Launched in 2004, Full Tilt Poker is a great site to play poker online for real money. It really is a fantastic place for the serious and new poker player alike.
Although the online poker room no longer accepts US players it still attracts a loyal player base. As one of the largest online poker rooms, it has a great selection of tournaments, sit & gos and ring games and the play money games are just as busy and just as much fun as the real games. It’s also the very best place to play no limit texas hold’em. With more than 20,000 plus players logged on at peak times of the day the options for finding action in different online poker games are endless.
Full Tilt Poker has a great looking interface that makes you want to play for hours and hours. It's intuitive and easy to get to grips with even for first time users of their software platform. The Full Tilt Poker software is designed to work with PC and Macintosh systems.
Full Tilt Poker hosts a wide variety of poker variants that most online poker sites do no offer. The following games offered are: Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Seven Card Stud, Razz, Badugi, HORSE, Irish Poker, plus a few others. You’ll pretty much find every popular poker variant that can be played online here, including Full Tilt Poker’s fast fold poker game, which is called Rush Poker and available for both tournaments and at the cash tables. As soon as one hand is mucked a new hand starts at another table with different opponents.
There are different icons in the lobby to distinguish the different types of games, including full ring, 6-max, heads up games, cap and deep stack games. You can also find New to the Game tables for novice players, allowing new players to a poker variant to play against each other without having the sharks feeding on their new prey. Table stakes range from $.01/$0.02 all the way up to nosebleed stakes where you will find The Professionals at Full Tilt Poker (Tom Dwan, Viktor Blom, Gus Hansen) battling it out.
There's a wide variety of tournaments on Full Tilt. Scheduled tournaments start every few minutes and Full Tilt Poker’s lobby displays a chart of tourney types, each with its own icon which is also displayed next to the tournament. The tournament types are rebuy, deep stack, super stack, turbo, super turbo, knockout, shootout, rush, steps, plus a few more. The knockout tournaments allow you to win cash even if you don't make it down the the final payouts. The super turbo tourneys start with only 10 big blinds so they usually don’t last any longer then 15 minutes.
Deposit $600 with this online poker room and they will match this 100 percent with another $600. The 100% matched bonus applies to all first deposits up to a whopping $600. The first deposit bonus actually applies to your first three deposits made within a period of 60 days after creating a new account.
In addition, every game you play earns you full tilt points or FTP's. Each FTP can be used to purchase cash game tickets and tournament tokens to buy into SNGs and other tournament series hosted on the site. A nice addition to their list of promotions is Game of the Week where players get to earn double the normal FTP points and get to taste all the new poker game action. The Happy Hour tables also allow players to accumulate FTPs at a faster rate and they are designated with a smiley face in the games lobby.