Tournaments always sound to be fun and social events. So what are the differences between online gambling tournaments and a land based gambling tournaments? First of all the most important difference with gambling tournaments is that in a poker game, gamblers are able to cash their chips at any time, but when playing in a poker tournament, this is no longer possible. Likewise, you cannot quit an online poker tournament until all of your chips are gone. Online gambling is very similar to gambling in a land-based casino. Likewise online tournaments are also similar and may vary according to the style being played. The main styles of poker tournaments for example tend to be Elimination, Rebuy and Shootout tournaments. Elimination gambling tournaments are the most popular style and begin with everyone starting with an equal number of poker chips for example. Online gambling sites use different formats for their tournaments but generally try to follow the same general principles as much as possible. Gambling on the internet means that a time has to be set aside well in advance as gambling tournaments can take quite some time to complete. Therefore, depending on your internet, dial-up users are advised to maybe join one of the shorter tournaments because of low bandwidth. Rebuy online poker gambling tournaments allow gamblers to rebuy their chips once they have lost them. This is to raise the jackpot at the end of the tournament. Internet users with low bandwidth could join shootout online poker gambling tournaments, which tends to be much quicker. This gambling tournament comprises of gamblers in the poker room playing on different tables, with the winner of each table joining a final table of all the winners to compete for the championship victory. For those who do not want to play in a particularly expensive online tournament then you could try a “satellite tournament,” are to provide the winner with enough money to buy entrance to join the main tournament.