Online slot tournaments have become increasingly popular with plenty of online casinos now offering both freeroll tournaments and buy in, or “sit n go”, tournaments. Most slot tournaments last between 5 and 10 minutes and there are several freerolls every day. It requires you to download a casino and set up a free account of course, but if you want bang for your buck and some good entertainment, then online slot tournaments are perfect.
Most of the casinos that run online slot tournies use Microgaming software – and to be honest, that has a bespoke tournament module that makes it the best software and games for this. However, there are one or two other casinos like Omni Casino who use the Playtech platform and run freeroll tournaments too. With some big prizes in fact.
As much as I enjoy Playtech games, the Microgaming tournaments are more engrossing. The automatic Tournament module means you have dynamic leaderboards and timers while the Playtech tournaments are much more manual with daily updates to leaderboards and no time limits except the durtion of the promotional period (a tournament is seen as a promotion). The plus side to the Playtech slot tournaments is that you can pretty much play any game while Microgaming only offer a limited tournament games list, although with some great games like Immortal Romance, the original Thunderstruck and the sequel to that, Thunderstruck 2 which is another 243 Ways To Win game.
The Micogaming tournies take two formats: firstly, the freerolls which are free to enter but – Qualifiers excepted – generally have smaller prizes. These are explained in more detail here. Or there are the Buy In tournies which generally have small entry fees but bigger prizes. To be honest, in both instances you will probably need to re-invest in re-buys to get among the top prizes.