Poker in Malmö:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

If you want to play for real money poker tournaments in Malmö in Skåne with 301.706 residents, you will need to go to a national casino or a poker room.

In Malmö and all over Skåne, poker is considered a game of luck. Because of this, it is solely legal in casinos to play poker for real money. On this website we present you all the various ways to play poker in Malmö and inform you about the legal framework in Skåne.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Malmö ?

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

Poker Cash Games can fulfill in Skåne and therefore also in Malmö the element of the offence of illegal gambling. Punishment based on these regulations is if one helds a public game of luck or plays in it.

Is poker a game of chance?

The decision of whether poker is a game of luck in the sense of the jurisdiction has been a complicated one for decades and there have been numerous hearings on the subject. However the law in Sweden and therefore also in Malmö rates poker as a game of chance. The difference is that national casinos in Skåne have a authorisation. Playing poker there is legal.

Poker in restaurants in Malmö

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


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

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Malmö © Unsplash

Poker for real money is not permitted in public. If you still want to enter games for cash in Malmö, you will have to visit casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the near area. Please read the text on Home Games if you are searching for more options.

Poker tournaments in Malmö

You can find a big number of poker tourneys in Malmö. Tournaments are permitted as long as no real money is paid out, but the win is a non-cash prize. Furthermore, big poker tournaments take place frequently in Skåne! Upcoming tournaments can be seen in the tournament schedule.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Malmö

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

Live poker in casinos near by Malmö

In the city itself, there is no casino with live poker. Skåne has its casinos primarily in smaller places and outside the city center. It is though not a problem to get to them by car or public transport. Most have on top their own shuttle busses. If you decide to drive your own car, all casinos provide generous parking space for poker players. Meanwhile, however, almost every casino in Sweden is organizing poker games. There are many poker tournaments and events where you can join. At you'll find a list, organized by federal states, of the best casinos running poker with their particular schedule and all required information. After only a quick drive you can participate in legal poker games for money in one of the casinos around Malmö.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Malmö

  • Casino Cosmopol Malmö ( Website )
    Slottsgatan 33 Kungsparken, Malmö 211 33, Sweden

Best Poker Players from Malmö

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

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Malmö in private locations

In Malmö the laws of the federal state Skåne applies. If you want to hold legal poker home games in Malmö, you must take care of these facts.

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 Skåne, 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 Malmö that anyone could join. Attention, this is forbidden!


Even a closed society can be considered public in Skåne 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 Malmö as well as in public. For example, 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 illegal.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

If you are looking for an easy option to play poker in Malmö, we can advise online poker. There are some popular poker platforms where you can play poker for real money. After some twenty years of online poker history, several providers proofed themselfes as the most reliable and stable. We strongly recommend opening an account with these sites and poker there. The poker tables on offer are great, the choice is extensive, the player pool is numerous and the rake is reasonable. lists the most important and best providers in comparison.