FULL TILT POKER

» Posted on 12 / 30 / 2015
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Full Tilt Poker Review

Pros
US Players Accepted
100% up to $600 Welcome Bonus
Massive tournament roster
Top-quality software
Many Live Event Satellites

Cons
Support via Email only
Tournament lobby lacks certain details

Full Tilt Poker is an elite online poker site, the 2nd largest in the world, providing one of the best tournament rosters and cash game stakes in the industry. Endorsed by a plethora of pros, FullTilt hosts many live event satellites. 100% up to $600 welcome bonus; US players welcome.

REVIEW

Summary
Full Tilt Poker brings together all of the most rewarding aspects of the online poker industry, from valuable promotions and tournaments to elite software and the widest range of stakes anywhere. After only 6 years in the business, Full Tilt Poker has already spent much of that time ranked as the world’s largest online poker room, averaging over 80,000 players at peak hours. Many of those players are drawn by the chance to rail (or even compete in) the highest stakes online poker games, where today’s biggest poker pros frequent the virtual felt. Full Tilt Pros include Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Jennifer Harman, Chris Ferguson, Patrik Antonius, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and many more.

Welcome Bonus
When you register a new account and make your first deposit with Full Tilt Poker, you’ll automatically receive a substantial welcome bonus matching 100% up to $600. Full Tilt pays bonuses in increments of 10% or $20, whichever is less, requiring 1 FPP for every $0.06 of the bonus. FPP are earned by playing real money games. Every $1 raked in ring games earns 1 FPP, while every $1 in tournament fees earns 7 FPP. Plus, you get to keep all points earned towards the bonus to use in the FullTilt Store or to buy-in to special tournaments. You’ll have 120 days to clear the bonus before any pending amount expires.

Games
The ring game and tournament lobbies at Full tilt Poker offer an extensive range of poker games, with enough traffic to occupy all variant tables and most stakes throughout the day. Poker games include Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo, Razz and plenty of mixed games; everything from H.A. to H.O.R.S.E., plus a new 7-Game Mix. Stakes come in the widest range in the online poker industry, scaling from as little as $0.01/0.02 to as high as $2,000/$4,000. While Full Tilt Poker is well known for its excessive player traffic, it is not so popular in the loose competition department. You’ll have to do a lot of searching to find a low stakes game with better viewed-flop percentages than 30-40%.

Tournaments
No matter what your favorite tournament style is, you’ll find plenty of them at Full Tilt Poker. Sit’n’Gos come in single-table, multi-table, heads-up, satellite and custom formats. Multi-table tournaments include freerolls, guarantees, turbos, bounties, double stacks and super stacks, not to mention satellites and live event satellites to every major poker event in the land.

Full Tilt boasts one of the largest guaranteed tournament schedules, paying out over $8,000,000 every week. Buy-ins range anywhere from $1 to $25k. There’s a monthly $1 million GTD, a weekly $750k GTD and several other 6-digit guaranteed prize pools throughout each week.

The online poker room is the home of the FTOPS series, a seasonal online poker championship which seems to get bigger and more lucrative with each hosting. Full Tilt’s FTOPS XV jumped another million from the last installment, guaranteeing $17+ million over 27 events, including the Main Event worth $2.5 million alone. A Mini-FTOPS runs alongside the FTOPS series, offering 1/10th buy-ins and prize pools.

Promotions
Full Tilt Poker hosts a lot of promotional tournaments, the most popular for serious online poker players are the many live event satellites that send players to major poker events around the world. If you ever dreamed of playing in the World Series of Poker, WSOP Europe, WPT, EPT, Aussie Millions or just about any other major poker event, Full Tilt Poker is the place to win your prize package for as little as $0.10 in Steps Satellites.

If you’re looking to earn more poker points, whether you’re trying to release a bonus or purchase that special item in the FullTilt Store, join the tables during Happy Hour. All ring games marked with a yellow smiley face are Happy Hour tables where players earn double or triple the standard poker points.

Refer a friend to Full Tilt Poker for a quick and easy bonus of up to $100 per friend.

Software
Full Tilt Poker’s acclaimed software is privately developed and consistently updated with some of the most awesome features in the online poker industry, making it one of the most realistic sites you’ll ever toss chips at. All of the preferred features are present, like note taking, in-game stats, vital lobby stats, unique avatars and more. Special features include a “time bank”, multiple lobby views and excellent multi-tabling functions like resizable tables, detachable chat windows and up to 18 tables at once.

Full Tilt Poker is one of the few online poker rooms to have released a Mac-friendly download of its poker client.

Payments
Full Tilt Poker is, and always has been, open to players from all regions of the world. The online poker room has a relatively limited number of payment methods available, choosing quality over quantity to ensure everyone, including US players, have a viable, secure method of deposit and withdrawal. Payment methods include Visa, MasterCard, Click2Pay, Cash Transfer, Instant E-Checks and Paper Checks (for withdrawal).

Support
The support at Full tilt Poker is fast, professional and very reliable. Some have complained that support is available via email only, with no live chat or telephone support, but on the flip side, responses tend to come in 10 minutes or less, so there’s really not much to complain about.

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