Online Casino Tournament Tips for Beginners

Many new players preferred to stay within the isolation of online casino games because they do not want others to watch them play. As new players they are bound to make mistakes and they would like to do so in private. This is the reason they avoid entering online tournaments. This however is a misconception. Even in online tournaments the privacy of the players is maintained. Though they compete against other players, the other players can not see the moves that they are making. Each player plays individually and the person who performs better wins. Online casino tournaments are therefore different from online poker tournaments where there is direct interaction between players.

Beginners at online casinos would do well to take note of the following tips which will enable them to slowly build up their confidence level and then enter tournament play without hesitation. The first thing that they must realize is that there are two types of online tournaments. In one type of tournament the players wager the most top the leader board. In this type of tournament players require large bankrolls and therefore new players should avoid these tournaments. In the other type of tournament players are given casino chips for a fixed entry fee. They wager with these casino chips and the players who end up with the maximum casino chips top the leader board. Here the liability of the players is limited to the entry fee and therefore this is the type of online tournament that new players should go for.

Online casinos offer a large number of freeroll tournaments, especially for new players. In these tournaments there is no entry fee and therefore the players do not lose anything at all. It is true that the prizes for freeroll tournaments are small, but then the idea is to become familiar with tournament play without paying from your pocket. Therefore in the beginning new players should develop their skills playing freeroll online tournaments.

Most online casinos reward players with loyalty points as they wager at the casino games. In most cases these loyalty points can be used to pay the entry fee of certain types of online tournaments. New players can use their loyalty points earned playing online casino games for entering online tournaments. That way they are not paying from their own funds. This will also enable them to learn the skills required in playing tournaments without losing money.

Many online casinos have designated tournaments for beginners. When players register at those online casinos they get entitled to enter some online tournaments within a specified period of joining. Only new players are allowed to enter these tournaments. Many of these tournaments are freerolls, but some may have nominal entry fees. But the fact that new players are playing against their own kind encourages them to participate.

The basic skill that new players need to develop by playing freeroll tournaments or loyalty points tournaments is bankroll management. Bankroll management in online tournaments is significantly different from normal casino play. In normal casino play if a player starts with 100 chips and reaches 125 chips he may well be satisfied. However in online tournaments if the other players have reached over 200 chips then the player’s 125 chips has no value. If the leader board is displayed then new players must make it a practice to check out the leader board and set a target before starting the online tournament. They must also learn to play aggressively because they will not win anything unless they are in the top positions in the leader board.


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Comment by: Stephen P. On: December 24, 2009
Agreed playing in the tournaments that are offered by online casinos like those powered by Vegas Technology software are really straight froward.
Comment by: Alison Pravda On: November 12, 2009
I really don't think that there are tournaments that can necessarily be "designated for beginners" as this tip mentions. The reality is that slots tournaments require no level of skill whatsoever. I think that it can be ruled out that levels of expereince can play into which tournaments one player should play in vs. another.
Comment by: Steve Brando On: September 29, 2009
Free roll tournaments are a great way for players to get acquainted with online casinos I think it's actually a better option then for new players to take the no deposit bonus offers that some online casinos offer!

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