Poker in Wels:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

If you want to play for real money poker cash games in Wels in Wels with 61.727 inhabitants, you will need to go to a national casino or a poker room.

In Wels and throughout Wels, poker is considered a game of luck. Therefore, it is only accepted in casinos to play poker for real cash. On this site we explain you all the various options to play poker in Wels and inform you about the legal framework in Wels.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Wels ?

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

Poker Cash Games can fulfill in Wels and thus as well in Wels the criminal offence of illegal gambling. One can be condemned based on these regulations if one organizes public gambling or takes part in it.

Is poker a game of luck?

There is still no consisten decision whether poker is a game of luck or not. The law in Österreich and therefore also in Wels says however that poker is to be graded as a game of luck.The national casinos in Österreich have of course a allowance.

Poker in bars in Wels

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


  • Poker cash games are generally prohibited in Österreich and therefore also in Wels.
  • The casinos in Österreich have a authorisation.
  • Often it is very hard for the authorities in Wels 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 Wels

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Wels © Unsplash

Attention: Poker for real money is not allowed in public! If you still want to play poker for cash in Wels, you will need to use casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the surrounding area. Please check out the section on Home Games if you are looking for more alternatives.

Poker tournaments in Wels

Poker tourneys in Wels are allowed under certain conditions. Tournaments are permitted as long as no real cash is paid out, but the win is a non-cash prize. In addition, great poker tournaments are held frequently in Wels! Current tournaments can be seen in the tournament calendar.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Wels

Further alternatives are offered by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with poker events in and around Wels. The poker landscape in Wels is organized in many clubs & rooms and every year live poker events come to the city. Here is a good list:

Live poker in casinos near by Wels

Wels itself unfortunately does not have a own casino with a poker floor. Wels has its casinos generally in smaller towns and outside the city center. It is though fast to access them by car or public transport. Most have on top their own shuttle service. In case you decide to go by your own car, all casinos provide large park possibilities for poker enthusiasts. This year you can participate in a large collection of poker tournaments in any casino in Österreich. There are as well tournament series and Poker Events in which you can register. On our site you'll find a summary, arranged by federal states, of every places offering poker with their particular games and all required infos. Around Wels you will reach at least two casinos with acceptable travel times and good live poker offers.

Best Poker Players from Wels

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

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Wels in private locations

In Wels the laws of the federal state Wels applies. In order be allowed to play poker home games in Wels you must follow of the following:

Is it a public poker round?

If the poker round 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 Wels, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". The best example of this is cash games in pubs in Wels that anyone could enter. It's forbidden.

Does the homegame take place in Wels as usual?

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

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

The best and not prohibited way to play poker in Wels is online poker. We list a top list of trustful poker platforms where you can legally play for real money in Österreich. After some twenty years of online poker history, several providers have emerged as the most reliable and stable. We strongly recommend opening an account with these sites and playing poker there. The poker tables on offer are great, the options are extensive, the players are numerous and the rake is not too high. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.