Poker in United Kingdom:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

If you want to play for real money poker games in United Kingdom in United Kingdom with 66.435.550 residents, you will need to enter a national casino or a poker room.

Only in the authorized casinos in United Kingdom are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em legal, because according to law in United Kingdom poker is a game of luck. On this online site we explain you all the different ways to play poker in United Kingdom and explain you the legal framework in United Kingdom.

We show you how and where you can play Poker United Kingdom
We show you how and where you can play Poker United Kingdom . © Unsplash

Popular Cities to play Poker in United Kingdom

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

Poker Cash Games can fulfill in United Kingdom and thus as well in United Kingdom the element of the offence of illegal gambling. Players can be sentenced based on these laws if one helds public gambling or plays in it.

Is poker a game of luck?

There is still no standardized ruling whether poker is a game of luck or not. However the legislation in United Kingdom and therefore also in United Kingdom grades poker as a game of chance. The national casinos in United Kingdom have of course a allowance.

Poker in bars in United Kingdom

Notably for restaurants the criminal side is very dangerous. There is possibility of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in United Kingdom if you make yourself liable to prosecution.

Summary

  • Poker cash games are in principle not allowed in United Kingdom and therefore also in United Kingdom.
  • The casinos in United Kingdom have a state licence.
  • Mostly it is very challenging for the authorities in United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom

Cashgames
Cashgames: Real money poker games in United Kingdom © Unsplash

Caution: Poker for real money is not legal in public! You have to visit one of the various casinos in the region of United Kingdom. If you don't like 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.

  • Broadway Casino ( Website )
    Broadway Plaza, 220 Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham, West Midlands B16 8LP, UK
    +44 121 456 5557
    Cash games from 6pm
  • Napoleons Casino Bradford ( Website )
    37 Bolton Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 4DR, UK
    +441274391820
    £20 TABLES Antes 50p / £1 Casino rake 5% cap £5
  • Rendezvous Casino Brighton ( Website )
    Brighton Marina Village, Brighton BN2 5UT, UK
    +44 127 396 1729
    Dealer’s choice £500 Min £10 session fee/hour, Blinds £2/£5 optional £10
    Dealer’s choice £100 Min £9/hour session fee/hour,£5/.5 hour Blinds £2/£2 optional £5
    Dealer’s choice £20 Min £100 Max 5% rake capped at £9, Blinds 50p/£1 optional £2
    NLH £40 Min £400 Max 5% rake capped at £9, Blinds £1/£2 optional £4
    NLH £20 Min £100 Max 10% rake capped at £5, Blinds 50p/£1 optional £2
  • Genting Casino Bristol ( Website )
    1-2 Portwall Lane, Bristol, City of Bristol BS1 6NB, UK
    +441179262753
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  • Les Croupiers Casino ( Website )
    Capital Retail Park, Leckwith Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF11 8EG, UK
    +44 29 2038 2810
    We have one of the largest Poker Rooms in the country catering for all different variants of poker from
 Texas HoldEm, 3/4 Card Irish,
4/6 Card Omaha Hi, 4/6 Card Omaha Hi/Lo, 5/7 Card Stud.
  • Genting Club Riverlights ( Website )
    Derby Riverlights, Morledge, DE1 2AY Derby
    +441332387690
    No Limit Hold 'Em (Rake 5% Capped £5)
    Dealers Choice (Rake 5% , Capped £3 short handed , capped £5 6-8 players)
    Cash Games with unlimited sit down (Rake 5% , Capped £7)
  • Alea Casino Glasgow ( Website )
    Paisley Road, Glasgow, Glasgow City G5, UK
    +44 141 530 8936
    Texas Hold-em No Limit. Blinds £1/£2 – Min Buy-in £40
    6 card Omaha Pot Limit. Blinds £2/£4 – Min Buy-in £250
    All Hold-em games available from 7pm Mon-Fri, 6pm Saturday and Sunday
    All Omaha games available from 6pm
    Higher denomination games (eg £2/£5) and 4 card Omaha games available on request
    Rake on all games 5% of pots over £20 to a max of £5
    No rake on split pots
  • Genting Club Fountainpark ( Website )
    124 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH11 1AF, UK
    +441312284446
    Blinds: £1 - £2
    Rake 50p - 50p : 50p - £1
  • Aspers Stratford Poker Room ( Website )
    Aspers Stratford Poker Room 312 The Loft, Montfichet Road Olympic Park, E20 1ET, London
    +44 (0)208 536 5630
    NLH £1/1, £1/2
    PLO £1/2
  • Casino at The Empire ( Website )
    The Casino at The Empire5-6 Leicester SquareLondonWC2H 7NA
    +4420203 582 0737
    With a buzzing atmosphere, it is home to a range of cash games and tournaments available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Poker tournaments in United Kingdom

