The buy-in (Buying in) is the amount that a player must pay to enter a game. In a cash game, it is the amount he must bring to the table. In a tournament, it is the amount he must pay into the prize pool. The whole amount paid to enter the tournament is the buy-in plus the entry fee, where the entry fee goes directly to the host of the tournament.
A tournament advertised as “$10+1” means that a player pays 11 dollars in all to enter the tournament, 10$ for the prize pool and 1$ to the host. The entry fees can be from poker room to poker room different. It is normaly between 5-10% of the tournament buy in.
The buy in for a tournament start mostly at 10 Cent and go up to 1.000$. Does not matter you are a low grinder or a high roller you will find the right sit&go or multi table tournament for you. Depend on your buy in you can also win more. A multi table tournament with a buy in of 50$ has of course a much biger prize pool as a tournament where the players only pay a buy in of 5$.
There exist also some freeroll tournaments where you do need to pay any kind of buy in and also no entrance fees. In this tournaments you can win real money without to pay anything. All our partner rooms offer different kind of freeroll tournaments which starts every day and as YourPokerDream players you get access to some exclusive extra freerolls. All what you have to do is to register a new account at one of our partner rooms over YourPokerDream and you are ready to get access to many tournaments without or with buy in of course.
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