Poker in Waregem:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Waregem in Flandern Flandern with 37.871 residents for money, you have to enter to a official casino or a poker room.

In Waregem and across Flandern Flandern, poker is considered a game of luck. For this reason, it is just permitted in casinos to play poker for real cash. On this platform we show you all the various possibilities to play poker in Waregem and explain you the legal framework in Flandern Flandern.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Waregem ?

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

Poker Cash Games can fulfill in Flandern Flandern and thus also in Waregem the element of the offence of illegal gambling. Punishment according to these regulations is if one organizes a public game of luck or takes part in it.

Is poker in Flandern Flandern ranked as a game of luck?

The problem of whether poker is a game of luck is still to be cleared. However the jurisdiction in Belgique and therefore also in Waregem defines poker as a game of chance. The state casinos in Belgique have for sure a authorisation.

Poker in bars in Waregem

Especially for pubs the criminal side is very dangerous. There is the danger of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Waregem if you make yourself liable to prosecution.

Result

  • Poker cash games are generally prohibited in Belgique and therefore also in Waregem.
  • The casinos in Belgique have a permission.
  • Mostly it is very hard for the authorities in Waregem 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 Waregem

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Waregem © Unsplash

Running poker cash games for real money is not legal in public. If prefer to enter games for real money in Waregem, you will have to travel to casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the surrounding area. If you don't want to play in a casino but still don't want to miss poker cash games, you can check out Home Games, which are very regulated.

Poker tournaments in Waregem

There are many poker tournaments in Waregem. Tournaments are allowed as long as no real cash is paid out, but the win is a non-cash prize. In addition, big poker tournaments take place often in Flandern Flandern! For an full overview of the upcoming tournaments in Waregem, please check out our tournament calendar.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Waregem

Other alternatives are available by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with tournaments in and around Waregem. In Waregem there is a varied club scene with regular tournaments with non-cash prizes. Here is a helpful overview:

Live poker in casinos near by Waregem

You can hardly play live poker in Waregem in any casino in the city center. Flandern Flandern located its casinos mainly in smaller towns and outside the city center. It is however easy to visit them by car or public transport. The majority have additional their own shuttle facilities. In case you want to go by your own car, all casinos offer generous parking space for poker players. Nowadays, however, almost every casino in Belgique is hosting poker games. There are many poker tournaments and poker events where you can join. Here with us you'll get a summary, sorted by federal states, of every places offering poker with their individual schedule and all other infos. Around Waregem you will see a nice variety of casinos with poker games with a decent travel time.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Waregem in private locations

In Waregem the judisdiction of the federal state Flandern Flandern applies. In order not be prohibited to play poker home games in Waregem you must follow of the following:

Do you play 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 Flandern Flandern, 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 amounts of money in Waregem's bars, which usually anyone can join. This is illegal.

Habituality

According to legislation in Flandern Flandern 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 prohibited in private rooms in Waregem as well as in public. For example, if money games are held 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 searching for a fast way to play poker in Waregem, we can advise online poker. We present a selection of reputable poker sites where you can officially play for real money in Belgique. After over 20 years of online poker history, several providers proofed themselfes as the most reliable and consistent. We strongly recommend creating an account with these poker platforms and 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.

 updated: 05.12.2020
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