Poker in Sopron:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

Poker for real money in Sopron in Győr-Moson-Sopron with 62.246 citizens, is only permitted in casinos or poker rooms.

Only in the national casinos in Győr-Moson-Sopron are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em allowed, because according to jurisdiction in Hungary poker is a game of luck. On this website we show you all the available ways to play poker in Sopron and show you the legal framework in Győr-Moson-Sopron.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Sopron ?

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

Poker Cash Games can fulfill in Győr-Moson-Sopron and therefore as well in Sopron the criminal offence of illegal gambling. Punishment based on these regulations is not rare if one organizes a public game of luck or participates in it.

Is poker in Győr-Moson-Sopron classified as a game of luck?

There is still no uniform ruling whether poker is a game of luck or not. The law in Hungary and therefore also in Sopron says however that poker is to be graded as a game of luck. The difference is that national casinos in Győr-Moson-Sopron have a allowance. Playing poker there is legal.

Poker in restaurants in Sopron

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

Result

  • Poker cash games are generally not legal in Hungary and therefore also in Sopron.
  • The casinos in Hungary have a permission.
  • Mostly it is very hard for the authorities in Sopron 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 Sopron

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Sopron © Unsplash

Real-money games are in general prohibited in Sopron. You need visit one of the various casinos in the region of Sopron. Please read the paragraph on Home Games if you want further possibilities to play the game.

Poker tournaments in Sopron

Poker tournaments in Sopron are allowed under specific conditions. Tourneys are legal as long as there are prizes and not real cash to be won. In Sopron and the surrounding region there are frequent poker tournaments. Upcoming tournaments can be seen in the tournament calendar.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Sopron

Additional alternatives are available by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with events in and around Sopron. The poker scene in Sopron is organized in many clubs & rooms and every year live poker events come to the city. Here is a good selection:

Live poker in casinos near by Sopron

You cannot currently play live poker in Sopron in any casino in the city center. Győr-Moson-Sopron located its casinos generally in small cities and outside the city center. It is though fast to visit them by car or public transport. The majority have on top their own transfer busses. In case you want to go by your own car, all casinos offer extensive parking facilities for poker enthusiasts. Today, however, practically each casino in Hungary is organizing poker games. There is a variety of poker tournaments and events where you can enter. On our site you'll find a list, organized by federal states, of all places offering poker with their individual offering and all other information. Around Sopron you will see at least two casinos with ok driving times and nice live poker offers.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Sopron

  • Casino Sopron ( Website )
    9400 Sopron, Lackner Kristóf Street 33, Hungary

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Sopron in private locations

In Sopron the legislation of the federal state Győr-Moson-Sopron applies. If you want to host legal poker home games in Sopron, you must follow these points.

Do you poker publicly?

If the poker round is not public, it can be allowed in general and does not have to justify any criminal liability. A poker game is public after the jurisdiction in Győr-Moson-Sopron, 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 Sopron's bars, which theoretically anyone can access. This is illegal.

Habituality

According to jurisdiction in Győr-Moson-Sopron 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 not allowed in private rooms in Sopron as well as in public. So, if cash games are played for every week on the same day, it does not matter if it is a private room or not. Both are prohibited.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

If you are looking for an easy way to play poker in Sopron, we recommend online poker. There are some established providers where you can play poker for real money. After many years of online poker history, several providers have emerged as the most trustful and consistent. We strongly recommend creating an account with these platforms and playing poker there. The poker tables on offer are excellent, the choice is extensive, the player pool is numerous and the rake is reasonable. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.

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