What is a Poker Freeroll Tournament?
Freerolls are generally played by people who are new to the game, in order to hone their skills, learn the basics (e.g. hand rankings) and to build a bankroll with no risk (since no buy-in fee is involved).
How are freerolls different from play-money poker tournaments?
What poker site has the best freerolls?
ACR runs 24/7 Step 1 Freerolls to the Venom $5 million Guaranteed Tournament.
In terms of prizepool value, 888 Poker trumps its competitors – offering tens of thousands of dollars in freeroll promotions each month including freebuy tournaments (where players can buy a new stack if they bust their initial free stack). 888 also offers players the chance to win restricted freeroll tickets via their daily ‘spin the wheel’ promotion – where players simply have to log in to the poker client and take a free spin of a prize wheel (max 1 spin per day) where they can win more tickets to real-money tournaments and freerolls.
You can win poker freeroll tickets with daily lucky blast spins in the 888 poker client.
Does ignition poker have freerolls?
This can be done by paying ~$160 in tournament fees or rake on cash, games. If you play Jackpot SNGs on igntion, you will reach Chrome level after $1,667 of buy-ins. Another way to advance to Chrome level is via the casino, by wagering $500 on slots or by wagering $2,500 on blackjack or video poker..
Once you unlock Chrome VIP level, you can play the $2500 freeroll all year long – unlocking access to $130,000 in freeroll prizepools.
How do freeroll tournaments work?
Generally, the prize pool of a freeroll is put up by a poker site or poker-room. Freerolls are free-to enter, but generally offer real prizes such as cash, satellite tickets or tournament entries.
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What is a satellite poker tournament?
If the satellite gets 120 players, 10 $12k seats can be won. If it the satellite gets 110 players, 9 $12k seats can be won with the player in 10th place receiving $6,000. Some satellites are freeroll satellites, with no entry fee.
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What’s a freeroll prize pool?
A prize-pool is the total amount of cash that can be won by participants in a poker tournament. For example, a $100+10 entry tournament (that’s $100 entry, and a $10 fee for the house) with ten players has a prize-pool of $1,000 – not $1,100 – as the $10 fee from each player goes to the house as a ‘fee’ or ‘tournament rake’ and does not contribute to the prize pool.
Poker tournament prizepools vary- but generally a multi-table tournament will pay 10-15% of the top places in the field.
Full-ring single-table sit and go tournaments (9 or 10 players per table) generally pay three players, while short-handed single table tournaments (6 max players) generally pay 2 players.
What is a Free-Buy Poker Tournament?
A freebuy tournament is one with no entry-fee (so it’s a freeroll), however if you lose your initial stack, you have the ability to buy in for a starting stack in the tournament (usually for just a few cents, since the tournament is essentially a freeroll, and generally doesn’t have a huge prize-pool).
Why do some freerolls have passwords?
Some poker freeroll tournaments are password protected because they are private games set up for specific poker communities or websites. Adding a password means that nobody can register unless they know the passphrase for entry. Generally passwords are only advertised to eligible players at the last minute, to reduce the potential for the password to be shared with others (who are not meant to play the tournament) on the internet.
What is the best poker site for freerolls for US poker players
U.S poker players looking for freerolls have a few options: Americas Cardroom (ACR), BetOnline (BOL), Ignition Casino or Bovada.
- BetOnline runs almost $20,000 in monthly freerolls for depositors and regular players. Their monthly $10,000 freeroll just requires a minimum deposit in order to be eligible to play.
- Americas Cardroom offers freerolls every two hours. The tournaments are ‘Steps’ freerolls tournaments which award seats to qualifiers for the site’s flagship ‘Venom’ tournament, which has a $5,000,000 prizepool.
- Ignition Casino runs a freeroll each Thursday at 9:05 PM ET, restricted to poker players on the site who have earned ‘Chrome level’ status or better. Earning Chrome level VIP status on Ignotion can be done by paying ~$160 in tournament fees or rake on cash, games. If you play Jackpot SNGs on igntion, you will reach Chrome level after $1,667 of buy-ins. Another way to advance to Chrome level is via the casino, by wagering $500 on slots or by wagering $2,500 on blackjack or video poker. Once you unlock Chrome VIP level, you can play the $2500 freeroll all year long – unlocking access to $130,000 in freeroll prizepools.
- Bovada only offers just one weekly freeroll with a prize-pool of $2500 each Thursday of the month.