Getting free money doesn't happen every day, but when you do get your hands on it, it is important to know how to properly build your bankroll.
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Recommended Games to Play at 888poker
While getting your hands on $38 for $10 is great, it is important you manage your money wisely and not immediately put all of your money into one game if you want to build your bankroll methodically like the poker pros do.
In general, we recommend you stick to tournaments and sit-and-gos with a $1 or less buy-in and the lowest stakes ring games.
If multi-table tournaments are what float your boat, there are plenty to choose from that could instantly give you a bigger bankroll including The $1,000 Goldfish. Additionally, you should try to play in every freeroll you can, especially considering you can win big in the Live the Dreams promotion, which you can read all about here. There are also $1,000 Depositors Freerolls which are a good way to add to win a few bucks without any risk to your bankroll.
If you prefer sit-and-gos, you are also in luck as there are many with $1 and under buy-in levels to choose from. I recommend you staying away from the games with 'LOTTO' in the title since these have no skill involved, but you can take your chances in these games as well if you want to let fate take its course.
For ring games, I recommend playing $0.01/$0.02 no-limit hold'em or pot-limit Omaha. While this might sound boring at first, you should be able to beat these games and move up stakes once you get your bankroll to at least $100. If fixed-limit games are more up your alley, I once again recommend starting off at the lowest stakes of $0.02/$0.04 before moving up.
Bust Your Bankroll or Want a Short-Cut?
If you didn't follow the advice above, chances are you bust your bankroll pretty fast. Even if you did follow my advice, you still could bust your bankroll with a string of bad luck.
Rest assured whether you bust your bankroll, or want a short-cut to a much bigger bankroll we have great news for you. On your next deposit, you will be awarded a 100 percent bonus up to $888! The more you deposit, the bigger your bonus will be.
If you decided to super-size your bankroll with this huge exclusive bonus, I recommend you read-up on how you should manage a bigger bankroll in this PokerNews strategy article by Matthew Pitt.
So what are you waiting for? Sign-up to 888poker through our links, make a small $10 deposit, and follow my advice above to see how big you can build your bankroll!