Poker Online Freeroll Tournaments

Poker online freeroll tournaments are a huge way to leverage a player's way into major tournaments and to win big money at no cost to the player. Casinos and poker rooms offer them to reward active players and to recruit new ones. Generally by playing a number of hands using real money, invitations are extended to play in tournaments at no risk. Players are also sometimes given points based on their play that can be redeemed for cash entries to the tournament of their choice.

It is always a good idea for players to review the poker room or casino's policy for gaining free entries to these tournaments. Sometimes by playing 50 to 100 hands, you can meet the requirements or standards for being given a freeroll. Or by being one of the top ranked real money players for the month, you can receive an invitation. On occasion one can be given an entry simply for being a member who plays with real money. The rewards for entering such tournaments can be huge such as receiving a seat to the World Series of Poker, World Poker Tour or other major tournaments where the entry fees range from $10,000 to $25,000. Others reward top finishers with real money cash and/or satellite entry to other cash prize tournaments.

Choices expand greatly when using earned points with a particular online poker room. Players accumulate these points mostly by playing in raked cash games, multi-table tournaments and tournaments that include a paid fee. These points, depending on the poker room, can be redeemed for things such as actual cash or prizes. They can also be the ticket for entering some of the most prestigious poker tournaments on the Internet worth millions! As these points are rewarded for each raked hand of play, experienced players may want to focus on heads-up or shorthanded games instead of the full-table games. This is because the pace of these types of games are much faster and points can be accumulated at a quicker rate. Also higher limit tables generally play faster than smaller limit games that attract newer players who may not wish to risk the larger amounts per hand. Plus the single pot games over split pot should be a better choice for accumulating points as the decision making is not as complex, hence a speedier rate of play.

An experienced player should keep in mind that with so many people getting into poker, the prize pools for online tournaments often go into the six-figure range. And that it is worth it to keep in mind how they can obtain greater options for freerolls like what poker room to join with when considering where to play poker. For beginning players the advantage in using freerolls whenever offered or available is huge when starting out as it gives additional leverage to the player's bankroll. Just keep in mind, the more you play the more free entries that will be offered to you.

Tom Howze is a webmaster for 7 sites that relate to online gambling, World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour events and updates. For more information, please visit 2005 World Series of Poker . He can be reached at webmaster@justgambleforfree.com for questions.

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