Satellites are qualifiers for one of the large and well-known Land-based poker tournaments. By winning one of the qualifying satellites, you can win a seat in one of these tournaments. Usually these satellites are divided into stages, and you need to qualify all the way through before you receive the coveted seat in the land-based event. Some times, you will even have to qualify for playing in the larger satellites, by winning smaller poker tournament called “feeders”.
Sit n Go’s
Sit n Go’s are cash tables where the game starts whenever the table is filled. This means that it doesn’t have a preset time, but you can start playing as soon as the table fills. Usually, there is only one table in a Sit n Go, so it takes no more than a few minutes for the table to fill. There are many kinds of Sit n Go’s and you can see all the different variation on offer in the poker room.
Scheduled tournaments are all prescheduled tournaments and they start at a preset time/date. All the major satellites, freerolls and Guaranteed Prize tournaments are all scheduled tournaments. You can register for the specific tournament you wish to participate in by clicking of the “Register” icon in the lobby and automatically the buy-in amount will be deducted from your account. Make sure you are logged-in to the poker room when the tournament starts.
Each poker room offers the opportunity for you to practice your skills for free before you take on the cash tables or major tournaments. If you are a beginner and want to practice playing poker online, then this option is ideal for you. Simply choose the Play Money option and you are taken directly to free poker play.
Freerolls are tournaments that are free to partake in. This means they don’t have an entry free, but you might find that they have other requirements that you need to fulfill in order to qualify for play. Usually, you will have to earn a certain amount of players point to participate in the freerolls. There are different kinds of freerolls and different requirements for participation, so check your poker room for further information on its freerolls.