get a list, sorted by federal states, of the best places running poker with their precise games and all important facts. Within a radius of Ski you will get to at least two casinos with ok driving times and attractive live poker games.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Ski in private locations

In Ski the legislation of the federal state Østlandet is in effect. If you want to hold allowed poker home games in Ski, you must take care of these points.

Do you poker publicly?

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 Østlandet, 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 Ski that anyone could join. Attention, this is forbidden!

Does the homegame take place in Ski as usual?

Based on case law in Østlandet 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 Ski as well as in public. So, if cash games are held 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

If you are searching for the best way to play poker in Ski, we can advise online poker. There are many popular poker platforms where you can poker for real money. After some twenty years of online poker history, a couple of providers proofed themselfes as the most reliable and stable. We strongly recommend creating an account with these poker sites and poker there. The poker tables on offer are excellent, the choice is large, the player pool is numerous and the rake is not too high. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.