Tournaments, Freerolls and Rake
What are Freerolls and Tournaments?
Freeroll: A Freeroll is a Tournament with no
buy-in or entry fee. Also does not allow for any
Freezeout Tournament: A Freezeout Tournament is a
Tournament where you can not re-buy.
What are the different kinds of Tournaments?
- Scheduled - these are tournaments scheduled by
Bet on USA to start at a specific time.
Bet on USA Freerolls can be found under the
- Sit & Go - These are tournaments that will only
start once the required number of players has been
reached. Registered Sit N Go Tournaments are usually
single table tournaments.
- Satellites - These are tournaments that 'feed'
winners into bigger tournaments. Satellites are held
in various stages leading up to a large tournament
such as a WPT, WSOP or Bet on USA special event.
- Special - These are tournaments arranged by third
parties and hosted by Bet on USA. For example if
you have a local Poker club, you may like to hold an
online tournament at Bet on USA - contact customer
What is my Freeroll Eligibility and what are
Once you have qualified for a tournament, a
pop-up message will advise you a coupon has been
awarded and for which tournament you are now
eligible to enter.
A list of coupons issued to your account can be
found under the Coupons tab in the poker software.
Once you have a coupon you can simply register for
the corresponding tournaments.
To check your Freeroll eligibility, simply visit
your 'Player Admin' page. Your 'Player Admin' page
can be accessed from the poker software lobby.
Please check our Featured Tournaments section for
our Freeroll listings, and visit our Tournaments
Schedule for up to date schedule.
How do I register and de-register for Freerolls
To register, simply double click on the Freeroll
or Tournament that you wish to enter and click on
the 'Register' button in the bottom right hand side
of your screen.
You must ensure registration before the start
time. For Freerolls and scheduled tournaments,
registration usually begins 2 hours before and will
finish 1 minute prior to commencement.
Sit N Go Tournaments also require registration;
however there are no time limits. Registration
begins when a table is available and will finish
when the required player total is reached.
To unregister from any tournaments, click the
'Unregister' button in the tournament details. Any
buy-in cost will be refunded if you de-register
prior to commencement.
What happens if I am disconnected during a
Freeroll or a Tournament?
If you are disconnected during a Freeroll or
Tournament you can log in again and still have your
seat. Keep in mind you will continue to post blinds
during the time you are disconnected.
Can I watch Tournament tables?
In the tournaments details (choose the tournament
and click "details") all of the tables being played
at are listed in the "Tables" chart in the bottom
left hand corner. Double click on a table name from
the list to open that table. If you want to find the
table a certain player is seated at, double click on
the players name in "Players and Results" table.
What happens if a Freeroll or Tournament is
Shutdown or Cancelled?
From time to time Freerolls and Sit N Go
Tournaments may need to be shutdown or cancelled. If
a tournament is shutdown then it will be rescheduled
or bonus freerolls will be offered.
What is the Tournament Payout structure?
See Bet on USA's Tournament Payout structure.
What is Hand For Hand Mode and when does it
Hand For Hand Mode is used in all Multi-Table
Tournaments and allows all tables to play the same
exact number of hands at critical times. The
following chart is used to determine when Hand For
Hand Mode will start and stop.
See Bet on USA's Hand For Hand Mode chart.
I am unable to register for a Tournament and am
told that somebody already has with the same IP
The way home networks are configured, players are
not able to enter Tournaments at the same time as
other players on the same network. Players can
however with Private Tournaments & Sit N Go