Full Tilt Poker is back since November 6th, 2012 and it is accompanied by the 2nd largest amount of traffic, behind their now brother site PokerStars. The original Full Tilt Poker was established in 2004, but with the 2011 debacle, they were forced to close up shop. However, after 1½ years, they are back online thanks to the Rational Group, whom acquired the website back from the US Department of Justice in early 2012.
They have commenced real-money operations as of the aforementioned date above, with a sizable amount of players hitting the tables once real money play resumed. Full Tilt Poker does not offer these particular real-money tables and games to those players that live in the US unfortunately; neither for Italy, France, Denmark, Belgium, Estonia, or Spain for the time being.
First-Time Player Bonus
Full Tilt Poker has a great list of different bonuses and promotions that they offer to their members. They have a great welcome bonus where new players that sign up can receive a 100% bonus, up to $600. On top of being able to get some free cash up front, players can also get a $200 (or equivalent) bonus with the Deal Me In bonus; players will start getting free cash as they continue playing poker.
As Full Tilt Poker has a points system, they are promoting the Short Handed Happy Hour, where players can earn double, triple, or even quadruple the amount of points when they play during a certain time and a certain featured game. They have other promotions that include Refer a Friend, weekly guarantees, and tons of tournaments.
Full Tilt Poker Software
As the main appeal of Full Tilt Poker was their software, the tables, and the great gameplay, the new owners wanted to make the new Full Tilt Poker as exciting as it previously was. This is why they have kept most of the operations and game styles the same, with a few tweaks here and there. Most importantly is the fact that players can download the software and install it on their PC’s or Mac’s, making it a multi-functional software.
The gameplay is fast, having the animations short and to the point, along with a fast network to run on. Players can sort through all of the tables and game types they want by using the advanced filtering options. The lobby gives the players a chance to view every table and the players sitting at them. Once they join a table, they will be able to immerse themselves in the poker experience.
Full Tilt’s Official Website
Not everything can be found through the software, but that is where the website comes in handy. New players can find information about everything related to poker by going to the website. They can learn the different terms and definitions that go along with poker and its many variants, as well as explanations of how each type of poker variant is played and the general rules.
Another important aspect is learning about the different poker tournaments that they offer. They have many different tournaments that each come with different rules on how they are played, such as guarantees, satellites, freerolls, etc. The website is a great place to learn all about the basics of poker and the different services that Full Tilt Poker offers their members.
Poker Games Offered
Tilt has a great variety of different poker games, which can be played through their poker software. They have popular games like Texas Hold’Em, Omaha Hi/Lo, and Stud Hi/Lo. There are other poker variants that may not get as much attention, but are still excellent games to take part of, which include Omaha Hi, Stud Hi, and Razz.
They have two sections that include a wide range of other poker games, like within Draw Poker they have 5-Card Draw, 2-7 Triple Draw, 2-7 Single Draw, A-5 Triple Draw, and Badugi. Full Tilt also has mixed poker games which include H.O.R.S.E., a combination of five different poker games in one single table.
Along with these poker games offered, they also have a good selection of different poker tournament styles that include Rush Poker, Ante Games, and Cap Games. There are many other types of tournaments that can be played at FTP, and you can check them all out and see if you can win big at the site.
Members of this great poker site can access, deposit, and withdraw their funds quickly and securely using the cashier system. Members that want to deposit funds into their accounts can do so by using their VISA or MasterCard credit cards, as well as online services like NETELLER, WebMoney, Ukash, and Skrill (Moneybookers) – ewallets in other words.
Whenever members are ready to receive a payout, they must request a withdrawal. They can use NETELLER, WebMoney, and Skrill (Moneybookers) to get their payouts or they can also request a Check; depending on the country, you will get the check in CAD, EUR, GBP, or USD.
Full Tilt Poker has a very good FAQ section, where players can search and find the most common questions that have already been asked and answered. They can find FAQ’s about anything related to their accounts, the software, and the services. They also have a handy tool that allows players to report any problems or bugs with the server or software. Additionally, poker players can email the customer service department with any problems and inquiries, as well as a telephone service they can use when they need a more direct answer.