Poker in Castlebar:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Castlebar in Mayo with 11.087 citizens for money, you have to drive to a official casino or a poker room.

In Castlebar and across Mayo, poker is defined as a game of luck. Therefore, it is solely legal in casinos to play poker for real money. On this online site we inform you about all the different options to play poker in Castlebar and show you the legal framework in Mayo.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Castlebar ?

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

Poker Cash Games can meet in Mayo and thus also in Castlebar the element of the offence of illegal gambling. Punishment based on these regulations is possible if one hosts a public game of luck or plays in it.

Is poker a game of chance?

The problem of whether poker is a game of chance is still to be answered. However the legislation in Ireland and therefore also in Castlebar defines poker as a game of luck. The state casinos in Ireland have for sure a authorisation.

Poker in restaurants in Castlebar

Risk for the pubs & hosts: There is possibility of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Castlebar if you make yourself liable to prosecution.


  • Poker cash games are generally prohibited in Ireland and therefore also in Castlebar.
  • The casinos in Ireland have a authorisation.
  • Mostly it is very challenging for the authorities in Castlebar 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 Castlebar

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Castlebar © Unsplash

Cash games are in general forbidden in Castlebar. If you still want to poker for cash in Castlebar, you will need to visit casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the local area. Please check out the section on Home Games if you need additional possibilities to play the game.

  • Castle Card Club ( Website )
    Market Square, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland
    +353 (0) 94 9020111
    Thursday 9:00PM Cash game €50min buy in 11pm
    Saturday 9:00PM Cash game €50min buy in 11pm
    Sunday 9:00PM Cash game €50min buy in 11pm

Poker tournaments in Castlebar

You can find many poker tourneys in Castlebar. Tournaments are permitted as long as there are prizes and not real money to be won. In addition, big poker tournaments take place often in Mayo! For an fast overview of the upcoming tournaments in Castlebar, please check out our tournament schedule.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Castlebar

Other alternatives are available by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with poker events in and around Castlebar. With us you will find a small selection of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Castlebar:

Live poker in casinos near by Castlebar

In the heart of Castlebar you will unfortunately not see a casino with poker games. Mayo located its casinos usually in smaller towns and outside the city center. It is certainly not a problem to reach them by car or public transport. The majority have additional an own transfer facilities. If you want to go by your own car, all casinos offer spacious parking space for poker players. Nowadays, however, just each casino in Ireland is hosting poker games. There are different poker tournaments and poker events where you can play. On this site you'll see a list, sorted by federal states, of all casinos running poker with their precise offering and all required information. After only a short drive you can play legal poker for real cash in one of the casinos around Castlebar.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Castlebar

  • Castle Card Club ( Website )
    Market Square, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Castlebar in private locations

In Castlebar the judisdiction of the federal state Mayo is in effect. In order to play legal poker home games in Castlebar you must follow of the following:

Is the poker game in Castlebar public?

If the poker round is not public, it can be allowed in principle and does not have to justify any criminal liability. A poker game is public after the jurisdiction in Mayo, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". An example of this is the poker for big amounts of money in Castlebar's bars, which usually anyone can access. It's forbidden.


Even a closed society can be considered public in Mayo 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 Castlebar as well as in public. So, if cash games are played for every week on the similar day, it does not matter if it is a private room or not. Both are not allowed.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

The easiest and allowed option to play poker in Castlebar is online poker. There are some popular poker sites where you can play for real money. After decades of online poker history, a couple of providers proofed themselfes as the most trustful and consistent. We strongly recommend opening an account with these poker sites and poker there. The poker tables on offer are excellent, the choice is extensive, the player pool is numerous and the fees are not too high. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.