Poker in Linköping:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

In order to play poker in Linköping in Östergötland with 106.502 citizens for money, you have to go to a state casino or a poker room.

In Linköping and throughout Östergötland, poker is considered a game of luck. Therefore, it is only permitted in casinos to play poker for real cash. On this platform we present you all the various possibilities to play poker in Linköping and clarify the legal framework in Östergötland.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Linköping ?

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

Poker Cash Games can meet in Östergötland and thus as well in Linköping the criminal offence of illegal gambling. Punishment according to these laws is possible if one helds a public game of luck or takes part in it.

Is poker in Östergötland defined as a game of luck?

There is still no standardized ruling whether poker is a game of luck or not. The jurisdiction in Sweden and therefore also in Linköping says however that poker is to be classified as a game of chance. The difference is that state casinos in Östergötland have a permission. Playing poker there is legal.

Poker in bars in Linköping

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


  • Poker cash games are generally forbidden in Sweden and therefore also in Linköping.
  • The casinos in Sweden have a permission.
  • Mostly it is very difficult for the authorities in Linköping 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 Linköping

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Linköping © Unsplash

Real-money games are in general illegal in Linköping. If plan to poker for cash in Linköping, you will have to travel to casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the surrounding area. If you don't want to enter a casino but still don't wanna miss poker cash games, you can think about Home Games, which are highly regulated.

Poker tournaments in Linköping

You can find a lot poker tournaments in Linköping. Tournaments are legal as long as there are prizes and not real money to be won. In addition, great poker tournaments are held frequently in Östergötland! Upcoming tournaments can be seen in the tournament schedule.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Linköping

Other alternatives are available by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with tournaments in and around Linköping. With us you will find a helpful overview of all poker clubs & poker rooms in Linköping:

Live poker in casinos near by Linköping

You can hardly play live poker in Linköping in any casino in the heart. Östergötland located its casinos primarily in minor cities and outside the city center. It is certainly fast to access them by car or public transport. Most have additional their own transfer busses. In case you want to go by your own car, all casinos offer spacious parking space for poker players. Today, every casino in Sweden regularly runs real money poker games. There are many games and poker events that you can enter. At you'll get an overview, organized by federal states, of the best casinos running poker with their particular schedule and all other information. Around Linköping you will see at least two casinos with decent travel times and good live poker games.

Best Poker Players from Linköping

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

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Linköping in private locations

In Linköping the laws of the federal state Östergötland applies. In order be allowed to play poker home games in Linköping you have to take care of the following:

Is it a public poker round?

If the poker round is not public, it can be allowed in general and does not have to justify any criminal liability. A poker round is public after the jurisdiction in Östergötland, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". A good example of this is the poker for substantial amounts of money in Linköping's bars, which usually anyone can enter. Attention, this is forbidden!

How regularly does the homegame take place in Linköping?

Even a closed society can be considered public in Östergötland based on § 285 II StGB, if gambling takes place there according to law.If the round takes place habitually, it is prohibited in private rooms in Linköping as well as in public. For example, if money games are played 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

If you are searching for a fast option to play poker in Linköping, we recommend online poker. We show a top list of popular poker platforms where you can legally play for real money in Sweden. After decades of online poker history, a couple of providers have emerged as the most reliable and stable. We strongly recommend opening an account with these poker sites and playing poker there. The poker games on offer are excellent, the options are large, the players are numerous and the fees are just fine. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.