Overview of Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt Poker was launched in June of 2004. Although many online poker rooms have professional poker players who play at their tables on a regular basis, Full Tilt Poker was actually launched with help from a team of professional poker players. Andy Bloch, Chris Ferguson, Jennifer Harman, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer and Mike Matusow were the team who helped launch Full Tilt Poker.
In addition to these pros (who all play at the site on a regular basis), other pros who play at Full Tilt Poker on a regular basis include Patrik Antonius, Allen Cunningham, Phil Gordon, Gus Hansen, John Juanda, Erick Lindgren and Erik Siedel.
Unlike many other online poker rooms, Full Tilt Poker still welcomes players from the United States to become members.
Because they allow players from the US and have so many professionals who play at the site on a regular basis, Full Tilt Poker is the Internet’s second largest poker room. At the time this review was written, there were over 95,000 players online playing at over 25,000 tables.
First Deposit Bonus
When you become a member of Full Tilt Poker, you can take advantage of their 100% First Deposit Bonus. While most online poker rooms offer a 100% First Deposit Bonus, Full Tilt’s is special because they will match up to $600, which means that you can start with $1200 in your account before you ever sit down at a Full Tilt table.
Full Tilt Poker offers over a dozen different promotions at any given time. These promotions range from Happy Hour (earn Full Tilt Points up to 3x faster) to Bust-Out Bounties (win extra money for knocking a pro out of a tournament) to Refer-A-Friend (adds $100 to your account for every friend you refer to Full Tilt Poker).
Software & Graphics
Full Tilt Poker’s software is compatible with both Windows and Mac computers.
Highlights of Full Tilt’s software include new Lobby Views (which make it easier than ever to find the games you want to play), the ability to choose your own avatar (or to turn off avatars completely) and a variety of chat options that allow you to customize your communication experience.
Full Tilt offers two versions of their online poker room. Real money games can be found at FullTiltPoker.com, while their play money games are available at FullTiltPoker.net.
For the real money and play money sites, Full Tilt offers its members 7-Game Poker, HA (Hold’em and Omaha), H.O.R.S.E, HOSE Omaha High, Omaha Hi-Lo, Razz, Seven Card Stud, Stud-Hi-Lo and Texas hold’em.
In addition to their extensive FAQ, Full Tilt Poker offers 24/7 Customer Support through email. They have over a dozen different email addresses to handle specific issues, ranging from deposit or withdrawal questions (cashier@fulltiltpoker(.)com) to account information questions (accountinfo@fulltiltpoker(.)com).
To protect its members, if you are asking a specific question about your account, Full Tilt Poker requires that you email them from the address that you used when you signed up as a member.