Free Poker - No Deposit Bonus
There are plenty of ways to play free poker online. Simply by joining a poker site you can pick up a welcome bonus - occasionally with no deposit required. First time depositors are often incentivised with cash match bonuses plus most sites offer free roll games especially to new players, regular players and VIPs. Look out for bonus codes and special games too.
A handful of poker sites still offer new players a no deposit bonus. This means you can register with the site and not have to spend any money before hitting the tables. You may find that the money is limited to a selection of games and that there are terms and conditions attached to how you use the freebie. For example you may have to deposit and wager a fixed amount of cash before being able to withdraw any winnings.
Although it's nice that some big brands do offer freebies to players this doesn't make them better than those that don't. Most sites will offer a welcome package that includes a first deposit bonus and possibly access to freeroll games and tournaments. Do watch out for less well known brands offering big freebies to incentivise you to join - having a big no deposit stack of chips on a site with few players isn't always a great position to be in. In other words think carefully about where you play and the promotions that are on offer.