Tournaments are among the most common events offered by online casinos. They usually consist of players contending one against the other; this promotes competition, but more importantly, it boosts the feeling of community, sportsmanship and camaraderie. There are many different types of casino tournaments as online casinos are always on the lookout for innovation and originality, three of the more common ones will be surveyed in this article.
Slots are among the most popular games in casinos, land-based and online alike, therefore it is only natural to find that this type of tournament is very prevalent in online casinos. Slots tournaments usually consist of an allocated sum which is set as the prize, which players compete on, with the all of the players beginning the tournament with the same number of initial credits. The competitor with the highest amount of wins is dubbed the winner at the end of the tournament and takes the prize.
Poker tournaments are very common in online casinos. Unlike slots tournaments, these usually require entry fees; however, more and more casinos host free poker tournaments which are known as "Free Roll". The catch of course is that the grand prize is of a lower value in Free Roll Tournaments than its value in these which require entry fees. All players start the game with an equal amount of chips; some casinos allow players to buy additional chips during the game up to a specific amount.
Blackjack in its core is a game of yourself against the dealer. But in blackjack tournaments, you are pitted against your fellow players. Like poker tournaments, blackjack tournaments usually require an entry fee; however there are "Free Roll" blackjack tournaments with a lower value prize. The last player to remain with chips wins.