As we head into the slower season at many casinos with summer past and winter ahead, marketing departments are working hard all over the country to think of ways to get new (and old) players in the door. Promotions and giveaway's usually work to stimulate some action and now is the time for casino tournaments.
There are a lot of weekly slot promotions right now, usually with a prize pool of about $500 and offered for free. If you see a bunch of older slot machines roped off somewhere in the casino, that's where it's held! Check with the player's club to find out about entering. All these tournaments take is a little time, often just 10 minutes. You just press the spin button repeatedly and hope for the best!
Poker tournaments and month-long promotions are on tap in the winter also. The month-long's usually reward prizes based on total hours played and culminate in a free tournament at the end of each week or the end of the month. Often the number of chips you start with is based on your hours played. Check your local rooms and find the best place to play starting each month.
Another popular tournament variety is the Jack and Jill poker tournament that is offered at several casinos. The tournament offers mixed-doubles to be partnered for an entire tournament. Make sure you choose your partner carefully, there are some things besides ability to be considered.
You might also want to look for blackjack tournaments in the coming months. The prize money is usually smaller than you might find in poker tournaments, but the cost to enter many weekly 21 tournaments may be less than $25 for an evening of fun! Now is the time to hone your tournament skills by taking advantage of the inexpensive games offered!