Free To Join Tournaments (Free Rolls)

Some casinos offer free tournaments that are open to the public. They publicize weekly or daily tournaments as a way to attract players to their casino.

If you have never played in a slot tournament before, these free tournaments are a good way to find out if tournament play interests you.

They are a great value because there is no entry fee. Whenever you can spend time in a casino playing slots for free with the chance of taking home a prize, it is pretty worthwhile and entertaining.

Even if you don't win, you still have the opportunity to enjoy yourself for a few hours without risking any of your own money! 

Buy-In Tournaments

Most tournaments do require participants to pay an entry fee. It is important to note that the buy-in cost is the only required charge that you need to pay in a tournament. Players are not required to bankroll any further tournament play, except when requesting several, optional features that can boost your outcomes, and then only in specific competitions.

The best of the paid tournaments are the ones that give back all the entry fees in the form of prizes and don’t take a sizable chunk of the tournament income into their own pockets.

You’ll find all of the prize details in the event small print, so be sure to check in and know the score!

Scheduled Tournaments

Scheduled Tourneys start at a set time and date. Generally players are required to sign up to the tournament in advance. Most popular of these are Slots and Poker tournaments.

You can find scheduled and guaranteed tournament both as free rolls or entry free registration games.

These tournaments can last a few minutes, an hour, even longer and can be great ongoing leaderboard fun!

Sit’n Go Tournaments

Sit 'n Go Tournaments begin once there are enough players signed in to play. They run on an ad hoc basis and include either free roll or buy-in play.

Invitational Tournaments

Invitational tournaments are usually held as a reward or special bonus for loyal players or high rollers. These are and not open to the public and often come with special gifts and VIP prizes.

Online Slots Tournaments

Multiplayer slots jackpots are truly exciting and worth trying out for the big prizes.

An online casino will set a time for a slots tournament and advertise it to players that participate in their slots network.

Some might be free roll tournaments and others will require an entry fee. Depending on the casino, there could be different rules for the slot tournament. Take a few moments to acquaint yourself with the tournament rules and game play.

For a free roll tournament, the prize is going to be smaller than it would be in a tournament that has an entry fee.

The attraction of the online slot tournament is that it gives an opportunity to get a lot of fast-paced slot action in without having to spend a ton of money.

Once you pay the entry fee, you work with the set number of credits that are allowed for the tournament. All players in the online slots tournament start with the same number of coins.

The Play Time Clock tells you how much time you have to play in the tournament. Once the time is up, you are no longer allowed to use any remaining credits.

Rebuy and Continue Play are features that enable you to invest a little money to try to boost your standing in many online slots tournaments.

Rebuy is essentially a chance for a do-over, your account is reset to zero and you are given the same number of coins and the same amount of time on your Play Clock as you had at the beginning of the tournament

Continue Play, adds more coins and more time so you can continue playing after you have used up either your coins or your time. Your account does not reset to zero but remains as it was after your initial round and continues to accumulate more coins. 

Rebuy and Continue Play both cost money, but they can often be a worthwhile investment which can power you up to the top of the online slots tournament Leader Board.

It is the Leader Board which tells you where you stand in relation to the other players in the tournament and the final Leader Board at the end of the tournament determines the prize winners.

Other Popular Tournaments

Video Poker tournaments are so popular with every type and level of poker player. The online platform opens up a whole world of poker playing possibilities and a varying level of stakes and formats.

Among the most popular video poker you’ll come across participating in these tournaments are Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, Multi-hand Deuces Wild and Aces and Faces.

Online blackjack tournaments provide an exciting way to spice up your online blackjack play. In a multi-player online blackjack tournament, you are competing not only against the dealer — as in a regular blackjack game — but also against the other players in the tournament. For a very small entrance fee, you will have a chance to win real cash prizes and to proclaim yourself King (or Queen) of the Blackjack Casino. 


If you love the adrenaline thrills of playing against other players, regardless of your pick of game the multiplayer tournament option is a power players dream.

The excitement of the grand slam play and possible jackpot odds always make for popular and often rewarding gaming.

Are you up for the challenge?