Casino Slot Tournaments are a win-win situation as both the casino benefits, but so do the players, and most of the games played at casinos cannot claim that. The casino wins because it attracts people to the casino and the players like it because it adds both a feeling of comradely among the players as well as a feeling of competition, in what is usually a game of solitaire. In addition, the player has the opportunity to win bigger prizes, yet they are limited as to how much they will lose. The entry fee can be as low as $10.00 or all the way up to thousands, and a player will not lose more than the entry fee they paid. Some casinos even offer a special package deal for the tournament, which can include a welcome party and end with a banquet which usually includes door prizes.
Each player will get a machine with a set amount of credits in it, and the idea is to use up all the credits before the time runs out, because you lose any credits that are left. 20 minutes to play 1000 credits is very common, and the maximum bet is deducted every time you press spin, but you must play as fast as you can. Any credits you have won go on a different meter and go towards your tournament total. The machine locks up when your time is up, but you stay at your machine until the official has recorded your information, then you can leave, making room for the next player as there is usually more than one session per machine. Most Europe casino sites will update the roster after each round so you can keep track of how you are doing!
Some casinos also have free play slot tournaments, which is basically the same game, but there is no entry fee. Not just anyone can play in it; however, as it is a way the casinos have to reward their high rollers. Some also reward their members, either by the number of games they have played or by how long they have played. Before your next trip to a casino, go online and check to see if they are offered for the time you will be there.