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Old 02-13-06, 10:18 AM
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This is more of a question for the moderators (and feel free to add more questions).

I assume that Freerolls are a way of increasing traffic for a Poker site as well as for Forums. Sometimes you see a freeroll for tens of thousands of dollars.
Big money is probably supplied by the Sponsor well in advance. How about the smaller money Freerolls ($25-$100).

How much of the prize is supplied by the site (ie. Titan) and how much is by the Sponsor? What kind of rules do the sites impose ?

I've always been curious and appreciate any light you can shed on the topic.
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I think smaller freeroll tournaments are sponsored by the Poker site itself. But it depends from one site to another. Some don't allow private freerolls while others do.
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In having hosted a couple of private freerolls I know that the prize pool is supplied by the site. This is a mixed effort between your affiliate manager and the site to bring more traffic (depositing players) to the site. That doesn't seem to be the case here but that is why other forums host freerolls it's to in turn make affiliate money.
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It boggles my mind as to how much money the sites must be pulling in with rakes in order give back all these "Goodies" (Deposit Bonuses, Reload Bonuses, Referral Bonuses, Prize add-ons, Freerolls, etc.). I know that they didn't make it from me last year. BUT I know friends that have no problems tossing in a grand or two to play for "fun" or to try and win a WSOP seat.

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Well, this might help. It's crazy how much these sites make.

Take a look at ONE Full Tilt $200K tourny, it's got a $16 fee. 1156 signed up for the last one, that's $18,496 (A little bit less than what 4th got). If only I could get a successful poker site up and running...
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What was the cost to enter ?

Usually there is the cost + fee (usually 10%).
I'm guessing the cost was $160 + $16 = $176 per person
$176 x 1156 players = $203,456
Profit = $3,456 (not bad)

In this case if there was less than 1136 players, then the site loses money.
First place prize would have made a heck of a trip to Vegas !!

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It's $200+16

- They like to use clean numbers. 1000 need to enter for the site to not have to add money.
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What was the cost to enter ?

Usually there is the cost + fee (usually 10%).
I'm guessing the cost was $160 + $16 = $176 per person
$176 x 1156 players = $203,456
Profit = $3,456 (not bad)

In this case if there was less than 1136 players, then the site loses money.
First place prize would have made a heck of a trip to Vegas !!

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Don't forget the money that they make from the rebuys and addons.Usually a site makes more money from the rebuys and addons that they make from the enter fee. (3 times more).
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I think when you all the rakes from the sng's and the ring games these sites make huge money and the cost of freerolls is minimal compared to the exposure and free advertising, however they still need to have these freerollers become depositors
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