Poker in Birmingham:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

If you want to play for real money poker games in Birmingham in West Midlands with 1.140.754 citizens, you will need to visit a national casino or a poker room.

Just in official casinos in West Midlands are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em allowed, because according to legislation in Great Britain poker is a game of luck. On this website we show you all the various ways to play poker in Birmingham and inform you about the legal framework in West Midlands.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Birmingham ?

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

Poker Cash Games can fulfill in West Midlands and thus as well in Birmingham the element of the offence of illegal gambling. Punishment according to these regulations is if one organizes a public game of luck or takes part in it.

Is poker in West Midlands classified as a game of luck?

There is still no standardized ruling whether poker is a game of chance or not. The legislation in Great Britain and therefore also in Birmingham says however that poker is to be defined as a game of luck.The state casinos in Great Britain have of course a authorisation.

Poker in pubs in Birmingham

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

Result

  • Poker cash games are in principle not legal in Great Britain and therefore also in Birmingham.
  • The casinos in Great Britain have a state licence.
  • Often it is very tricky for the authorities in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

Cashgames
Cashgames: Real money poker games in Birmingham © Unsplash

In Birmingham you are still not able to organize a poker game for real money in public. You have to visit one of the many casinos in the area. If you don't want to enter a casino but still don't wanna miss poker cash games, you can check out Home Games, which are highly regulated.

  • Broadway Casino ( Website )
    Broadway Plaza, 220 Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham, West Midlands B16 8LP, UK
    +44 121 456 5557
    Cash games from 6pm

Poker tournaments in Birmingham

Poker Tournaments
Poker tournaments in Birmingham © Kings Casino & Resport

Poker tourneys in Birmingham are no problem under specific circumstances. Tournaments are allowed as long as no real money is paid out, but the win is a non-cash prize. In Birmingham and the surrounding region there are frequent poker tournaments. For an full overview of the upcoming tournaments in Birmingham, please search for our tournament calendar.

Past Tournaments

  • No Limit Hold'em ( Website )
    Broadway Casino, 31-Jan-2018
  • No Limit Hold'em ( Website )
    Broadway Casino, 31-Jan-2018
  • £ 80 + 10 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event ( Website )
    Broadway Casino, Oct-2016
  • £ 80 + 10 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event ( Website )
    Broadway Casino, Oct-2016
  • £ 100 + 9 No Limit Hold'em ( Website )
    Broadway Casino, 16-Jul-2016
  • £ 100 + 9 No Limit Hold'em ( Website )
    Broadway Casino, 16-Jul-2016
  • $ 100 + 9 No Limit Hold'em - GPPT Mini Final ( Website )
    Broadway Casino, 24-Apr-2016
  • $ 100 + 9 No Limit Hold'em - Special ( Website )
    Broadway Casino, 24-Apr-2016
  • $ 100 + 9 No Limit Hold'em - GPPT Mini Final ( Website )
    Broadway Casino, 24-Apr-2016
  • $ 100 + 9 No Limit Hold'em - Special ( Website )
    Broadway Casino, 24-Apr-2016

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Birmingham

Further alternatives are offered by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with in and around Birmingham. The poker scene in Birmingham is organized in several clubs & rooms and every year live poker events come to the city. Here is a small list:

Live poker in casinos near by Birmingham

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

In the center of Birmingham you will not be able to spot a casino with poker floor. West Midlands located its casinos primarily in small cities and outside the heart of the city. It is however no problem to access them by car or public transport. The majority have on top an own shuttle facilities. If you want to drive your own car, all casinos offer generous parking lots for poker enthusiasts. Today you can play a large selection of poker tournaments in every casino in Great Britain. There are some games and events where you can enter. At Poker-in.com you'll see a summary, organized by federal states, of the best places running poker with their precise games and all other information. After only a short drive you can play legal poker for real cash in one of the casinos around Birmingham.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Birmingham

  • Broadway Casino ( Website )
    Broadway Plaza, 220 Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham, West Midlands B16 8LP, UK
  • Grosvenor Casino Birmingham ( Website )
    84 Hill Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 4AH, UK
  • Grosvenor G Casino Birmingham ( Website )
    Fiveways Leisure Complex, Broad St, Birmingham B15 1AY, UK

Best Poker Players from Birmingham

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

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Birmingham in private locations

Homegames
Homegames: Pokern for real money in Birmingham © Unsplash

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

Is it a public poker game?

If the poker game is not public, it can be legal in principle and does not have to justify any criminal liability. A poker game is public after the jurisdiction in West Midlands, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". An example of this is cash games in pubs in Birmingham that anyone could access. Attention, this is forbidden!

Habituality

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

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

The easiest and not prohibited option to play poker in Birmingham is online poker. There are a alot of popular providers where you can play for real cash. After some twenty years of online poker history, a couple of providers have emerged as the most reliable and stable. We strongly recommend creating an account with these poker sites and playing poker there. The poker games on offer are excellent, the choice is extensive, the player pool is numerous and the fees are not too high. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.