A poker tournament that does not have an entrance fee. Typically these types of tournaments are used as a promotion by a casino to attract customers and will put up a sum of prize money. Often players will earn a spot in a free roll tournament through credits from previous play at the poker room. Free roll also refers to the situation where two players hands are tied with each other. However, one player has a better chance of winning the pot because they have a flush to break the tie. That player is said to have a free roll.