Freeroll poker tournaments are a hugely popular type of tournament because they’re free! Depending on the tournament the prizes vary from winning a couple bucks to winning all sorts of extravagant prize packages like ones to the WSOP main event!
I looked at a number of different factors to create this list such as: frequency of freerolls, number of players allowed in tournaments, the different kinds of cash or other prizes to be won, and the types of free poker tournaments offered. Some of these rooms have freeroll tournaments wherein the winner will win a seat at a much bigger online or casino tournament. In fact, seats at the WSOP have been won by freeroll tournament winners. Because of the appeal of freerolls, there are always a lot of people wanting to join, so how often a room holds freerolls was a major factor on whether or not they made my shortlist.
What Makes A Site Good For Freerolls?
Some poker rooms put a lot of effort into their freerolls while other sites don’t seem to really care about them. A good site will offer freerolls for every level of player: beginner ones for new players to win a few bucks, VIP level freerolls to reward high volume players (usually prizes are in the thousands), and freeroll satellites where players can win entry to bigger tournaments the site offers.
Where Can You Find Them?
All poker rooms have a list of upcoming tournaments in their lobby. If you sort the list by buy in, scan it for “Free” to see all of the available free tournaments grouped together. Alternatively, if you’ve been given some freeroll tickets when you signed up, check your tournament tickets to see a list of upcoming tournaments you can play in.
Top Reasons Why I’m a Freeroll Junkie!
- Free money. I’m a sucker for a good deal and there is nothing better than playing in a tournament where you can win real prizes and don’t have to pay to enter.
- They are a great way to improve your game, get practice and learn the poker rooms software. For new players, this is an ideal situation to play in a few tournaments without risking anything.
- Incredible value for time. If I’m going to play in a tournament I play to win. I don’t always like playing in huge tournaments, which some freerolls are, so I keep my eye out for exclusive freerolls where the player pool is smaller. A smaller number of players means a better shot at winning a prize so the time playing in these is well spent.