Not all online casinos offer the chance to take part in a tournament. Mainly, tournaments are held in slots games and poker games. The most popular type of poker room tournament is the multi-table tournament played at the numerous poker tables with a lot of poker players. If the players lose and quit the tables are called “broken”. This means that other few gamblers which are still in the hand are to be seated at the other poker tables. It is done to keep the table always full. At last the last winning players are gathered at one table and compete. The winner and some best poker players are awarded the cash prizes according to the specific table.
Shootout is the type of multi-table poker room tournament without table balancing. This means that the poker tables mustn’t be kept full constnantly, the game session at every table ends when only one poker player receives all the chips and wins the game. Only when there is one player at each table left the main game is held at a single table.
Satellite is one more type of multi-table tournament in which the players receive the entries to the main poker event as the prizes and cash prizes. Traditionally these tournaments are cheaper than the main poker event. Such competitions may be held in various towns over the globe and at last the winners play at single gambling place to compete for the main prize.
Freeroll is the type of poker room tournament without entry fees but the players have chance to win real money prizes. To be honest the winning amount in these tournaments is not huge nevertheless this is a good chance to get stable winnings with no great losses. Most poker players choose freerolls as the best way to practice their poker skills before much more important competitions.
The poker tournaments that are not scheduled and begin when all seats at the table are filled are the sit-and-goes or simply SNG. There are multi talbe, single table as well as head-up sit-and-goes.
In rebuy poker room tournament the players have the chance to buy additional chips during the game and proceed to compete. Such tournaments are strikingly different from the common freezeout tournaments in which the poker players quit the game when they lost all chips without possibility to rebuy. However, in rebuy poker tournaments the gamblers can not buy the chips whenever they want but only during the so-called “rebuy period” that traditionally is the first hour of the game action. After this period is ended it is not permitted to rebuy. Moreover, in some of the poker tournaments there is a limited number of rebuys which are possible for each player.
Except the mentioned here poker tournaments you may have the chance to take part in other poker tournaments offered only by some of the Internet casinos which determine the specific rules and conditions of these poker tournaments.