On Global Poker we offer Ring Games, Sit and Go’s and Tournaments. So which should you play? The easy response would be, “All of them”, but not everyone will enjoy every type equally. We would definitely recommend you try all of them, because it’s the best way to find out what you like a don’t like. There are advantages and disadvantages to all games, and here’s a breakdown of each type to help you get the most from your Global Poker experience.

Ring Games

The obvious advantages to ring games is one word – freedom. You aren’t bound by the registration period of a tournament; you can come and go as you please. You can play for as long as you like, or conversely for as little time as you like. The choice is yours.

You can focus on analyzing your game and improve. Tournaments have blind increases that you need to be aware of, which can be a distraction if you want to focus on increasing your skill instead.

You’re likely to experience fewer losing streaks than some players experience with tournaments. This is partly because there is greater freedom and control in ring games, but also because you’re likely to be playing more ring games, and your volume will be higher with ring games.

You don’t need to same bankroll with ring games as you should have for tournaments.

Sometimes you’ll see the same players at the table because they’re looking for the newer players – fish – to take their Gold Coins or Sweeps Coins. This can put some beginner players off, but something we work hard at with Global Poker is to make it as fun, relaxed, friendly and equitable as we can for everyone.

You can get bored if you’re always playing the same game. If you’re looking to improve or increase your winnings, you may find it’s slower going with Ring Games than Tournaments or Sit and Go’s.


Before you begin, you know what you can potentially win. We have daily and weekly tournaments, so you can plan your play around the time you have available. You can also win big. Global Poker has some pretty big guarantees, so you could be looking as some pretty sweet wins if you literally play your cards right.

And unlike ring games, you don’t have to take first place to win real prizes. With our Championship Tournaments, such as Grizzly Games, Rattlesnake Open and Eagle Cup, not only do the top nine players win real prizes, the top two players from each buy-in level qualify for the Global Poker Tournament of Champions. The winner of this gets an all-expenses paid entry into a live poker tournament of their choice, representing Global Poker!

Sit & Go’s

Compared with Tournaments, Sit and Go’s are faster and start as soon as the predetermined number of players have registered to play. This is better suited to players who don’t have the time required to play longer, bigger multi-table tournaments.

You know how much the prize is before you start, so if you’re executing on a improvement and incremental gain strategy, you’ll have a better idea of what you could win before you start playing. You can find out the details of Sit and Go’s in the lobby.


Which game you should play depends on a few things – how much time you have, what your objectives are, and which style of play you prefer.

Consider the following:

  • How much time you have.
  • Why am I playing? For fun, for chips, to improve specific weaknesses?
  • Which do I like playing? Ring Games, Sit & Go’s or Tournaments?