Poker Tournaments
Poker tournaments in United Kingdom © Kings Casino & Resport

You can find a big number of poker tourneys in United Kingdom. Tourneys are allowed as long as there are prizes and not real cash to be won. In addition, big poker tournaments are held frequently in United Kingdom! For an fast overview of the upcoming tournaments in United Kingdom, please look at our tournament schedule. The following lists shows you the latest poker tournaments in United Kingdom.

  • £ 200 + 25 No Limit Hold'em, Grosvenor G Casino, Blackpool
    Grosvenor G Casino, 02-Dec-2020
  • £ 200 + 25 No Limit Hold'em, Grosvenor G Casino, Blackpool
    Grosvenor G Casino, 02-Dec-2020
  • £ 115 + 15 No Limit Hold'em - Deepstack, Grosvenor Maybury Casino, Edinburgh
    Grosvenor Maybury Casino, 03-Dec-2020
  • £ 115 + 15 No Limit Hold'em - Deepstack, Grosvenor G Casino, Coventry
    Grosvenor G Casino, 03-Dec-2020
  • £ 115 + 15 No Limit Hold'em - Deepstack, Grosvenor G Casino, Thanet
    Grosvenor G Casino, 03-Dec-2020
  • £ 115 + 15 No Limit Hold'em - Deepstack, Grosvenor Portsmouth Gunwharf, Portsmouth ( Website )
    Grosvenor Portsmouth Gunwharf, 03-Dec-2020
  • £ 115 + 15 No Limit Hold'em - Deepstack, Grosvenor Maybury Casino, Edinburgh
    Grosvenor Maybury Casino, 03-Dec-2020
  • £ 115 + 15 No Limit Hold'em - Deepstack, Grosvenor G Casino, Coventry
    Grosvenor G Casino, 03-Dec-2020
  • £ 115 + 15 No Limit Hold'em - Deepstack, Grosvenor G Casino, Thanet
    Grosvenor G Casino, 03-Dec-2020
  • £ 115 + 15 No Limit Hold'em - Deepstack, Grosvenor Portsmouth Gunwharf, Portsmouth ( Website )
    Grosvenor Portsmouth Gunwharf, 03-Dec-2020

Past Tournaments

  • £ 30 + 7 No Limit Hold'em
    Grosvenor Maybury Casino, 15-Mar-2020
  • £ 150 + 15 No Limit Hold'em
    Manchester235, 12-Mar-2020
  • £ 26 + 12 Pot Limit Omaha 4-5-6 ( Website )
    The Poker Room formerly The Vic, 12-Mar-2020
  • £ 115 + 15 No Limit Hold'em - Deepstack ( Website )
    Grosvenor Casino Bury New Road, 12-Mar-2020
  • £ 150 + 15 No Limit Hold'em
    Manchester235, 12-Mar-2020
  • £ 26 + 12 Pot Limit Omaha 4-5-6 ( Website )
    The Poker Room formerly The Vic, 12-Mar-2020
  • £ 115 + 15 No Limit Hold'em - Deepstack ( Website )
    Grosvenor Casino Bury New Road, 12-Mar-2020
  • £ 88 + 12 No Limit Hold'em - Big Blind Ante ( Website )
    The Poker Room formerly The Vic, 10-Mar-2020
  • £ 50 + 7 No Limit Hold'em - Super Tuesday ( Website )
    Grosvenor Casino Bury New Road, 10-Mar-2020
  • £ 88 + 12 No Limit Hold'em - Big Blind Ante ( Website )
    The Poker Room formerly The Vic, 10-Mar-2020

