A situation in which a player is guaranteed to at least break even and may possibly profit. Common in split-pot games. A tournament with no entry fee. Sometimes offered as a casino promotion, or as a reward for earlier play.
The term freeroll used to have two specific poker meanings, but with the advent of online poker a third meaning is now far more common than the other two combined. 1. In high-low split games where one player has already won one-half of the pot but is still competing for the other half, that player is said to be on a freeroll. 2. In hold'em and Omaha, where two players have identical value hands but one player has a draw to a possible flush. The third meaning of freeroll describes an online poker tournament where players can enter at no charge.
(1) A tournament with no cash buyin. Sometimes these are point type buyins and sometimes anyone may enter. These tournaments give out cash, restricted cash, or bonus money. (2) A hand in which you share the same hand as your opponent such as the window is Ah 4c 2c 7hyou have Ac Qc and your opponent has another AQ, you are freerolling them because you can win the entire pot if your flush comes, if you do not flush you split but there is no way for your opponent to win the whole pot.
An term that is normally used online to designate a poker multi-table tournament that has a $0 entry fee. Nowadays a freeroll can also have an entry 'requirement' instead of a cash fee, such as acquiring enough points to be allowed to enter.
When a player has at least half the pot won in a Hi/Lo split game, and is now drawing to win the other, he can be said to be on a freeroll. Similarly, if two players with AKs get all their money into the pot before the flop, but one of them flop three to a flush, he is on a freeroll: He can't lose, but he can win it all. Sticking with the "can't lose, but can win it all" definition, there are popular online tournaments that are sponsored by either the pokerrooms themselves or by other sites where it costs nothing to enter. These tournaments are essentially a marketing tool, and are called freeroll tournaments but commonly known only as freerolls.
1. a free-to-enter poker tournament; a tournament where there is no buy-in, 2. a situation where two players’ hands are similar and the remaining community cards can only be to the benefit of one player. Example: two players have a pair of aces but the flop shows three hearts. The player with the ace of hearts is said to be “freerolling” for the flush
Most often, a freeroll refers to a touranment with no entry free. These sorts of tournaments are generally promotions run by poker rooms to attract customers. For example, a $5000 freeroll means that the poker room is putting up $5000 in prize money for a tournament, and there is no entry fee into the tournament.
1. Used for tournaments with a free entry. Freeroll tournaments have no buy-in fee. They typically have a small cash prize pool, or other prize gifts in lieu of cash. 2. Also used in something where you cannot lose. E.g., you have QhTh and your opponent has QsTc. Flop is, 9h2hKd. This is a hand you cannot lose (your opponent cannot make a flush to beat you). You're on a 'freeroll'.