Not only has Texas Hold’em become one of the most popular card games but they contribute to its success. This is since the advent of major online poker rooms, such as Full Tilt or Pokerstars. But who wants to play with his friends, still prefers a private game on the Internet.
Playing poker with friends on the Internet is not easy. Because, if friends were playing together at a table, the possibility of fraud would arise. In order to still be able to play with the friends, private poker rounds are organized. But with a home game that also involves money, a legal limit could be crossed. Because, gambling is illegal under certain circumstances and that can include domestic poker games.
Poker with friends – you should pay attention
The good news beforehand: Basically, playing gclub poker with friends is legal for money or prizes. So the legislator will not come to you and impose fines. However, you should pay attention to a few things, because here too there are limits:
The game or the tournament may only be under arrangement in private premises, for example at home. A game in the local pub is under prohibition.
Only friends with each other may play poker together. Here are the rules very strict. It entails that it does not stay in allowance that one in the circle of friends brings another friend who does not know the other players. If that were the case, the poker round would be public and that’s not possible.
The poker round may only take place “randomly” or irregularly. For example, if you go to poker every Thursday night, you would be acting illegally.
Often one scolds in Germany over the bureaucracy insanity. Sometimes he makes sense and sometimes not. In the case of a private poker round, however, the basic rules are understandable and relatively easy to follow. So if you have a poker game with friends from time to time, that’s no problem.