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Blackjack Tournament Entry Fees

If you are new to blackjack tournament play then you may have a few questions about the entry fee. What do you get for the fee and why is there such a huge difference between the entry fees for some tournaments as opposed to others?

Basically, most blackjack tournaments take an entry fee that constitutes a buy-in to the tournament. For this fee you simply gain entrance into the tournament-the opportunity to play and the opportunity to qualify for the tournament prize.

In many cases, the tournament pools the entry fees to fund the tournament prize. Some tournament prizes are made up only of entry fees. In these cases, the prize can be small if only a few participants enter but if a large number of people play the prize can be quite large. Other tournaments have a guaranteed prize and the entry fees go to the house.

When you are choosing a blackjack tournament in which to play it is important to make sure that the entry fee not only is affordable for you, but also that it is worth the prize. If the prize money is not much more than the entry fee then it probably isn't worth your time or money to enter. However, if the prize is a great deal larger than the buy-in then it is definitely worth it.

You may also find freeroll blackjack tournaments, in which the entry fee has been waived and a prize is still up for grabs. Many online casinos offer freerolls in order to attract new players to their site. This can be a great way to get used to tournament play, as well as a great chance to win prizes without having to pay the entry fee.