Freeroll tournaments are a type of poker tournament that’s free to enter. But, get this, these tournaments still give out real money and/or other prizes (i.e. tournament tickets) to the top-place finishers. This makes them a great way to start a bankroll online, without having to risk one penny!
Usually, there are no restrictions on who can play in freeroll tournaments. However, sometimes you must meet certain qualifications and receive a password, or special tournament ticket, in order to register and play.
Why Play Freeroll Tournaments?
• Freeroll tournaments allow you to start a bankroll and win real money without ever having to deposit or risk losing your own cash.
• Often times, players register for freeroll tournaments, but then “sit out” or close their poker browser. This means that, if you are sat at a table with players sitting out, you are that more likely to finish “in the money.”
• As these tournaments are free to play in, there will often be massive numbers of runners. (Hopefully, they'll all be sat out at your tables!) • These tournaments can take a long time to play out, (they’re usually MTTs).They can be very difficult to cash in, and the smallish prize money might not be considered worth the effort.
Is this Tournament Type for You?
If you don’t have any money on a poker site and you either don’t want to deposit, or don’t want to risk losing any of your own cash, then playing freeroll tournaments is a great place to start.
These freeroll tournaments are also a decent place for new players to learn the basics; how the game action works and how to play. You'll still have the added bonus of potentially winning real money in the process! It's a win, win!