At first, poker was a game you played with friends. You played for small cash amounts, but it wasn’t always about the money. You played to enjoy the company of friends and escape work, problems or even your spouse for a few hours.
Since poker tournaments erupted and have been shown more frequently on television over the past half decade, there has been a mega boom in the popularity of online poker tournaments.
Professional players, semi-professional players and even high school kids have all grown their talents through online play. You can buy into an online tournament for less than $5 or try your luck in large cash games that have pots that exceed $100,000.
Freeroll Tournaments give beginners a place to either hone their skills or evaluate their game while deciding whether or not to take the jump into buy-in tournaments.
Poker used to be a hobby, but now with online tournaments, the reality of the situation is that the game has become a career for some people and therefore even a lifestyle.
One used to have to travel to either Vegas or a casino in their state (if they had one) in order to play in large money tournaments. Now-a-days, all you have to have is a computer with an Internet connection.
Online poker sites like get hundreds of thousands of people playing in tournaments every week. Some sites are even advertising in regular fashion now.
Of course there are many skeptics out there that feel that online poker tournaments are rigged or fixed in the websites favor. There really is no way to tell whether or not the poker site is cheating, but that hasn’t stopped people from playing.
In order to get over these skeptics, most of the poker sites offer sign-up bonuses, which are mostly relevant to your first deposit. Even skeptics are hard pressed to pass on a place to play the game they love and earn free money along the way.
If there is a will, there’s a way and online poker tournaments are here for the long run. The Internet has opened up so many doors that these online poker sites now give a playground to poker players much like Napster gave to music lovers.
Poker Freeroll Tournaments
The Gaming Club
One of the heavy hitters in freerolls, The Gaming Club has tournaments in which the pot is $4,000 and you can receive an addition $50 on your first $50 deposits.
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