PokerStars Freerolls

Play Free Poker Tournaments with PokerStars

Last Updated: 22 October 2019

Better Poker Sites for Freerolls

SiteFreeroll Value/Year
FreeCasual
Bwin $73.99 $377.48
888 Poker $15.83 $177.62
PartyPoker - $105.57
William Hill $19.82 $26.47
Boylepoker $19.82 $19.82
Winner Poker $19.82 $19.82
Americas Cardroom $12.73 $12.73
PokerStars / FullTilt $9.08 $9.08

In the past, PokerStars offered many different freerolls every day. However, since the site has so much traffic, the value of each of these freerolls was incredibly low (maybe 1-2¢). Since taking over, The Stars Group have dramatically slashed the number of worthless freerolls offered on PokerStars, but haven't replaced them with anything!

If you are interested in playing freeroll poker tournaments, we strongly suggest you check out these other online poker sites. However, if you plan to also play real money poker, you should instead answer these 4 simple questions to find the best online poker site for you!

When we refer to "freeroll value", we mean the average value to each player. That is, a freeroll tournament with a prize pool of $100 and 1,000 entrants would have a value of 10¢ per entrant. The freeroll value per year is the total amount of money you could earn on average by regularly playing freerolls on the site. 

PokerStars Freerolls Overview

Freerolls are a great way to build a poker tournament bankroll without any risk. Although most PokerStars freerolls are very low value, there are some exceptions.

PokerStars offer 4 types of free poker tournaments:

  1. Weekly Stars Rewards
  2. School Pass Events
  3. The Big Bang
  4. Satellites to live events

They also have The League, where you can compete for monthly leaderboard prizes. However, The League tournaments now have a 25¢ buy-in. To start playing PokerStars freerolls today, simply click on the button below,

pokerstars poker download

This button will also allow you to download the PokerStars app for Android, Mac or iOS.

Weekly Stars Rewards Freerolls

These free poker tournaments offer really good value. However, the Weekly Stars Rewards are not true freerolls since you need a ticket that can only be earned from the Stars Rewards chests. Each time you open a Stars Rewards chest, you have a 10% chance of winning a ticket to the weekly $5,000 Added PokerStars freeroll, which has an average value of 33¢. Higher level chests have a 10% chance of containing a ticket to the weekly $10,000 Added PokerStars freeroll. Although the prizepool for this free PokerStars tournament is only double, the average value is much higher ($2.33) because there are far fewer entries.

School Pass Poker Freerolls

Join PokerSchoolOnline.com for FREE to get School Pass tickets. You will receive some freeroll tickets just for signing up, and can then earn more by participating in quizzes, inviting friends, etc. These freerolls are pretty worthless (1-3¢ each), so you should only join PokerSchoolOnline if you plan to take advantage of their free poker training or compete in The League. If you are new to poker, then this is a great resource, and the School Pass freerolls allow you to practice what you learn.

The Big Bang Freeroll

The most common way to qualify for The Big Bang freeroll is via School Pass Big Bang satellite tournaments. These PokerStars freerolls run every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Although the Big Bang main event is worth $2.24 on average to each participant, the satellites only reward 9 seats each, making their prizepool a measly $20.18. These satellites typically get 700 to 1,150 entries, so their value is just 2-3¢. PokerStars sure do love running nearly worthless freerolls!

The only time The Big Bang is worth playing is if you win a ticket directly to the $5,000 Main Event by playing in The League.

PokerStars Freeroll Satellites

PokerStars frequently run satellites to upcoming live PokerStars tournaments, such as the Trip to Bahamas Freeroll. The final prize package from these freerolls is usually worth several thousand dollars, and the opportunity to travel to a major PokerStars live event is incredibly exciting. However, there are typically multiple tournaments you must progress through before you get the opportunity to compete for the big prize, so you will need all of the tournament poker tips you can get! As a result, the value of the individual freerolls is typically just 1-3¢!

Unless you really enjoy playing long tournaments for very small rewards, you should consider playing freerolls on almost any other poker site!

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PokerStars Tournament League

Unfortunately, only the Initiation Level tournaments are free, and you can only play those for the first 3 months after joining PokerStarsSchool. Initiation Level tournaments have a prize pool of just $5, making them essentially worthless on their own, so there are definitely better freeroll poker tournaments to consider. However, if you plan to play lots of freerolls each month, the Initiation League has a $300 monthly Leaderboard (with a $100 first prize). Only your top 6 results will count towards your Leaderboard score.

The Master Level monthly Leaderboard has prizes totalling $1,500, with $500 for first place. However, Master Level tournaments cost 25¢ to enter (including a 3¢ fee). For the Master Level Leaderboard, your top 12 results each month are counted. There are 16 Master Level tournaments each month, so if you are serious about grinding this Leaderboard each month, you will want to participate in each of them to maximize your chances. Make sure you join the PokerStarsSchool if you want to compete on the Leaderboard! You can also compete in the Master League and Initiation League at the same time. 

Compete in The League for a portion of the $1,500 prize leaderboard in the Masters League with @PokerStars Click to Tweet

The League used to be MUCH more profitable, offering 4 levels. All tournaments were free and the Master Level Leaderboard offered prizes of $15,300! Even the lowest level's leaderboard offered $1,218 in prizes.

Honestly, if you're good enough to be able to regularly compete for the Leaderboard prizes, you would no doubt be better off just playing regular MTTs with higher buy-ins. However, if your bankroll can only handle 25¢ tournaments, then you might as well play tournaments that also have a leaderboard - it's essentially a chance at bonus money!

PokerStars Freerolls

Freeroll Name Frequency Time (UTC) Value
Weekly Stars Rewards Freeroll, $5,000 Added Saturday 1:00 pm 36¢
Weekly Stars Rewards Freeroll, $5,000 Added Saturday 7:00 pm 31¢
Weekly Stars Rewards Freeroll, $10,000 Added Saturday 1:30 pm $2.38
Weekly Stars Rewards Freeroll, $10,000 Added Saturday 7:30 pm $2.27
School Pass Event, 48 x $0.25 Spin&Go tickets GTD Daily 1:05 am
School Pass Event, 9 x $3.30 tourney tickets GTD Daily 5:05 pm
School Pass Event, 15 x $1 Spin&Go Tickets GTD Daily 9:05 pm
School Pass Big Bang Satellite, 9 x Big Bang tourney seats GTD Wed/Fri/Sun 3:30 pm
School Pass Big Bang Satellite, 9 x Big Bang tourney seats GTD Wed/Fri/Sun 9:30 pm
School Pass Big Bang Satellite, 9 x Big Bang tourney seats GTD Wed/Fri/Sun 12:30 am
The Big Bang: Main Event, $5,000 Gtd Monthly 5:05 pm $2.24

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