Poker in Tours:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Tours in Centre-Val de Loire with 136.125 residents for money, you have to enter to a official casino or a poker room.

In Tours and across Centre-Val de Loire, poker is classified as a game of luck. Because of this, it is only permitted in casinos to poker for real money. On this page we present you all the various possibilities to play poker in Tours and show you the legal framework in Centre-Val de Loire.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Tours ?

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

Poker Cash Games can fulfill in Centre-Val de Loire and therefore as well in Tours the element of the offence of illegal gambling. Players can be sentenced according to these regulations if one helds public gambling or plays in it.

Is poker a game of chance?

The problem of whether poker is a game of chance is still to be cleared. The jurisdiction in France and therefore also in Tours says however that poker is to be rated as a game of luck.The state casinos in France have for sure a allowance.

Poker in bars in Tours

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

Result

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

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Tours © Unsplash

Caution: Real-money games are forbidden in Tours. You have to go to one of the various casinos in the region of Tours. Please read the text on Home Games if you want further alternatives.

Poker tournaments in Tours

Poker tourneys in Tours are not a problem under certain conditions. Tournaments are allowed as long as no real cash is paid out, but the award is a non-cash prize. In addition, big poker tournaments take place frequently in Centre-Val de Loire! Current tournaments can be found in the tournament schedule.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Tours

Additional options are available by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with events in and around Tours. In Tours there is a varied club scene with various tournaments with non-cash prizes. Here is a small list:

Live poker in casinos near by Tours

In the city center of Tours you will currently not see a casino with poker rooms. Centre-Val de Loire located its casinos usually in small towns and outside the city center. It is certainly not a problem to access them by car or public transport. Most have on top their own transfer facilities. In case you want to drive your own car, all casinos provide spacious parking lots for poker players. Nowadays, every casino in France regularly offers real money poker games. There are a lot of tournaments and poker events where you can join. On this site you'll see a summary, structured by federal states, of every casinos offering poker with their precise schedule and all important facts. Within a radius of Tours you will get to a nice variety of casinos with poker games with a ok travel time.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Tours in private locations

In Tours the laws of the federal state Centre-Val de Loire is in effect. If you want to host legal poker home games in Tours, you must follow these rules.

Do you play publicly?

The poker game has to be hosted in public to establish criminal liability. A poker game is public after the jurisdiction in Centre-Val de Loire, 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 Tours that anyone could enter. It's forbidden.

Does the homegame take place in Tours as usual?

Based on case law in Centre-Val de Loire 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 Tours as well as in public. For example, if money games are held 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

If you are searching for an easy option to play poker in Tours, we recommend online poker. There are many well known poker platforms where you can play for real cash. After decades of online poker history, several providers have emerged as the most trustful and stable. We strongly recommend creating an account with these poker platforms and poker there. The poker tables on offer are excellent, the choice is large, the players are numerous and the rake is reasonable. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.

 updated: 30.11.2020
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