Online Real Money Tournaments – Advanced Guide To Competitive Online Contests For Real Money

Playing Online Real Money Tournaments To Win Cash

We’ve come a long way since the days of the types of tournaments described in the famous novel Ivanhoe by Walter Scott, and less so – but still a fair few years – since one of the most famous books Ken Warren Teaches Texas Hold’em on poker tournament play.

In recent years, online real money tournaments have grown from those popular games of poker, slots, or chess to include the fast growing area of video gaming competitions, or eSports. The reality is that changes in the options to play online are presenting ever more opportunities to win real money, and tournaments offer the biggest chances of success.

On this page we’ll take a detailed look at the different types of tournaments you can play online for real money. You’ll find fairly exhaustive lists of where you can play these contests on the pages dedicated to each type, but here we’ll look at how easy it is to play, what skills you’ll need and how you might improve your winning chances, whether it’s legal to play and if the contests are fair, and consider some additional resources that will help.

At the end of our analysis you’ll have a clear guide to the different aspects of cash prize tournament play, and be able to identify some opportunities to get involved in some of the competitions where you may have the best chance of success.

It’s also worth noting that playing in contests is not the only way to make money, you can also bet on tournament events with the biggest tennis competitions such as the WTA Premier tournaments being a prime example. You can read more on the WTA here – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WTA_Premier_tournaments

Upcoming/New Major Tournaments & Tournament News

In the early months of 2021 most of the general news around online tournaments was focused on what happened the previous year, particularly around eSports. One of the most interesting emerging stories has been around prize money, specifically how much it dropped for some popular games during the year.

This article from Forbes examines what happened. It’s interesting to note that a large chunk of the collective money across all forms of contests went to chess players.

January 2021 – WSOP Championship Tournament To Go Fully Online For 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic looks sure to have a continuing impact on live tournaments throughout at least the first half of 2021, and the WSOP organizers are clearly recognizing that fact with their decision to put the 2021 championship fully online.

There will be 12 contests throughout the year with the finals making it 13 in all.

The Best Types Of Online Tournaments

Before we start an intensive guide to tournament play, and in case you just want to know the main types of cash contests, here are the 3 great types of competition you’d want to see on any ‘best of’ list:

  • Online Slots – great for fun value and low cost entertainment. 
  • Video Games – skill based and appealing to anyone who has a leaning towards console video gaming
  • Online Poker – the ultimate skill based game which calls for clever strategic play

For more info on these and others see the post on why online tournaments are the best real money games

For more on poker specifically, you can do a lot worse than read up on one of the famous poker rooms – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Tilt_Poker

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