Joined: Apr '09
Age: 31 (M)
We have a few live freerolls in melbourne.. Not many
Although most games around melbourne are "pub league" games - they are free to enter and you can generally win prizes on the night, sometimes cash. And there's generally league leader board prizes also - so in many respects these are also "freerolls" however - the main difference with these is that you can normally have 1 rebuy and 1 addon - and the cost of these is purchasing a certain amount of drinks from the venue - which means you're at a severe disadvantage if you don't buy lots of drinks.
However, I've seen a couple actual live freerolls also - they definitely exist.
Basically - the way they work is they get people into a venue- where they then purchase drinks, food, smokes etc.
Joined: Apr '11
Location: United States
Age: 25 (M)
Yes indeed they do exist.
I didn't win. I'll just put that out there now.
But, I believe there were a good ten or so tables, filled with people...So my guesstimate would about 100 people in the free roll that I went to. I was told that first place winner gets 100 dollars and second place gets 50 dollars...So a $150 free roll.
I myself had a blast, it was great, live is so much easier than online. I finished on the last two tables, only had 4k chips (4 green ones apparently), got pocket 10s first hand, went for it. Q A and some nothing card...turn: nothing important...river: Q
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 24 (M)
i played a few freeroll leagues play for points top 25% go to final and top 3 were paid its a good expierience and a good way to learn live play without risking any money an u may even win a little out of it. GL hope you do well.
Joined: Nov '09
Age: 46 (M)
We have a poker league here which is like a freeroll type entry to the WSOP or WPT. It is a lot of fun and it is where I learned to play live poker and not have my hands shake like crazy when I raise with AA! It started in my home province of Quebec, and has spread to many other provinces now as well. I have been able to advance several stages but never get to the big tournament where you win your seat on WSOP or WPT. Still, a lot of fun and because it is almost free ($2.00), people don’t get too upset when you bust them out.
Edited by sirthomas (Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 13:44 GMT)
Joined: Feb '08
Age: 43 (M)
Sounds nice, a night out with playing poker, nothing serious, just a little fun(Jess) and a nice way to win a WSOP/WPT seat (mahdrof). I wish they had something like that over here, hope you have more luck next time, Farce