Poker in Stuttgart:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg with 634.830 (31. Dez. 2018) citizens for money, you have to enter to a official casino.

Only in the authorized casinos in Baden-Württemberg are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em legal, because according to legislation in Deutschland poker is a game of luck. On this website we show you all the available ways to play poker in Stuttgart and clarify the legal framework in Baden-Württemberg.

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

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Stuttgart ?

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

Poker can fulfill in Baden-Württemberg and therefore also in Stuttgart the criminal offence of illegal gambling §§ 284, 285 StGB. Poker players can be sentenced according to these laws if one hosts public gambling or takes part in it based on § 285 StGB.

Is poker a game of chance?

There is still no uniform decision whether poker is a game of luck or not. However the legislation in Deutschland and therefore also in Stuttgart rates poker as a game of chance. The difference is that state casinos in Baden-Württemberg have a permission under § 284 I StGB. Playing poker there is ok.

That's why non-cash prize tournaments are ok

Non-cash prize tournaments are the only form of poker allowed in Stuttgart and are not considered gambling. The last man standing will receive a non-monetary prize as a prize, which may not be cashed out of the tournament fees. This version lacks the element of crime stake and based on the legislation in Baden-Württemberg there is therefore no gambling. There is no exact amount for a maximum entrance fees for private tournaments in Stuttgart. But with 15€ you are on the secure page. In this situation the relevance of the stake is lacking.

Poker in pubs in Stuttgart

Especially for pubs the criminal side is very harmful. There is the danger of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Stuttgart if you make yourself liable to prosecution under § 284 StGB.

Summary

  • Poker for real money is basically prohibited in Deutschland and therefore also in Stuttgart, unless you do not play in public or regulary.
  • A derogation are the prize tourney in Stuttgart, because following the jurisdiction there is no gambling due to lack of stakes.
  • The casinos in Deutschland have a state licence.
  • Often it is very difficult for the authorities in Stuttgart 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 Stuttgart

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Stuttgart © Unsplash

In Stuttgart you are still not able to run a real-money game in general. You have to travel to one of the numerous casinos in the region of Stuttgart. If you don't want to enter a casino but still don't want to miss poker cash games, you can check out Home Games, which are heavily regulated.

Poker tournaments in Stuttgart

You can find a wide range of poker tourneys in Stuttgart. Tournaments are permitted as long as no real money is paid out, but the award is a non-cash prize. In Stuttgart and the surrounding region there are regular poker tournaments. For an quick overview of the current tournaments in Stuttgart, please look at our tournament schedule. One of the most important poker tournaments in Baden-Württemberg is the German Poker Days with nice prizes, like packages to the King's Poker trip. On top there is still the Poker Bundesliga, which was likewise already in various cities in Baden-Württemberg to guest.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Stuttgart

Further options are available by the various poker clubs & rooms with events in and around Stuttgart. In Stuttgart there is a diverese club landscape with regular tournaments with non-cash prizes. Here is a small selection:

  • 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 Stuttgart

Stuttgart itself sadly does not provide a proper casino with a poker floor. Baden-Württemberg located its casinos primarily in small places and outside the city center. It is however fast to visit them by car or public transport. The majority have on top an own shuttle busses. If you decide to go by your own car, all casinos provide large parking lots for poker enthusiasts. Meanwhile, however, practically every casino in Deutschland is offering poker games. There are different tourneys and events in which you can enter. Here with us you'll find a list, organized by federal states, of every places running poker with their precise offering and all required information. After only a short drive you can play legal poker for money in one of the casinos around Stuttgart.

Best Poker Players from Stuttgart

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

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Stuttgart in private locations

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

Is the poker game in Stuttgart public?

If the poker game is not public, it can be allowed in principle and does not have to justify any criminal liability. A poker event 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 high stakes of money in Stuttgart's bars, which theoretically anyone can join. It's forbidden.

How regularly does the homegame take place in Stuttgart?

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 round takes place regulardy, it is not allowed in private rooms in Stuttgart as well as in public. So, if cash games are hosted for every week on the similar day, it does not matter if it is a private room or not. Both are illegal.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

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