Full Tilt Poker Reopened
Full Tilt Poker (shut down April 2011) is a full service poker site offering gaming to players of all nationalities. Although the US dollar is the only currency accepted, poker players from every country in the world can join in Full Tilt's poker rooms and play for fun, with real money and even against the pros. Besides playing poker along with the pros, they are also available in live chat to offer tips and advice on the games.
- Site Establishment: 2004
- Full Tilt Rake %: 5%
- US Players Accepted At Full Tilt? Yes
- Excluded Countries: Unrestricted
- Currencies: USD
- Software Provider: Tiltware, LLC
- Specialty: High Limit
Full Tilt Poker Bonus Information
Full Tilt offers several bonuses to players. New members receive a 100% match bonus on deposits up to $600. Players can also accumulate Full Tilt Points by participating in Full Tilt's real money games. These points can be used to gain entry into other real money tournaments or redeemed for clothing and other items in the Full Tilt store. Full Tilt's Refer-A-Friend program allows players to earn $100 when they successful refer a friend who joins Full Tilt Poker. Cash bonuses are granted every time the referred player makes another deposit.
Full Tilt Poker Payment Methods
Full Tilt accepts deposits through a variety of methods, including:
- Instant eChecks
- Cash Transfer
Instant eChecks work the same way paper checks do, and allow money to be transferred directly from your bank account to your Full Tilt account. Full Tilt Poker also accepts credit card, ATM card, check card and debit card. Cash Transfer allows you to transfer cash in person to Full Tilt at over 100,000 locations nation wide. Click2Pay allows transfers to Full Tilt accounts from German, Austrian and Swiss bank accounts and credit/debit cards.
Withdrawing money can usually be done in the same way it was deposited. Full Tilt offers cash withdrawal to the original payment processor used like Visa, Mastercard, Instant eCheck, Cash Transfer and Click2Pay. Full Tilt also offers withdrawal by check if the amount is between $100 and $2,500.
Game Variety At Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt Poker is a complete poker site. Full Tilt offers the following poker games to all players:
- Hold 'Em
- Omaha Hi
- Omaha Hi/Lo
- Stud Hi
- Stud Hi/Lo
- Mixed Games
Hold'Em, also known as Texas Hold 'Em, is one of the most popular kinds of poker. In this version of poker, all players are dealt 2 cards while 5 community cards are dealt face-up to the whole table. Players choose a total of 5 cards from the 7 cards available to them and make the best possible poker hand. Sometimes the best hand a player can make is simply the 5 community cards on the table. Omaha is a form of Texas Hold 'Em, with each player being dealt 4 personal cards instead of 2. The betting and blinds are exactly the same in both games.
In Razz, each player must make the best 5 card low hand from 7 available cards. Stud was the most popular form of poker before Texas Hold 'Em took off and involves 5 betting rounds.
Online Poker Tournaments At Full Tilt
Full Tilt Poker is constantly offering players several tournaments to choose from. The $10K Daily Dollar has a buy in of $1 or 200 Full Tilt Points. There is a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool distributed to over 1,000 players, so a lot of players can benefit from this particular tournament.
The $750K Sunday Guarantee is Full Tilt's biggest guarantee tournament of the week. Every Sunday, players compete for a $750,000 prize pool with registration costing $216 and satellites starting at $2 + $.25.
The $200K Double Deuce is another big money tournament offered by Full Tilt. The buy in is $20 + $2 and the guaranteed prize pool is worth $200,000. This tournament is offered every Sunday and players can also satellite in for as little as $.60 or 200 Full Tilt Points. The tournaments offered by Full Tilt have some of the largest payouts available and new tournaments are always being added. Other tournaments include:
- Sunday Million
- Fifty Fifty
- The Doubles
- Friday Night Fights
Full Tilt Player Ability And Competition Level
Full Tilt Poker has some of the most competitive poker available anywhere. The website is endorsed and used by many pros, including:
- Howard Lederer
- Phil Ivey
- Chris Ferguson
- John Juanda
- Phil Gordon
- Gus Hansen
- Allen Cunningham
These pros play 1,600 combined hours every week in Full Tilt's poker rooms, and are sometimes available for tips and advice in live chat. With the help of a team of popular professional poker players, Full Tilt has become one of the most popular poker sites in the world. Tens of thousands of players compete on Full Tilt every week and hundreds of games are taking place at any given time.
Real Money Promotions At Full Tilt
Other promotions offered by Full Tilt include Fast $50. Players can earn $50 or more by taking part in Full Tilt's Rush Poker by March 14th. Initial deposits must be made and bonus points used by March 10th to take part in this promotion.
The Series 2012 promo allows players to qualify for the 2012 World Series of Poker. By playing in Full Tilt's minimum $1 Main Event Seat tournaments, players have a chance to win their seat at the 2012 WSOP. If players go on to win the 2012 WSOP, Full Tilt will offer a total prize of $10,000,000.
Full Tilt Software And Graphics
Full Tilt Poker utilizes a simple and attractive software system to make gaming simple for players. The poker system must be downloaded because there is no instant play option, but the playing process is simple from there. The downloaded software creates a window from which players can deposit and withdraw funds, join games, play poker, and control their options. The software and graphics are neatly organized and include cartoon like characters and professional animation. The animation is a little too much for some players, but others find it fun to play with and created nicely.
Each player must choose a cartoon-like character to represent them on screen. These animated players are displayed sitting around the poker table with cards appearing in the center of the table. The play is fast paced and players are presented with several options for setting up their screen, including:
- Seating Arrangment
- Card Size
Full Tilt Player Support and Security
Full Tilt offers 24/7 customer support through two methods. Answers to most questions can be found in the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section of the site, but customer care representatives are always available for further support. About 15 different email addresses are available for customers to send inquiries to, each covering a specific area such as account information, reporting fraud and technology issues.
Full Tilt utilizes the same level of security in its banking and financial transactions as most internationally recognized banking institutions. 128-bit SSL encryption protects online transactions and sensitive information. Login processes are specifically designed to impede personal attacks on players and their information. All personal player information is highly restricted at Full Tilt offices and access is carefully monitored. Full Tilt guarantees that there is always adequate financing available to pay its obligations and finance ongoing operations. Other information is available at Full Tilt Poker to help players further protect personal and account information.
Players Opinion Of FullTiltPoker.com
Full Tilt Poker is one of the best online poker providers around today. There is no instant play option using flash software like in other online casinos, but most poker players will play at least a few times per week so downloading the Tiltware software should not be a problem. The software itself is well done, although the cartoonish characters that represent players can seem strange. Most importantly, the software is complete and serves all needs while being simple to operate. The site has adequate security features but the customer support falls short.
Most online casinos and poker providers have some form of instant communication with customer support so issues can be quickly resolved. Full Tilt does not offer a phone number for players to call or even any kind of live chat. The only method of communicating with customer support is through email which means that some issues may take multiple days and several emails to resolve. With the exception of customer support, Full Tilt Poker is a great place to play poker and offers access to professional players and highly competitive games.