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Gambling Poker Tournaments


by Jerry "Jet" Whittaker
Nov 28, 2006


Gambling Poker Tournaments


Poker tournaments are an enthralling experience for most gamblers and are also reputed of giving best deals in gambling entertainment. One can find all popular games at a poker tournament including the Texas Holdem, Omaha Poker, Stud Poker and many more. There are limit, pot limit and no limit poker tournaments as well.


Playing in Poker Tournament


Entry for a poker game tournament can be free or buy-in depending on the organizers. Each participant or player starts with equal amount of chips in hand. At some land based poker games at times, there is a freedom of limited re-buys. Where as, in online tournament this facility is not provided. The players get eliminated when they loose all their chips and finally a player with maximum number of chips wins the tournament.


Normally the prize pool is distributed between the best three players of the tournaments. For instance the person holding the first position may get 30 percent, the second position holder gets 30 percent while the third position holder may get 20 percent of the total pool amount. Generally the bigger tournaments distribute the pool amongst more number of players. For instance the World Poker Championship Tournament distributes the pool amongst first 50 players.


Satellite Poker Tournaments


Satellite poker tournaments are also becoming increasing popular these days. Most big tournaments can be played online. For entering these tournaments one is not required to pay any entry fees thus are more popular. Moreover, one can participate in the tournament without being at the actual venue. Thus they offer with inexpensive participation adding more to the delight of gambling entertainment.


Popular Poker Tournaments


Las Vegas and Atlantic City are the most popular destinations where most poker tournaments are held. The most popular poker tournament World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour both are hosted in Las Vegas. For online poker tournaments Party poker is the most popular and liked tournament.


The schedules of the tournaments are declared on the Internet and other relevant media, similarly one can also avail a notification from the organizers after registering with them. Every tournament has its own set of rules and regulations, one should read them carefully before participating to prevent later confusion.


Participating in a Poker tournament can yield one the highest level of fun of gambling entertainment.


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