We’re pretty sure you won’t fall out of your chair hearing this: poker wasn’t always played in tournaments. A few hundred years ago in the Dakota Territory, when “Wild Bill” Hickok ruined all his friends with his crystal-clear reading of the game and his ice-cold poker face, he had little to no option to step up his game and find some bigger whales to hunt. Luckily, thanks to a fella named Jack “Benny” Binion, the tournament format has been the number one way to compete in poker since 1971. And then Internet came along, which as you can guess just skyrocketed the possibilities of what a poker tournament could be, and now everybody and their aunt has the chance to become a top ranked player.
There are many places where you can enter a poker tournament, but you have to make sure it’s the right one for you, otherwise you’ll get frustrated trying to beat veterans at a game they’ve spent years mastering. That’s where we come in. Ignition Casino not only features some of the best tournaments available, but also has a huge amount of game modes and levels so you’re sure to find a boot that fits, and you can bet it’s made of fine leather.
Here’s a quick recap of everything you need to know about poker tournaments, from game structure to strategy tips to help you take down your opponents.