Poker in Wien:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

Poker for real money in Wien in Wien with 1.897.491 residents, is just possible in casinos or poker rooms.

In Wien and across Wien, poker is classified as a game of luck. That is why, it is just legal in casinos to play poker for real money. On this site we explain you all the different ways to play poker in Wien and show you the legal framework in Wien.

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

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Wien ?

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

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

Is poker a game of chance or not?

There is still no consisten ruling whether poker is a game of luck or not. The legislation in Österreich and therefore also in Wien says however that poker is to be rated as a game of chance.The national casinos in Österreich have for sure a permission.

Poker in bars in Wien

Beware pubs & hosts! There is the danger of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Wien if you make yourself liable to prosecution.

Conclusion

  • Poker cash games are generally forbidden in Österreich and therefore also in Wien.
  • The casinos in Österreich have a state licence.
  • Often it is very tricky for the authorities in Wien 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 Wien

Cashgames
Cashgames: Real money poker games in Wien © Unsplash

Entering poker cash games for real money is not allowed in public. If prefer to join poker games for real money in Wien, you will need to visit casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the local area. Please read carefully the section on Home Games if you need additional options.

Poker tournaments in Wien

Poker Tournaments
Poker tournaments in Wien © Kings Casino & Resport

Poker tourneys in Wien are not a problem under certain circumstances. Tournaments are allowed as long as no real cash is paid out, but the win is a non-cash prize. In Wien and the surrounding area there are regular poker tournaments. For an quick list of the upcoming tournaments in Wien, please search for our tournament schedule.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Wien

Other alternatives are offered by the various poker clubs & poker rooms with in and around Wien. The poker scene in Wien is organized in several clubs & rooms and every year live poker events come to the city. Here is a helpful list:

Live poker in casinos near by Wien

Casinos near by
Live poker in casinos near by Wien © Kings Casino & Resport

You are not able to play live poker in Wien in any casino in the heart. Wien located its casinos mainly in little cities and outside the heart of the city. It is however not a problem to get to them by car or public transport. Most have additional an own transfer facilities. In case you decide to drive your own car, all casinos provide generous parking facilities for poker players. Meanwhile, every casino in Österreich regularly runs real money poker games. There are both tournament series and Poker Events where you can register. At Poker-in.com you'll see a summary, arranged by federal states, of every casinos running poker with their particular schedule and all other information. Within a radius of Wien you will see minimum two casinos with decent travel times and solid live poker offers.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Wien in private locations

Homegames
Homegames: Pokern for real money in Wien © Unsplash

In Wien the judisdiction of the federal state Wien is in effect. In order be allowed to play poker home games in Wien you have to take care of the following:

Is the poker round in Wien public?

The poker game has to be organized in public to be criminal liable. A poker round is public after the jurisdiction in Wien, 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 Wien that anyone could enter. This is illegal.

How often does the homegame take place in Wien?

According to jurisdiction in Wien 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 habitually, it is prohibited in private rooms in Wien as well as in public. So, if money games are organized for every week on the same day, it does not matter if it is a private room or not. Both are illegal.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

The easiest and allowed option to play poker in Wien is online poker. We present a variety of established online sites where you can legally play for real cash in Österreich. After some twenty 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 playing poker there. The poker games on offer are excellent, the choice is large, the player pool is numerous and the rake is not too high. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.