Online poker tournaments and poker governing bodies
The guys here at Slotstop have brought you this offline and online poker tournaments guide for you to browse. It encompasses sit and go's, multi-table buy-ins and freerolls, as well as the WSOP, EPT, WPT, and free poker games.
Sit and go online poker tournaments
To play a sit and go online poker tournament all you need to do is choose a table then ‘pull up a chair', and the game commences (we highly recommend you play poker at Lucky Ace Poker!). You can play free poker (freerolls) games at many websites, and can sometimes win huge prizes this way, without spending a penny (if you're into online slots - check out our free slots section too!).
Multi-table online poker tournaments
Multi-table online poker tournaments are organized each day at the service provider's discretion. Free poker games are also available in this format; otherwise online poker tournaments will specify a buy-in figure before you enter.
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) & World Poker Tour championship (WPT)
The WSOP, the WPT, and the EPT (European Poker Tour) are amongst the most famous poker tournaments in the world. The WPT and the WSOP take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the WSOP has been televised by ESPN.
Where do tournament like the WPT and what not take place?
Well, the 2005 WSOP culminated at the infamous Benny's Bullpen, and has also featured at a Harrah's Entertainment property and at the Rio. The EPT schedule is headlined by the WSOP Europe tournament, and the WPT organizes numerous tournaments each year in the United States, the Caribbean (where buy-ins are around £2,000 to £15,000), and in Europe (with a buy-in of £5,000). So the EPT is quite prominent in the poker calendar.
Tell me more about the WPT...
The World Poker Tour is a tournament that attracts players from all over the globe. The WPTE (World Poker Tour Enterprises) is the governing body for the WPT. The WPT series has been running since 2002, and is made up of a majority of players from the US, even though players from any country are eligible to play.
Almost free poker games at the WPT
The World Poker Tour Championship plays no limit Texas Holdem, and is a big chance for budding young poker players to get their cards on the table. Satellite tournaments are held with buy-ins at $20, and if a player can go on to win one of these tournaments, then they are put through to the WPT championship.
So there are free poker games out there
Yes there are! Just like there are great slot tournaments! Although great tournaments like the WSOP, the WPT, and the EPT all do their best to facilitate young players with talent at the lowest possible price, if you play poker online you will find all sorts of free poker games and great bonuses. Many service providers will also give you online poker tips to help you along, and with the introduction of no download poker you can be testing out your new online poker strategies within minutes of booting up.
Get yourself into some free poker games and get going...
Now that you know what's going on around you (all that EPT jargon), all you need to do is sign-up to an online poker tournament, and from there, who knows? The sky's the limit! Check out our list of top poker sites and play now!