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in United Kingdom

Additional options are available by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with in and around United Kingdom. We present you a good list of all poker clubs & poker rooms in United Kingdom:

Live poker in casinos near by United Kingdom

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

United Kingdom itself unfortunately does not offer a proper casino with a poker floor. United Kingdom has its casinos usually in smaller cities and outside the heart of the city. It is however not a matter to visit them by car or public transport. The majority have additional their own shuttle service. In case you decide to drive your own car, all casinos provide extensive parking facilities for poker players. Today, every casino in United Kingdom regularly hosts real money poker games. There are different tourneys and poker events that you can join. On this site you'll get a summary, sorted by federal states, of the best casinos running poker with their precise games and all other facts. After only a short drive you can play legal poker for money in one of the casinos around United Kingdom.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in United Kingdom

  • 5th Street Card Club
    50 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 1DS
  • Alea Casino Glasgow ( Website )
    Paisley Road, Glasgow, Glasgow City G5, UK
  • Alea Glasgow ( Website )
    Springfield Quay, Paisley Road, Glasgow G5 8NP
  • Alea Leeds
    4 The Boulevard, Clarence Dock, Home of the Royal Armouries, Leeds, LS10 1PZ
  • Alea Nottingham ( Website )
    108 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1, UK
  • Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford ( Website )
    Aspers at Westfield Stratford City 312 The Loft Montfichet Road Olympic Park London E20 1ET
  • Aspers Newcastle
    The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5TG
  • Aspers Newcastle Poker Room ( Website )
    Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 5TG, UK
  • Aspers Northampton Poker Room ( Website )
    6 Commercial Street, Northampton NN1 1PJ, UK
  • Aspers Northamton
    6 Commercial Street, Northampton, NN1 1PJ
  • Aspers Stratford Poker Room ( Website )
    Aspers Stratford Poker Room 312 The Loft, Montfichet Road Olympic Park, E20 1ET, London
  • Aspinalls Club ( Website )
    27-28 Curzon Street, London W1J 7TJ
  • Balmoral Hotel ( Website )
    1 Prince Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
  • Bannatyne's Casino
    5 St. Ann's Road, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5BH
  • Big Bluff
    467 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, London, N13 4BS

Best Poker Players from United Kingdom

Players
Best Poker Players from United Kingdom © Kings Casino & Resport
The following list shows you the Top 10 poker players with the highest tournament winnings from United Kingdom.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in United Kingdom in private locations

Homegames
Homegames: Pokern for real money in United Kingdom © Unsplash

In United Kingdom the judisdiction of the federal state United Kingdom is in effect. If you want to host allowed poker home games in United Kingdom, you must be aware of these points.

Is it a public poker round?

The poker game needs to be hosted in public to be criminal liable. A poker round is public after the jurisdiction in United Kingdom, 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 United Kingdom that anyone could enter. This is illegal.

Habituality

Even a closed society can be considered public in United Kingdom according to § 285 II StGB, if gambling takes place there according to law.If the round takes place regulardy, it is illegal in private rooms in United Kingdom as well as in public. So, if cash games are held 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

If you are looking for an easy option to play poker in United Kingdom, we can advise online poker. We list a top list of well known poker platforms where you can legally play for real money in United Kingdom. After some twenty years of online poker history, several providers proofed themselfes as the most trustful and stable. We strongly recommend creating an account with these poker platforms and playing poker there. The poker tables on offer are excellent, the options are extensive, the player pool is numerous and the rake is not too high. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.