Online Poker wouldn’t be the same without Freeroll tournaments which, as the name suggests, provide an opportunity to win money and other prizes without having to invest a single cent! Moreover, Freerolls are a perfect learning ground, both for new players looking to gain invaluable experience for free, and more seasoned poker fans who want to try out different strategies, or simply enjoy some poker on the house. The latter, of course, also play in Freerolls to add to their bankroll, and some serious money can be made.
Our poker partners offer a high number of Freeroll tournaments, many of which can be accessed as simply as a regular event.
Here you’ll find a detailed overview of the Freerolls available at all our partner rooms, saving you precious time in your quest so that you can go straight into boosting your bankroll without bothering with buy-ins…
YourPokerDream Exclusive Poker Freerolls
YourPokerDream gives all new players the opportunity to play exclusive Freerolls and make money without any investment!
After you’ve created a new poker account through our website at one of our partnered poker rooms you get automatic access not only to special promotions, but also to our exclusive Freerolls. N.B. You must navigate from our website to be eligible for Freerolls!
IMPORTANT: Old accounts get no access to our exclusive Freeroll tournaments! Only new accounts which are created through YourPokerDream and linked to our site are eligible.
At the moment YourPokerDream offers you 5 exclusive tournaments:
600$ Bonus/Up to 60% Rakeback
600$ Bonus/6.000$ YPD Freerolls
FAQ: Freeroll Tournaments
Why register with a Poker room through YourPokerDream?
Quite simply, players who want to take advantage of our exclusive free offers must create a poker account at www.yourpokerdream.com. You can find the full overview of all our partner rooms under the partner’s overview page. It’s important to know that a poker room will offer you YourPokerDream deals ONLY if you access their site directly from the links on our website, and register your new account with our partners on our website. These deals are ONLY offered to players who’ve never previously had an account at their poker room of choice.
By making sure you follow these steps you will not only have the usual promotions and offers that the poker room offers, but you’ll ALSO secure access to all the exclusive extras like Freeroll tournaments, rake races and other promotions from YourPokerDream.
We have many poker partners, and we’re sure you will find poker rooms to join that will guarantee fun sessions as well the chance to take advantage of our exclusive offers.
Why don’t I get access with my existing poker account to the YPD Freerolls?
YourPokerDream works very closely with each of our poker room partners. To date, more than 10,000 players have registered through our site at a range of poker rooms. It’s thanks to our trusted relationship with our partners that we’re able to offer these deals, for which we receive a modest commission for each sign-up.
By maintaining these relationships we can continue running a business that is able to offer you great poker advice, access to countless FREEROLL tournaments, FREE tournament tickets, RAKE races and much more.
Are there any disadvantages to creating a poker account through YourPokerDream?
No! Only loads of extras to enjoy!
How do I receive passwords or tickets for YPD Freerolls?
Some of our Freeroll tournaments require access to a password for you to take part. If you have created a new poker account using the correct tracking links/sign-up buttons from YourPokerDream and added your username to your YourPokerDream account, you will find the password in your account once your registration is confirmed and you’ve fulfilled the required conditions (see above). Those who have neither made a real money deposit nor played in a real money game will not receive access to our exclusive Freeroll tournaments! A minimum $10 deposit and $1 Rake/Fee is required.
Please note: Old poker accounts which were not created through YourPokerDream and which are not tagged to us are allowed no access to our exclusive Freeroll tournaments. YOU NEED TO CREATE A NEW POKER ACCOUNT WITH ONE OF OUR PARTNER ROOMS!
I have an old account. Can I just create a new one?
Not usually! In some cases, if you have not used your old account for a few months, we can try to talk to the poker room to negotiate closing your old account so that you can open a new one. If you want support with this please don’t hesitate to contact the YourPokerDream Support Team.
How can YPD offer Exclusive Freeroll tournaments and other promotions?
As one of the biggest poker affiliate/communities worldwide, we bring numerous players to our poker partners every month, and this gives us the ability to offer our players these extras.
Are Freeroll tournaments really free?
Yes – online poker Freeroll tournaments don’t cost anything to enter. However, some poker rooms will require you to make a deposit if you want to play. For example, many poker sites offer New Depositor Freerolls.
The great things about Freerolls is that you don’t even need to play with the money you have deposited. You can make a deposit, cash the money back out 30 minutes later and still get access to new depositor Freeroll tournaments!
Do Freerolls always give money away as prizes?
