So you’ve got no money, or are not willing to invest any into your poker bankroll? That’s understandable. Some people fear that they may get addicted and keep using their money, or are just wary of actually playing with their own money, and feel it may affect your play. Thankfully, there are numerous ways to get your bankroll started. First and foremost, there are sites that give you free money to play.

We should note though that it is highly recommended you invest money into building a bankroll. As a US player, you can start off with as low as $40, and you will be able to build a bankroll a lot quicker, although it’s recommended you start with at least $100. Read our US Player Bankroll Building Guide for more information.

Sites with a no-deposit signup bonus
ThisisVegas: $15
To get $15 free from ThisisVegas, sign up via this link. This bonus is for a casino, and is open to US players also, which is why it is being listed outside of the normal guide. Check out ThisisVegas Casino.
Pitbull Poker: n/a
Pitbull poker was a popular destination for free money. until they vanished in a major scandal in late 2009.

There are other methods of starting a bankroll from scratch, including getting free money from casinos and bingo rooms. For all that information, check out The Ultimate Casino Guide’s Casino Free Money section, and also their Online Bingo Free Money section.

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Cool Hand Poker Microgaming 100% to $350 10
Golden Tiger Poker Microgaming 50% to $200 9.8
PayNoRake Poker Tiger Gaming 100% Rakeback 9.2
True Poker True Network 100% to $200 8.6
Red Cherry Poker Everleaf 300% to $500 8.5