Getting Started with Poker Freerolls

Poker Freeroll Tournaments

Poker has always been a game of both skill and luck, but what if you could play for real money without risking any of your own cash? That's where freeroll tournaments come in. Freerolls allow you to experience the thrill of tournament poker and win real money without having to invest anything up front.

These freeroll tourneys come in all shapes and sizes, from small daily events to huge specials with massive prize pools. Best of all, freerolls are open to players of all skill levels. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a complete newbie, you can jump in and start playing without having to worry about risking a cent of your own money. This makes freerolls a smart choice for beginners, and for anyone looking to build a bankroll from scratch.

We’ve got a special series of poker freerolls waiting for you at Ignition's online Poker room. Playing these poker freerolls allows you to win money cash prizes with absolutely no risk, helping you get the practice you need to develop your poker skills – while adding some much-needed cash to your fledgling bankroll. Here’s how you can play in free online poker tournaments at Ignition and start chasing down that online dream today.

Ignition’s Freeroll Tournaments

Ignition Poker is proud to present our Weekly $2,500 Freeroll Tournament, which takes place every Thursday at 9:05 PM ET. In order to play, you have to reach Chrome status on our Ignition Rewards program; this is the second level of the program, and easily attainable for new players. Once you’ve achieved Chrome status from all your poker and casino play online, you’ll be issued a poker tournament ticket every week that you can use to enter the poker freeroll, and take your shot at winning a piece of the $2,500 money prize pool.

The other most popular freeroll here at Ignition is our Weekly $2,500 Crypto Depositor’s Freeroll. This can’t-miss event gives you even more reason to play poker with crypto – and can lead to a nice payout if you play your cards right. All you need to do is deposit $20 or more into your Ignition Poker account using any of our accepted cryptocurrencies, and you’ll score a free ticket to that week’s freeroll, with $2,500 in guaranteed prize money up for grabs.

To find any free poker freerolls available at Ignition, the easiest thing to do is open your poker client, go to the Scheduled Tournaments menu, and select Micro for the buy-in level. This will show you all of the poker tournaments at Ignition with a buy-in of $5 or less. Then you can sort the buy-in levels from highest to lowest and scroll to the bottom, where you’ll find the poker freerolls listed. You can get more information about each poker freeroll by clicking or tapping to open the lobby for that particular poker tournament, then selecting Tourney Info.

What are Freerolls

The premise behind the online poker freeroll is simple enough: It’s a poker tournament with zero buy-in and zero entry fee. In other poker tournaments, players pay a buy-in and an entry fee; the buy-ins are collected and put in the money prize pool, while the poker room (whether live or online) keeps the entry fees as their commission for providing the service. In a freeroll, the poker room ponies up the entire prize pool. All players have to do is enter and play.

Online poker freeroll tournaments can be split into two online poker camps: Those which provide money cash prizes, and those where players can play to win tickets to another, larger online tournament. The latter camp are called satellite tournaments, giving players a chance to turn zero dollars into a significant pile of money when they play in the poker room. Either way, players are getting a chance to add to the bankroll without risking any of it.


  • free to enter
  • great way to get started in online poker
  • great opportunity to practice new strategies
  • a chance to build a bankroll from scratch, risk-free

Poker Freeroll Tournament Strategy

Freerolls are a great way to practice your poker skills without risking any money, and if you do it right, you can build some serious chip stacks along the way. Here are some tips and strategies for winning freerolls at Ignition:

Play Tight to Start

In the early stages of a freeroll, the play is often loose and aggressive, given there’s no money at stake and most of your opponents are beginners. Instead of getting caught up in the mayhem, focus on playing tight and waiting for premium hands. This will help you avoid making mistakes with tricky marginal hands in what are likely to be multi-way pots.

Take Advantage of Your Position

Position is key in poker, and it’s just as important in freerolls. Try to play more hands in late position and fewer hands in early position; this is true of any form of poker, but you should be even more extreme with your hand selection in freerolls, opening only your strongest hands from under the gun and virtually any two cards from the small blind.

Keep an Eye on Your Opponents

Even in freeroll games, you’ll still be up against a mix of beginners and experienced players. Pay attention to your opponents’ tendencies and adjust your play accordingly. If you’re facing a loose player, tighten up your range and wait for a strong hand. If you’re facing a tight player, be more aggressive and try to steal pots.

Play to Win

While freerolls may not have the same prestige as bigger online tournaments, there is real money at stake. Don’t be content with just making the money (or “min-cashing”); play to win by taking advantage of every opportunity to build your chip stack and put pressure on your opponents.

Be Patient

Freerolls can be a grind sometimes if the action slows down, so it’s important to stay patient and focused throughout the tournament. Don’t get frustrated if you go through long stretches without playing any hands. Wait for the right opportunities to present themselves, and capitalize on them.

Getting the Most at Ignition

You can’t win every poker freeroll tournament you enter, of course. Even skilled players cash in only 15-20% of the time. But there’s more to tournament poker than winning money. The poker freerolls at Ignition are a great place for you to work on your online poker strategy by trying out all sorts of crazy moves at the online poker table. It doesn’t cost you a cent, so why not use these poker freerolls to expand your poker horizons?


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