Where to play poker tournaments in Malaga and basic rules to win

PokerStarsThere are those who decide their holiday destination depending on whether they can afford it with what they win in a poker tournament. Let’s see the two main places where you can play poker in Malaga.

A few years ago Marbella was the place chosen for the edition of the Poker Stars Tournament, but there are other places on the Costa del Sol where you can play poker and participate in a weekly tournament.

With no further ado we are going to know the main places where you can play poker in Malaga. There are weekly tournaments and great prizes; also for those not familiar with this game, at the end of this article I will give some basic notions of poker.

Poker Tournaments in Marbella

Marbella is a town on the popular Costa del Sol, so we recommend that you grab your camera before reading on. Get ready for a sun and poker break.

Casino MarbellaThe most prominent place to enjoy an evening of poker is the Casino Marbella where every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday you can find a tournament to join.

There are different tournaments in which the entry price can vary from 30€ to 50€.

  • Monday’s Ace: On Mondays – Buy of 30€ and rebuy of 30€.
  • Lucky Stack: Tuesday and Friday – Buy of 50€ and rebuy of 20€.
  • Revenge Poker: Wednesdays – Buy of 40€ and rebuy of 20€.

The poker tournament begins at 8.40 pm and ends at 3.30 am.

It is mandatory to register in advance before the tournament, to do so you can visit their website:

There are other poker games you can participate, read more here:


Poker Tournaments in Benalmadena

Those who are looking for poker in Malaga will find in the Casino of Torrequebrada in Benalmadena an extensive program that includes weekly tournaments throughout the year.

Poker en el Casino Torrequebrada

There are poker matches at the casino on Mondays and Thursdays at 8.30 pm, at 9.30 pm during the summer. Special tournaments can be scheduled on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The capacity is usually 60 or 70 players and the buy price 30 €, 50 € or 100 € depending on the tournament.

On the first Thursday of each month there will be a special two-day tournament with a buy of 100€ and a rebuy of 30€.

In late December there is a grand final with a prize of 8000€ for the top 10 in the ranking, and a grand prize for the winner of the tournament.

All information regarding the rules and upcoming tournaments on the official website of Casino de Torrequebrada:

How much can you win playing poker in Malaga?

This is a question that many people ask and the answer is very simple, it depends on which tournament you compete in.

As a general rule, the weekly tournaments mentioned above usually have prizes of about 6 to 8000€, which is not bad at all. However, if you get the first place in a special tournament, the prizes can be more than 50.000€.

Poker in Casino Marbella

The last major prize registered was € 179,000 from 6 to 10 June 2018 in a PokerStars tournament.

The last prize in 2018 was €7800 from 14 to 18 November at the Super Stack Platinum Series Spain.

The Spanish Poker Championship took place between 31 October and 4 November 2018. The first prize was 22.400, followed by 14500€ and 10700€, in the 24th position the prize was 1422€.

More information about the latest tournaments and prizes in Casino Marbella:

Poker in Casino Torrequebrada

The last registered highest prize is €110,000 from 14 to 16 August 2009, in the Full Tilt Poker Series Spain tournament.

The last prize registered in 2018 is €4425 from 8 to 11 November at the Super Stack Red Series Spain.

More information about tournaments and prizes in Casino Torrequebrada:

Want to know your chances of winning poker? Continue reading.

Playing Poker: Basic Rules

Don’t you know how to play poker professionally? If you like you can go and enjoy the event and many other activities. In any case you can always take a few basic notions and try your luck.


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Poker hands and probabilities

Let’s take a look at the basic rules of poker, from lowest to highest best hand and the probability of getting them considering the number of combinations:

  • High card: The winner is the one who has the highest card of all.
    The chance of getting the highest card is 50%.
    In Spanish: Carta más alta.
  • One Pair: Two cards with the same number or letter and three different ones.
    The probability of having a pair is 42 %.
    In Spanish: Pareja.
  • Two Pair: Same as the pair, but doubled.
    The probability of having a couple is 4.76%.
    In Spanish: Doble pareja.
  • Three of a Kind: Three of one card and two non-paired cards.
    The probability is 2.12 %.
    In Spanish: Trio.
  • Straight: 5 consecutive cards regardless of the suit.
    Probability of 0.39 %.
    In Spanish: Escalera.
  • Flush: Five cards of the same suit regardless of whether they are consecutive.
    Probability of 0.20 %.
    In Spanish: Color.
  • Full House: Sum of Three of a Kind and One Pair.
    Probability of 0.14 %.
    In Spanish: Full.
  • Poker: Four cards of the same value
    Probability of 0,0240 %
  • Straight flush: Five consecutive cards of the same suit.
    Probability of 0,0014 %
    In Spanish: Escalera de Color.
  • Royal Flush: Like the Straight Flush but from 10 to AS.
    Probability of 0,000154 %
    In Spanish: Escalera Real.

Poker as you know is a betting game; it consists of betting with hidden cards on an initial bid and whoever has the best combination of cards will win. There are variants in which some cards may be shown, which is called uncovered poker.

In poker there are some variants, although the most widespread and known is usually Texas Hold’em.

For more information you can have a look at Wikipedia:

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Raúl G.T

Travel blogger, web developer and content editor. Author of many of the travel guides and tips available online about Andalucia, Malaga and Spain.

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