Questions about Poker Tournaments
I'm just a casual poker player, I know nothing about tournaments or casinos
, but I'm currently writing a novel. The story's not
primarily about poker, but a tournament does occur once or twice as a side-event. And as I like to get my details right, I've opened this thread to ask all sorts of questions with everyone being invited to throw in some answers.
My first questions are:
1) When registering for a poker tournament (in a casino for instance)... how much information do you need to reveal about yourself?
Is it common (or in any way useful) to give them your phone number? Name? ID? Adress?
2) Is registering always necessary? I've done a little research on websites of casinos and there they say it's better to pre-register.. does that mean it's (theoretically) possible to just sit down at a table and join a tournament?
3) How much money's at stake? I know this is a very vague question, but what kinds of sums are generally won at a table? Is the range huge? (Like: a few bucks up to tens of thousands?)
Thanks a lot in advance!