A freeroll tournament is a tournament with no entry fee.
Freeroll poker tournaments are one of the most popular tournament formats in Poker. With these type of tournaments you can earn real money, learn more about the game, get better at it, and have some fun while doing so, for free, the only prerequisite is that you create a player account. If you still don’t have one, you can create it at pokerstars or 888poker, our main choices for freerolls!
In these type of tournaments the prizepool is like a donation provided by the poker room, and the winnings are either real money or entry tickets to other tournaments.
Almost all poker rooms have freeroll tournaments with the chance to win real money, they do so to increase participation among low-bankroll players and give them a chance to develop a bankroll for free, or to attract players to their poker room, hoping they continue playing in the future, for real money.
A different type of freeroll tournaments may require you to make a deposit first, in return the poker room allows you to participate in the freeroll.