Poker in Dublin:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Dublin in Dublin with 553.165 inhabitants for money, you have to visit to a official casino or a poker room.

Only in the national casinos in Dublin are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em allowed, because according to law in Ireland poker is a game of luck. On this online site we show you all the available options to play poker in Dublin and show you the legal framework in Dublin.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Dublin ?

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

Poker Cash Games can meet in Dublin and thus also in Dublin the criminal offence of illegal gambling. Punishment based on these regulations is if one hosts a public game of chance or plays in it.

Is poker a game of luck or not?

The decision of whether poker is a game of chance in the sense of the jurisdiction has been not cleared for decades and there have been many studies on the subject. The jurisdiction in Ireland and therefore also in Dublin says however that poker is to be rated as a game of luck.The national casinos in Ireland have for sure a allowance.

Poker in bars in Dublin

Caution pubs & hosts! There is possibility of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Dublin if you make yourself liable to prosecution.


  • Poker cash games are basically not legal in Ireland and therefore also in Dublin.
  • The casinos in Ireland have a licence.
  • Often it is very tricky for the authorities in Dublin to verify 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 Dublin

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Dublin © Unsplash

Caution: Poker for real money is not legal in public! You need use one of the various casinos in the 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 strongly regulated.

Poker tournaments in Dublin

There are many poker tourneys in Dublin. Tournaments are legal as long as no real money is paid out, but the prize is a non-cash prize. In addition, big poker tournaments take place on a regular basis in Dublin! Current tournaments can be discovered in the tournament calendar.

Past Tournaments

  • € 40 + 10 No Limit Hold'em - Friday Re-Entry ( Website )
    Village Green Card Club, 13-Mar-2020
  • € 60 + 10 No Limit Hold'em - Thursday Deepstack ( Website )
    Village Green Card Club, 12-Mar-2020
  • € 40 + 10 No Limit Hold'em - Wednesday Re-Entry ( Website )
    Village Green Card Club, 11-Mar-2020
  • € 100 + 15 No Limit Hold'em - Saturday 115 Re-Entry ( Website )
    Village Green Card Club, 07-Mar-2020
  • € 40 + 10 No Limit Hold'em - Wednesday Re-Entry ( Website )
    Village Green Card Club, 04-Mar-2020
  • € 100 + 20 No Limit Hold'em - Progressive Knockout ( Website )
    Bonnington Dublin, 01-Mar-2020
  • € 100 + 10 No Limit Hold'em - Mini ME ( Website )
    Bonnington Dublin, 01-Mar-2020
  • € 300 + 30 No Limit Hold'em - Unibet Super Stack ( Website )
    Bonnington Dublin, 29-Feb-2020
  • € 150 + 15 Pot Limit Omaha ( Website )
    Bonnington Dublin, 29-Feb-2020
  • € 150 + 15 No Limit Hold'em - Irish Poker ( Website )
    Bonnington Dublin, 29-Feb-2020

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Dublin

Other options are offered by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with tournaments in and around Dublin. In Dublin there is a varied poker room landscape with regular tournaments with non-cash prizes. Here is a helpful list:

Live poker in casinos near by Dublin

You are not able to play live poker in Dublin in any casino in the city center. Dublin has its casinos mostly in minor cities and outside the city center. It is though not a problem to access them by car or public transport. Most have on top an own transfer facilities. In case you decide to use your own car, all casinos offer large parking facilities for poker enthusiasts. Today, however, nearly each casino in Ireland is hosting poker tournaments. There are many poker tournaments and poker events where you can join. At you'll discover a summary, organized by federal states, of every places running poker with their individual games and all required facts. Within a radius of Dublin you will be able to reach at least two casinos with reasonable driving times and attractive live poker games.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Dublin

  • 4Kings Casino & Card Club ( Website )
    Lakeside drive, airside retail park, Nevinstown West, swords, Co. Dublin
  • Bonnington Dublin ( Website )
    Swords Rd, Whitehall, Dublin 9, D09 C7F8
  • Citywest Hotel ( Website )
    Garters Ln, Saggart, Co. Dublin, D24 KF8A, Ireland
  • D1 Casino Club ( Website )
    63 Dorset Street Lower, Dublin 1, Ireland
  • D15 Casino & Card Club ( Website )
    Parkside HouseBóthar Na HuaimheBuzzardstownDublin 15Ireland
  • Green Isle Hotel ( Website )
    Green Isle Conference & Leisure Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin.
  • Mammoth Poker ( Website )
    The Bonnington Dublin, Swords Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9, Ireland D09 C7F8
  • The Fitzwilliam Card Club and Casino ( Website )
    Clifton Hall, Dublin, Irish Republic
  • The Sporting Emporium Club ( Website )
    Anne's Lane South Anne Street, Dublin 2, Irish Republic
  • Village Green Card Club ( Website )
    Village Green Card Club, Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland

Best Poker Players from Dublin

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

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Dublin in private locations

In Dublin the laws of the federal state Dublin is in effect. If you want to hold legal poker home games in Dublin, you must be aware of these rules.

Is it a public poker round?

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


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

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

The best and legal way to play poker in Dublin is online poker. We list a variety of well known poker platforms where you can officially play for real money in Ireland. After over 20 years of online poker history, several providers proofed themselfes as the most trustful and stable. We strongly recommend opening an account with these sites and playing poker there. The poker tables on offer are great, the choice is large, the player pool is numerous and the rake is reasonable. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.