Getting Started with Ignition Casino Online Poker Freerolls

It’s time we talk about the F-word. We’re talking about freerolls, of course.

For more than 20 years, people have been playing online poker in the hopes of winning a huuuge payday. People have poured blood, sweat, and tears into their mission of becoming master poker players – and lining their pockets with some fat stacks, of course. Games like Texas Hold’em have dominated the online poker world, largely thanks to the WSOP. But it became a real sensation in 2003 and, since then, everyone’s been chasing glory and mad money in online poker rooms.

But maybe you’re only starting out and you’ve got a modest bankroll to work with. If that’s the case, no dramas! At Ignition Casino, we know that the best price is always free, especially when it comes to entering tournaments. That’s why we have a special selection of poker freerolls awaiting your arrival in our online poker rooms. No entry fee, no risk, no worries! Get the valuable practice you need and the skill-building you deserve.

Here we’ll break down everything you need to know about Ignition Casino freerolls so you can stop chasing the dream and start living it!

The Definition: What Are Online Poker Freerolls?

Let’s start with the simple stuff. One of your most obvious questions has gotta be: what are freerolls? Well, we’re happy to tell you that it’s super basic. It’s a poker tourney with no buy-in, no entry fee, and no dramas! That’s it. We told ya it was simple!

In other poker tourneys, you’ll need to pay a buy-in and an entry fee; the buy-ins contribute to the prize pool, while the poker room collects the entry fees as a commission. But in freerolls, the only thing you need to bring to the table is your talent.

What Types of Online Poker Freerolls Are Available?

In general, freerolls fall into two main categories: those offering cash prizes and those offering tickets to larger competitions as the prize. The latter works a lot like an online satellite tournament, providing you with the chance to take your bank balance from zero to hero. Best of all, no matter what kind of prize is up for grabs, you’ll have the opportunity to boost your bankroll without risking any of your current funds. 

Where Can I Find Online Poker Freerolls?

Eager to dive right into the action? We love the spirit, mate. So, let’s get right into it!

To play in Ignition Casino’s online poker freerolls, you’ll need to download the free poker software as a start – in this case, our Ignition Poker client. Of course, before you do that, you’ve gotta make sure you have a free Ignition account before you do that. So, make sure you register and log into the client after you’ve gotten approved. If you log in on your smartphone, there’s no download needed. Instead, our user-friendly web app will direct you right to the poker lobby. That’s where you’ll find the full schedule of available tourneys, including – yep, you guessed it – poker freerolls!

Want an example? We got you. Take our Weekly $2,500 Freeroll Tournament, which happens every Friday at 12:05 PM AEST. Remember: to play, you must have Chrome level in the Ignition Rewards program. This is the second-highest level of our program and is super achievable, even for newbies. Once you’ve hit Chrome status, you’ll receive a poker tourney ticket every single week. You can use these tickets to enter online poker freerolls and take your best shot at winning a slice of the $2,500 pie. 

If you’re ready to explore the online poker freerolls at Ignition Casino, your first step is to open the poker client. Visit the Scheduled Tournaments list and choose Micro as the buy-in level. Next, you’ll see all the online poker tournaments with a buy-in of $5 and under. Scroll down to find all our online poker freerolls. To find out more about a particular freeroll, click on it and select Tourney Info. 

What Are the Best Online Poker Freeroll Strategies?

Throwing your hat in the ring of a tournament is the easy part. But winning? Well, that’s a little trickier. To boost your odds of taking home a cash prize, you’ll need to have a winning strategy on your side. Thankfully, when it comes to online poker freerolls, your strategy doesn’t need to be crazy fancy. All you need to succeed is a basic ABC strategy; before you know it, you’ll be reaping all the rewards of your dreams.

Online poker freerolls offer some of the softest player pools you’ll ever find here at Ignition Casino. Now, don’t get us wrong – we’re not saying you’ll be playing with a buncha softies. But…that’s kinda what we’re saying. The rule of thumb with tournaments is this: the lower the buy-in, the fewer seasoned players at the table. As the buy-in increases, so does the risk. As the risk increases, so does the competition level. With that in mind, don’t stress too much about the competition in online poker freerolls.

So, what can you expect? Heaps of online poker players who are just lookin’ to play for the sake of it. Maybe they’re keen for some extra practice, maybe they’re just looking for a little bit of fun. Players are super varied in their reasons for playing – and the outcomes of each game are just as varied, too! Some rounds will limp along, with most players calling and playing it safe. Others will see players go all-in, making for extra excitement. 

When it comes to bluffing in online poker freerolls, we’ll sum this up real quick for ya: don’t do it. Seriously. Just don’t. At its core, ABC poker is about “betting your hand”. In other words, bet more money when you have a strong hand and less money when your hand is weaker. In most cases, this approach will lead your competitors to call or raise you, which can help you scoop up more of their chips.

Of course, the deeper you go in online poker freerolls, the more impressive your opponents will be. The more talented your competition, the more you can stray away from ABC poker. After all, a more complex game calls for a more advanced strategy. Keep your strategy agile to keep ‘em on their toes! 

Not feeling ready to move on from the ABC poker approach? Don’t stress it – it’s always a good fallback, even in the more complicated rounds. Get used to value betting and move up the ladder at your own pace. 

Making the Most of Online Poker Freeroll Tournaments

Now, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but someone’s gotta do it: you’re not gonna win every online poker freeroll you enter. It’s just not the way it goes. Even the most talented players only hit the jackpot a fraction of the time (usually in 20% of games maximum). Not nearly as often as we’d all like, but the numbers don’t lie. That said, Ignition Casino freerolls are awesome because, even if you don’t win, it still doesn’t cost a thing!

This kind of set-up is ideal for beginner players. Not only is it free experience, but it’s super valuable practice. That kind of practice is what takes you from novice to master. Plus, because it’s a risk-free environment, you’re more likely to make moves you wouldn’t if there was money on the line. For example, have you played a round of poker and folded some pocket aces before the flop? Usually, it wouldn’t make sense to fold this kind of hand. But unpredictable opponents make the most threatening opponents. So, don’t be afraid to make some wild moves in online poker freerolls. But that’s not all – there are heaps of other unconventional plays to be made in online poker freerolls. Be sure to try some of these out in the riskless atmosphere that freerolls provide. 

Online poker freerolls are a kickass way of building your skills, boosting your bankroll, and having some much-deserved fun! When you’re first starting out, remember to use your ABC poker strategy to rack up as many of your opponents’ chips as possible. The more comfortable and confident you get, the more you can advance your strategy. Most importantly, never stop playing, learning, and finding enjoyment in the beautiful game of poker. 

Ready to take the first step in your freerolling’ journey? Visit Ignition’s online poker rooms to get started now!