By now you have probably entered a couple of freerolls or more. You might have noticed that there is a lot of very different freerolls to play out there. In this article we will summarize the different types of freerolls out there.
Freerolls a definition
A freeroll is a poker tournament where you don’t have to pay money to enter and where you are able to win a prize with a certain real money value.Â Â So it is a kind of mixture between aÂ playÂ money poker – youÂ enter for free -Â and real money poker – you can win real money prizes.Â
Poker Freerolls are widely used among poker sites to attract new customers as well as a way to reward existing customers.
Freerolls comes in all variants
When you decide to play a poker freeroll there is a couple of things we recommend that you should consider. If you are going all the way to the prizes you might easily use 6-8 hours in a big freeroll. So considering which one(s) to join should be essential before you waste 6 hours winning some points your are never going to use or entrance to a bigger tournamentÂ a day you are not able to play.
Satellite freerolls versus cash freerolls
One way to categorize poker freerolls is in terms of prizes. Does the tournament pay out directly into your account or does it allow you to play a bigger tournament. The latter is what we refer to as a satellite freeroll and the first one a cash freeroll. It is not that the one or the other is better it isÂ just two different systems. Typically the cash freerolls have a relative small prize pool where the satellite freerolls leads to bigger tournaments with bigger prizes. At some sites like Everest Poker, PokerStars andÂ Party Poker you can use satellite freerolls to get to the huge live tournaments like WSOP, WPT and EPT. They have different promotions like this running all the time BUT don’t expect it to be enough to win two tournaments to get a WSOP package – winning an WSOP through freerolling is tough buisness. Â
New Depositor Freerolls
This is a special promotional freeroll which almost all Poker Sites use. In generalÂ new depositorÂ freerolls have bigger prizes and fewer entrants. If you are going to deposit we recommend that you find out what freerolls that allows you to participate in and for how long. This differs from site to site.
Freeroll multi-table tournaments versus freeroll SNGs
Most freerolls todayÂ are in a Multi-table tournament format. Often you see many thousands joining them. But there is also a couple of sites which have small SNG freerolls running 24-7 . The SNG freerolls we know of is all in full ring format with either 9 or 10 players at one table. This reduces the neccesary time used on this freeroll and it increases the chance of getting in the money. The downside the prize pools are small. The sites who at the present time are running these SNG freerolls are: Everest Poker – who run the Fixed Limit Shasta Freerolls (click here for more info) , PKR has the 10-cents no limit freerolls and Carbon Poker - which accepts US-citizens – has a satellite variation of the SNG Freerolls where you have to go through three SNGs to win 1 dollar. These are called Fun Step FreerollsÂ and you use Playmoney to buy in to the freerolls (to learn more about these click here).
Player Point Freerolls
These freerolls is kind of in the greyzone of being a freeroll. Player points have many names all depending on which site you are at. No matterÂ name then you can use these points to buy into freerolls, but unlike playmoney these points are not just something you get for free. These player points are something you create while you are playing real money games, and they actually have some kind of value. So even though thatÂ the pokerÂ sites promotes these tournament asÂ freerolls then this kind of freerolls have a direct buyin of value even though it is not dollars itself.
LoyalityÂ freerolls areÂ restricted to certain players. They are offered to players who have played a certain amount real money games. Unlike the Player Point freerolls the loyality freerolls are given as pure reward at no costÂ Betfred Poker isÂ a pokersite that uses this kind ofÂ freerolls to the extreme.
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Below we have added our Poker Freeroll List just click the questionaire to find out what kind of freerolls the different ones are. Only the SNG freerolls are left out as they are played 24-7 and opens a new table every time a table is full!
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