Germany which is actually officially known as the Federal Republic of Germany is made up of a total of 15 states. The capital of Germany, which is also the country’s largest city is Berlin.The most prominently spoken language in Germany is the country’s official language, German. Other languages spoken in Germany include:
Native Minority Languages
- Low German
Commonly Used Immigrant Languages
- Balkan Languages
Germany is home to a plethora of world renowned tourist attractions such as the Berlin Wall, the Neuschwanstein Castle, Europa-Park, Brandenburg Gate and Tropical Islands Resort as well as newly legal online gambling websites.
German Poker Sites
The following poker sites offer poker play in the German language. Players are also able to manage their accounts using software from these providers in German.
- 888 Poker (de.888.com)
- Winner Poker
Since January 2002, the Euro has been the official currency of Germany. All of the above poker sites and several other online poker sites offer German players, and players from all over Europe to make deposits, and play poker using Euros as their currency.
Is online poker legal in Germany
As of January of 2013, Germany is on board to issue a total of 20 online gambling licenses to online bookmakers. Table games online are also to become legal, and regulated, however, live poker games are only set to be allowable if offered by local land based casinos.
Poker Sites Licensed in Germany
PokerStars was issued a license from Schleswig-Holstein, the only state that was given the authority to issue licenses in 2012, effectively making PokerStars the first ever poker site licensed in the entire country.Regulated poker thus far isn’t exactly a dream come true for German residents however, firstly, not all Germans are able to play at the newly licensed online poker site. Those that are less than happy with some of the restrictions that include and the lack of action.
Well Known German Poker Players
The following poker players top the Hendon Mob Databases list of all-time money earners from Germany. In its entirety, the list of German players that have made the list includes nearly 5000 players. At the top of the list, Pius Heinz is nearing nine million dollars.
German All Time Money Earners
- Pius Heinz
- Tobias Reinkemeier
- Philipp Gruissem
- Marvin Guido Rettenmaier
- Benjamin Spindler
- Sebastian Ruthenberg
- Fabian Quoss
- Moritz Kranich
- Ole Schemion
- Dominik Nitsche
German Deposit and Withdrawal Options
There are several methods of deposit open to German poker players that are largely accepted across most major online poker sites. It’s important that players closely read the terms and conditions attached to each individual deposit and withdrawal method prior to use. Some of these payment processors and eWallet’s issue debit cards where some do not.Some of these options charge users a fee for sending cash to other players, friends and families, while others only charge fees for using ATM machines. There are other cards that charge a monthly fee, unless you use them for direct deposit.The point here is that all of these companies operate differently, and that by doing a bit of homework and making sure that you’re using the card, eWallet, or voucher that will cost you the least amount for what you’re looking for in the long run will actually positively affect your overall ROI as a poker player.