No. The prizes differ from poker room to poker room. Some tournaments award cash and others award bonus money or tournament tickets, for example, including seats to events with sizeable buy-ins. Around 75% of Freeroll tournaments award their players with cash, with the rest providing other prizes.
How should I play in Freeroll tournaments?
We advise you to be patient and to play as seriously and sensibly as you would any tournament. Too many players, because it’s free, play way too loosely, joining in too many hands. Consequently, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to exploit poor play, so make sure not to waste chips, and to choose your spots.
Freeroll Tournaments: General Information
Online Poker Freeroll tournaments offer free cash and other prizes without requiring a buy-in, and they are a key part of online poker rooms’ tournament offering. It’s possible to simply download the poker software, create an account and be ready to gain experience and increase your bankroll without committing a single cent. .
There are Freerolls in a number of game variants, including Omaha, for example, so it’s not limited to just Texas Hold’em. As well as the standard Freerolls that appear on the usual weekly schedules, you’ll also find special events that give players a no-cost chance to qualify for bigger tournaments.
Validating your Freeroll Poker Tournament account
Once you have opened a poker account, validation is required. The poker site will require you to submit a copy of your identity documentation as proof, as well as a current utility bill. Your account will then be validated, and you’ll be awarded a ticket to a Welcome Freeroll, the prize pool usually around €350 to €1,000. Freeroll tickets tend to be valid for a considerable period (e.g. 30 days), so you have plenty of time to use them.
Freeroll tournament types
There are a variety of Freeroll tournaments – even birthdays can be celebrated, with special Freerolls being available only to those with a birthday during a given week or month, for example. Make sure to check out for such specials when your birthday is coming up…
Most Freerolls tend to be open-to-all, such as scheduled daily or weekly tournaments, while for others there might be an incentive to make a deposit during the previous week. Meanwhile, a poker room might hold a Freeroll, or even a series of them, to coincide with a specific promotion. Whatever the reason, it’s worth taking the time to check out what’s available, as it would be foolhardy not to take advantage of the many opportunities there are available to gain both experience and money!
How to register for a Freeroll?
In order to participate in a Freeroll tournament you will need to register. Simply go to the Tournament Lobby and select the available Freeroll tournament, which will show the buy-in as ‘Free’. Click on the Register/Join button and confirm your registration, and you’ll notice when checking out your account that your balance is unchanged. That’s the beauty of Freerolls! If you change your mind and want to play another time, then you can unregister before the tournament begins.
Strategies to use when playing Freeroll Tournaments
Tight tends to be right in many tournaments but is particularly relevant in a Freeroll because the vast majority of players make the mistake of not taking them seriously. Their (faulty) logic is that it’s free to play, after all, so there’s nothing at stake. Of course, this approach fails to properly take into account that there is absolutely something very real at stake, namely the prizes pool. Whether this is cold hard cash or tournament tickets, or a combination of the two, there’s something to aim at. And, consequently, there’s no point taking part unless we’re going to do it properly – the entry might be free, but our time is worth something!
With this in mind, it will pay to be circumspect with our chips regardless of the obvious action that – especially during the early stages – we’ll witness hand after hand. Some players will be happy to liberally pepper the pot with chips with any two cards, and these are the targets we should be looking to take advantage of.
A solid, flexible strategy will be enough to keep you in contention as the Freeroll progresses, and there should be opportunities to see your stack increase considerably at the expense of those players who simply have totally the wrong approach. As the field gets whittled down, the remaining players will consist mainly of other players who have adopted superior strategies, and the dynamics will mirror those experienced in the latter stages of a standard tournament.
What to expect in Freeroll Tournaments?
Let’s be honest, Freeroll tournaments feature that magic word ‘free’ and therefore have tremendous appeal, and to all types of player. It follows, then, that many of these will be inexperienced and, in terms of poker knowledge, naive. If that describes you, then what better than a completely free training ground in which to learn more about the game while simultaneously having the chance to win money? Depositor Freerolls tend to be a little different in there being fewer players, and if it’s a Freeroll for anyone making a deposit (as opposed to new players) that week, for example, the field will be tougher.
Freerolls offer a great way to practice different strategies with no risk – your bankroll can only grow. Approach these tournaments as you would any other, and remember that there are real prizes at stake. Pick up chips along the way by punishing those players who don’t appreciate this, be patient, and navigate your way through the blind levels by treading carefully but not being afraid to strike when advantageous opportunities present themselves.
Have some Freeroll fun with YourPokerDream!