Poker in Västerås:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Västerås in Västmanland with 117.746 residents for money, you have to drive to a national casino or a poker room.

Just in national casinos in Västmanland are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em permitted, because according to legislation in Sweden poker is a game of luck. On this website we inform you about all the available options to play poker in Västerås and explain you the legal framework in Västmanland.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Västerås ?

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

Poker Cash Games can meet in Västmanland and therefore also in Västerås the criminal offence of illegal gambling. Punishment based on these laws is possible if one hosts a public game of chance or plays in it.

Is poker in Västmanland classified as a game of chance?

The problem of whether poker is a game of luck is still unanswered. The jurisdiction in Sweden and therefore also in Västerås says however that poker is to be defined as a game of luck.The national casinos in Sweden have of course a permission.

Poker in bars in Västerås

Attention pubs & hosts! There is high risk of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Västerås if you make yourself liable to prosecution.

Conclusion

  • Poker cash games are generally not allowed in Sweden and therefore also in Västerås.
  • The casinos in Sweden have a permission.
  • Mostly it is very difficult for the authorities in Västerås 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 Västerås

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Västerås © Unsplash

Caution: Poker for real money is not legal in public! If you still want to participate in poker games for real money in Västerås, you will need to go to casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the near area. If you don't like to enter a casino but still don't want to give up poker cash games, you can switch to Home Games, which are highly regulated.

Poker tournaments in Västerås

There are a lot poker tourneys in Västerås. Tournaments are legal as long as no real cash is paid out, but the prize is a non-cash prize. In Västerås and the surrounding region there are regular poker tournaments. Current tournaments can be seen in the tournament calendar.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Västerås

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

Live poker in casinos near by Västerås

In the city itself, there is no casino with live poker. Västmanland located its casinos usually in minor places and outside the heart of the city. It is though fast to access them by car or public transport. Most have on top an own shuttle facilities. In case you decide to drive your own car, all casinos offer extensive parking facilities for poker enthusiasts. Nowadays, every casino in Sweden regularly runs real money poker tournaments. There are a lot of tournaments and poker events in which you can join. On this site you'll see a summary, arranged by federal states, of all casinos running poker with their individual games and all required information. Near Västerås you will be able to reach a nice variety of casinos with poker tables with a decent driving time.

Best Poker Players from Västerås

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

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Västerås in private locations

In Västerås the laws of the federal state Västmanland applies. If you want to organize allowed poker home games in Västerås, you must take care of these rules.

Is the poker game in Västerås public?

If the poker round is not public, it can be allowed in general and does not have to justify any criminal liability. A poker event is public after the jurisdiction in Västmanland, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". A good example of this is the poker for high stakes of money in Västerås's bars, which normally anyone can join. Attention, this is forbidden!

Does the homegame take place in Västerås as usual?

Even a closed society can be considered public in Västmanland according to § 285 II StGB, if gambling takes place there according to law.If the poker game takes place regulardy, it is illegal in private rooms in Västerås as well as in public. So, if money games are held for every week on the similar day, it does not matter if it is a private room or public. Both are not allowed.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

If you are searching for an easy way to play poker in Västerås, we can advise online poker. There are a alot of trustful online sites where you can play poker for real cash. After many years of online poker history, a couple of providers have emerged as the most trustful and stable. We strongly recommend creating an account with these sites and poker there. The poker games on offer are great, the choice is large, the players are numerous and the rake is just fine. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.

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