Slot machine tournaments are a fun and interesting way to add some competition to what is normally a solitary avocation, playing slots. If you're the competitive type, you might be more interested in "winning" a tourney than you would be in the prize money. (I've been accused of being like that myself on occasion.) The money you lose in tournament play is generally a fixed amount too, which holds some attraction for some players.
If you're like me, you have a limited amount of money you can spend playing slot machines. One way to prolong your slots playing bankroll is to spend a set amount on a slot machine tournament entry fee. This is a win-win situation for any slot player.
Slots tournaments are traditionally held at land based casinos. Players pay an entry fee then play slots for a predetermined amount of time. The top finishers collect prizes. These kinds of slot tourneys are open to anyone, and no skill is involved, so anyone has a chance to win.
The only strategy involved in winning a slot tournament is to play fast.
Online Slots Tournaments
Online casinos have gotten in on the slot machine tournament action, and the tournaments they offer work the same as land based casino slot tournaments. You pay your entry fee, play for that same set period of time, or in some cases, for a set number of spins. And then if you win you collect your prize. One of the only differences in an online slot tournament and one held in a traditional casino is that you don't have to leave your house to play an online tournament.
Free Slots Tournaments
Free slot machine tournaments are one of the ways that traditional casinos reward their slots club members. These are run in exactly the same way as the fee-based tournament, the only difference being that there is no entry fee.
To qualify for free slots tournaments, club members usually have to play a certain amount of time or a certain number of credits in order to be eligible for this particular player reward. Few online casinos offer free slot tournaments, but those that do are mentioned on our page listing online slot machine tourneys. Click on the link in the above section about online slot tournaments for more information regarding these.