Freeroll Poker

Freeroll Poker Tournaments

Freeroll poker tournaments are arguably the most popular form of poker tournament, especially among beginner poker players. The obvious benefit of a Freeroll poker tournament is – as the name implies – that it costs absolutely nothing to enter, but still rewards the winners with cash, prizes, points and/or seats in a bigger events.

There are several types of Freeroll poker tournaments, each with their own added benefit. These include public and private Freerolls, satellite Freerolls and points Freerolls. More often then not these freeroll tournaments feature the texas holdem poker variant.

Public Freerolls

Public Freeroll Tournaments are open to anyone, where a private Freeroll requires an invitation to enter. Being exclusive, private Freerolls are generally more valuable than public Freerolls, but this is not always the case. At online poker rooms, public Freeroll poker tournaments typically occur one or more times a day, awarding small cash prizes to the top finishers; such as $50, $100 or $250. LockPoker regularly hosts public freerolls. Sign up and receive a poker bonus today when you use a LockPoker Bonus Code.

Private Freerolls

Private Freeroll Tournaments are most often exclusive to “VIP” members of an online poker forum or sometimes for “new players only”; those who just recently signed up an account. These Private Freerolls tend to present much higher prizes, ranging anywhere from $500 to $10,000.

Satellite Freeroll

Satellite Freeroll Tournaments are possibly the most popular of all because, even though there is no direct cash reward to the winner, you can earn a seat in a much more lucrative event. For example, various online poker rooms are currently running satellite Freerolls to the 2008 World Series of Poker. Winning one of these satellite Freeroll poker tournaments moves the player to the next stage of satellites, without paying any buy-in or fees. In essence, a player could find themselves seated at the World Series of Poker Main – including luxury hotel accommodations, travel expenses and extra spending cash – event without ever spending a single penny.

Points Freerolls

Points Freeroll Tournaments are available at just about every online poker room. You will always find awards comp points for playing. These points can be used to enter tournaments, acquire merchandise and can sometimes even be converted to real cash. Points Freerolls award large amounts of these comp points to the top finishers, making them extremely valuable. Most Points Freerolls require a few points to enter, but with enough comp points under your virtual belt, you could find yourself in a much bigger Freeroll worth thousands in cold hard cash.

One of the reasons I enjoy online poker so much is because of the social aspect. Chatting and riding the other players can be very amusing. Another advantage of playing online is poker rakeback which returns upto 50% of your rake. But sometimes when I am looking for something a little more relaxed I play video poker or slots at an online casino.

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