Poker in Ulm:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

gambling for real money in Ulm in Baden-Württemberg with 126.329 (31. Dez. 2018) inhabitants, is just allowed in casinos.

In Ulm and all over Baden-Württemberg, poker is considered a game of luck. For this reason, it is only legal in casinos to play poker for real cash. On this platform we inform you about all the available possibilities to play poker in Ulm and show you the legal framework in Baden-Württemberg.

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

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Ulm ?

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

Poker can meet in Baden-Württemberg and therefore also in Ulm the element of the offence of illegal gambling §§ 284, 285 StGB. Players can be sentenced based on these laws if one hosts public gambling or plays in it based on § 285 StGB.

Is poker a game of chance?

The question of whether poker is a game of luck is still to be cleared. However the legislation in Deutschland and therefore also in Ulm classifies poker as a game of luck. The national casinos in Deutschland have of course a license under § 284 I StGB.

The derogation of the non-cash prize tournaments

Non-cash prize tournaments are the only style of poker legal in Ulm and are not defined as gambling. The tournament winner will receive a non-monetary prize as a prize, which is not allowed to be paid out of the participation fees. This variant misses the fact of case stake and after the jurisdiction in Deutschland there is therefore no gambling. The maximum tolerated amount of the entrance fees is controversial, however, with 15 euros one is as an organizer or poker player of non-cash prize tournaments in Ulm but usually on the secure page. According to case law, the relevance of the stake is then missing.

Poker in bars in Ulm

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


  • Playing poker for real money is generally forbidden in Deutschland and therefore also in Ulm, unless you do not play in public places or by habit.
  • An exception are the prize tourney in Ulm, because according to the jurisdiction it's not defined as gambling due to lack of stakes.
  • The casinos in Deutschland have a state licence.
  • Often it is very hard for the authorities in Ulm to verify 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 Ulm

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Ulm © Unsplash

Attention: Poker cash games are not allowed in Ulm. You need travel to one of the various casinos in the region of Ulm. Please read the text on Home Games if you want further alternatives.

Poker tournaments in Ulm

You can find many poker tournaments in Ulm. Tourneys are legal as long as there are prizes and not real cash to be won. Furthermore, great poker tournaments take place regularly in Baden-Württemberg! For an quick list of the current tournaments in Ulm, please check out our tournament calendar. One of the best poker tournaments in Baden-Württemberg is the German Poker Days with great prizes, like packages to the King's Poker trip. Additionally there is also the Poker Bundesliga, which was likewise already in different cities in Baden-Württemberg to guest.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Ulm

Additional options are available by the various poker clubs & rooms with in and around Ulm. Here you can see a helpful overview of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Ulm:

  • 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 Ulm

In the center of Ulm you will currently not find a casino with poker tables. Baden-Württemberg located its casinos mainly in small towns and outside the city center. It is however no problem to get to them by car or public transport. The majority have even an own shuttle service. If you want to drive your own car, all casinos offer large park possibilities for poker players. Today, every casino in Deutschland often plans real money poker games. There are both tournament series and Poker Events where you can register. Here with us you'll find an overview, structured by federal states, of all places offering poker with their particular schedule and all important information. After only a quick drive you can play legal poker for money in one of the casinos around Ulm.

Best Poker Players from Ulm

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

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Ulm in private locations

In Ulm the laws of the federal state Baden-Württemberg applies. If you want to host legal poker home games in Ulm, you must take care of these rules.

Is the game in Ulm public?

The poker game has to be hosted in public to be criminal liable. A poker round is public after the jurisdiction in Baden-Württemberg, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". An example of this is cash games in pubs in Ulm that anyone could enter. It's forbidden.


According to legislation in Baden-Württemberg 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 regulardy, it is illegal in private rooms in Ulm 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 not allowed.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

If you are looking for a fast option to play poker in Ulm, we can advise online poker. There are a alot of popular online sites where you can play for real cash. After many years of online poker history, several providers have emerged as the most reliable and stable. We strongly recommend opening an account with these poker sites and playing poker there. The poker games on offer are great, the options are large, the player pool is numerous and the rake is reasonable. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.