Black Card Returns to Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt Poker’s Black Card has returned and it is bigger and better value than ever before. The Black Card rewards Full Tilt Poker’s most loyal players with fantastic bonuses and sponsorship opportunities.
The Black Card is the highest tier of Full Tilt Poker’s Edge Rewards system and could prove to be one of the best valued schemes in online poker history. Players who top each Black Card leaderboard at the end of a qualifying period will be awarded with a six-month Full Tilt Poker Black Card Pro sponsorship contract that sees them receive 100% cashback on all play at Full Tilt Poker and either $20,000 in FTOPS and MiniFTOPS buy-ins or a clearable Full Tilt Points bonus worth $20,000!
Also, Black Card members can convert points directly to cash at a rate of $1 for every 200 Full Tilt Points in addition to receiving all the usual benefits of the Diamond level of the Edge Rewards scheme.
Every Full Tilt Poker Tournament has a Guaranteed Prize Pool
Full Tilt Poker has completely revamped its tournament schedule and has taken the unprecedented step of placing guarantees on the prize pools of every single tournament in its lobby.
The new tournament schedule went live on Feb. 25 and features a very diverse range of tournaments, including 28-30 Rush tournaments, 15-20 multi-entry tournaments, 10-15 re-entry tournaments, and five-to-eight multi-chance tournament per day.
Full Tilt Poker also promises to host at least one guaranteed tournament every ten minutes and up to 225 guaranteed cash tournaments every single day. During March 2013 alone, there will be at least $25,000,000 in tournament prize pools.
Full Tilt Poker is rapidly becoming the number one site to play online poker tournaments at, and you don't want to miss out on the action.
Full Tilt Poker Launches EU Site
In February 2013, Full Tilt Poker launched FullTiltPoker.EU, a sister site to Full Tilt Poker that is regulated in Malta. As of March 1, 2013, players from Finland, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Sweden have all been migrated to the .EU site, and all of their winnings are now tax free.
Those players who play on the .EU site will share the exact same traffic as the .com, site so there will be no notable differences whatsoever. However, players on the .EU site will be able to take advantage of certain tax benefits, as in some EU countries winnings from online poker sites based within the European Economic Area (EAA) – which Malta is part of – are tax free.
Players from the aforementioned countries will have to agree to new terms and conditions and download new software when prompted by the site, but no other steps are required and the playing experience will remain completely unchanged.
Full Tilt Poker Review
Full Tilt Poker is one of the largest online poker sites in the industry today, ranking second for cash game traffic by PokerScout.com. Now owned by the Rational Group — the company behind the world's largest online poker site, PokerStars — Full Tilt Poker is one of the safest, exciting, and rewarding online poker sites available.
Full Tilt Poker boasts significant cash game figures, with an average over more than 9,000 cash game players online during peak hours. These players can be found at a variety of games, including Texas Hold'em, Pot Limit Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, Razz, and of course, the Rush Poker tables; the original "fast-fold" poker game.
It's not only the cash games that are highly popular on Full Tilt Poker, multi-table tournaments are also very well populated. Full Tilt Poker runs these tournaments 24 hours per day, 365 days per year and awards millions of dollars to their players each and every week.
Massive First Deposit Welcome Package
One of the many reasons Full Tilt Poker is so popular is its substantial first deposit welcome package. New customers who sign up to Full Tilt Poker via PokerNews can help themselves to a 100% match up to $600 first-deposit bonus.
What makes this bonus very appealing is players can claim it in three chunks if they so wish. Simply complete up to three deposits within 60 days, and Full Tilt Poker will match each deposit with a 100% bonus. This bonus then clears at a rate of $1 per 25 Full Tilt Points; with the bonus being released in chunks of 10% of the initial deposit amount or $20, whichever is smaller.
You have four months to release the full bonus amount.
In addition to the 100% match up to $600 first-deposit bonus, new customers also gain access to $50,000 worth of freerolls. Make your first deposit at Full Tilt Poker, and 10 free tickets to the $50K First Deposit Freerolls Series will be placed into your account.
Compete against fellow first-time depositors each Sunday at 06:00ET and 14:30ET in a $5,000 freeroll and see how much you can win.
Limits and Rake
Full Tilt Poker has a range of limits to suit all levels. No-limit Texas hold'em starts at $0.01/$0.02 and extends through to $400/$800, as does pot-limit Omaha. Omaha high/low can be played for stakes between $0.01/$0.02 and $2,000/$4,000, while seven-card stud and seven-card stud high/low extend through to $1,000/$2,000. Razz begins at $0.05/$0.10 and tops out at $1,000/$2,000.
For $0.25/$0.50 games, the rake is very competitive, capped at only $0.50. The rake at Full Tilt Poker is determined by the number of players participating in a hand, the limit level and type of game being played. At the lower limits, the rake is often capped at $0.50 or $1, however, it can extend through to $3. In general, the rake is 5% of the pot and never exceeds $3. Full Tilt Poker also enforces a "no flop-no drop" policy.
Every poker player dreams of playing for the highest stakes where vast sums of money are won and lost on the turn of a card. Players also love to watch the best of the best battle it out at the virtual felt, and Full Tilt Poker has some of the best players on the planet on their squad.
Dubbed "The Professionals," the cream of the crop are Full Tilt Poker sponsored pros. At time of writing, there are only three players in this elite group: Tom Dwan, Viktor Blom and Gus Hansen. This trio plays the highest stakes available and generates some crazy action. Watch out for them on the felt!
Edge Rewards Loyalty Scheme
Full Tilt Poker rewards its loyal customers with a fantastic VIP Scheme called Edge Rewards. There are five status levels in Edge Rewards: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Each level awards a number of benefits that increase as players reach move up status levels.
Benefits include daily and weekly freerolls and cash payments of up to $2.50 per 100 Full Tilt Points earned. Points earned reaching the various Edge Rewards statuses can also be used to purchase a plethora of products in the lavish Full Tilt Poker store.
Software and Extra Features
The Full Tilt Poker software is one of the best in the business and the company is always improving the features available to its customers. Some of the features include:
- Hand History — Check back on up to the last 50 hands you played with this feature.
- Notes — Simple to use and quickly accessed, the notes at Full Tilt Poker will be very useful for most players.
- Statistics — In an easy-to-read percentage format, the stats at Full Tilt Poker are detailed and quickly available.
- Find a Player — Join a table with friends or go heads up with your favorite opponent.
- Numerous Table View — Choose between "racetrack" and "classic" view, with or without avatars.
- Auto Top-Up — Allow the software to automatically top up your stack during cash games.
- Fully customizable lobby — Tweak the easy-to-navigate lobby so you only see the games you are interested in.
Full Tilt Poker has a number of support emails available depending on one's specific problem. Queries are answered promptly and accurately. The website also contains a wealth of troubleshooting information and FAQs.