Name: Full Tilt Poker
Network: Full Tilt Poker
Peak Traffic: 90,000+
U.S. Players: NO
Established: 2004
Country: Aruba
Payment Methods: See all
Full Review

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After being introduced in 2004, Full Tilt Poker has gone on to become one of the best online poker sites. They constantly strive to be the top dogs in the market, and they do so in a number of different ways, not least of which is their group of elite owners and sponsors, called “Team Full Tilt.” Its members include poker luminaries Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Mike Matusow, and Allen Cunningham.

With their motto of “Learn, chat and play with the pros,” Full Tilt Poker works hard to embody the best of the business, especially with both their Team Full tilt and “red pros” who play often and in the entire spectrum of limits. Regular players can find action in any game and at any limit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Games included at Texas Hold’em, Razz, Seven-Card Stud, Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo, Omaha, and Omaha Hi-Lo.

Full Tilt Poker has one of the largest stock of game options for playing poker online. In 2010 they introduced their proprietary Rush Poker, which is always a great place for action. In addition, they are one of only a handful of rooms who offer mixed games such as H.O.S.E. and H.O.R.S.E. in both tournament and cash game form.

One of the perks at Full Tilt Poker is their own deposit system, rebranded from eChecks to QuickDeposit. It is an incredibly user-friendly system with an acceptance rate of 100%.

The graphics employed by Full Tilt Poker are cutting edge; they definitely have one of the top looks in the business. And while there are certain aspects of their graphic interface, which can be a little wearing, such as the cartoon avatars, they are easily dealt with.

Full Tilt Poker’s points shop is top-of-the-line, and that, combined with a great selection of games and tales, a site dotted with pros to give users and authentic experience, and the opportunity to watch some truly excellent games at the marquee $500/$1,000 tables, makes Full Tilt Poker one of the best poker sites to go to if you want some action.

Full Tilt Poker has worked hard, as both their offerings and any online poker site ratings will show: as of August of 2010, real-money players show up to ring games during peak hours to the tune of about 10,000, while they show up to tournaments in numbers of around 70,000.

Promotions and Bonus Codes

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Exclusive Bonus code for PokerRating players: RATING100

Bonus Payouts: The clearing time for bonuses is 90 days, and it is released in chunks of either $20 or 10% of the initial deposit, depending on which is smaller.

Loyalty Programs

Playing in any qualifying raked real-money ring-game hand or real-money MTT or sit-and-go earns Full Tilt player points. For each $1 raked from a pot in a ring game, every player dealt cards gets one Full Tilt Point. Fractional points also count with a maximum of 3 points earned per hand. Full Tilt truly has some of the best poker offers.

Full Tilt Poker has such a high number of daily players that they offer daily promotions such as happy hours, Iron Man Challenges, and many others, including a large number of satellites to larger online and live events such as the WSOP, and WPT, to name a few.

The Full Tilt player points system offers some of the best online poker bonuses. Players earn points every time they play in a qualifying real-money, raked ring-game or real-money sit-and-go’s and multi-table tournaments. In ring games, every rake will earn on Full Tilt Point. Up to 3 points can be earned per hand on fractional points.

Players earn 7 Full Tilt Points for every dollar spent in fees in MTTs or SNGs, and there is no limit to points garnered per tournament. Bonus points will be directly transferred to your account (and at 2x or 3x the normal rate during Happy Hours), at which time you can use them to gain access to exclusive tournaments, the FTP store, and other goodies.

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Freerolls and Tournaments

Offering buy-ins from $1 to as high as $25,000+, Full Tilt Poker has an incredible number of tournaments. They are fast and the play is competitive, especially at the higher buy-ins, where some of the world’s upper echelon of players may be across from you at the final table.

Players wanting to test their skills at big guaranteed MTTs will find plenty of chances at Full Tilt with over $8 million in guaranteed events each week. It's also still one of the fastest-growing poker rooms adding more tournaments daily and players are sure to find an event they like.

Full Tilt Poker is one of the most famous poker rooms, growing faster than almost any other room in the industry. As such, every week more than $8 million in guaranteed events are offered.

Various poker site ratings have taken note of one of Full Tilt Poker’s features that is specific to their room, in terms of freerolls: they offer freerolls in all different games instead of only Texas Hold’em. Most of them are multi-table where the play is pretty loose. There are also plenty of tourneys where players buy-in with Full Tilt Points, and in addition to new ones being added to the table all the time, there are freerolls for entrance to larger events like the WSOP, EPT, WPT, and so on.

Graphics and Software

With savable and customizable table layout settings, different lobby views and widgets, easy multi-table play supporting up to 18 simultaneous tables, and a “time bank” that is used for quick and important decisions, Full Tilt Poker offers one of the best graphic interfaces in the online poker business.

Free and direct downloads of Full Tilt Poker are available.


During high-volume periods, support response times have been known to slow down a little, but in general, the staff are very good at what they do, both in terms of quick response and ability.

Withdrawal and Deposit Options

Deposit Options: Visa, QuickDeposit (formerly eChecks), MasterCard, Neteller, InstaDebit, Moneybookers, ClickandBuy, Webmoney, Click2Play, EntroPay and cash transfer.

Note: eChecks has been rebranded to QuickDeposit, but there will be no changes to your account if you already have one.

Withdrawal Options: Visa, InstaDebit, Click2Pay, Moneybookers, check and ClickandBuy