Full Tilt Poker

full tiltFull Tilt Poker used to be PokerStars’ main competitor, but they are now owned by the same company and Full Tilt Poker has lost its position as #2 in terms of cash game traffic. Full Tilt Poker is still a popular poker site though, and it regularly makes it into top-5 on PokerScouts’ list over the online poker rooms and poker networks with the most traffic to their cash game tables.

Examples of available poker games at Full Tilt Poker are Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hi, Omaha HiLo, Stud Hi, Stud HiLo, Draw Poker, Razz, 10-Game, HA and HORSE. 2-7 Triple Draw and Badugi do not have their own tables, but are included in some of the multi-game offerings.

Full Tilt Poker has a fast-poker variant called Rush Poker. Rush Poker is available as ring games and tournaments.

Poker tournaments

Full Tilt Poker has a large assortment of scheduled tournaments and Sit & Go’s (including S & G Steps and S & G Matrix), ranging from free rolls to high stakes. For tournaments with a large buy-in, satellites and qualifiers are usually available.

Examples of available tournament formats in this poker room are shootout, knockout bounty, turbo, super turbo, add-on, rebuy, multi entry, double chance, triple chance, double stack, super stack and cashout. During the weekends, Full Tilt Poker has tournaments with very large guaranteed prize pots.

A novel Full Tilt Poker feature is the late registration option, where you can buy in to a tournament after it has already started.


Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) is an online poker series established in 2006. It is held roughly every third month at Full Tilt Poker. FTOPS consists of a large assortment of tournaments. Many different poker variants will be represented, including Texas Hold’em, Omaha, 7 Card Stud, Razz, and more. Also, many different tournament formats are featured, such as short-handed, knock out bounty, shootout, cashout, heads-up, etc.

FTOPS has a number of ongoing challenges where you get rewarded for accomplishing certain tasks during FTOPS, such as winning 30 hands without showdown or getting to the money in more than 16 events.

One month after FTOPS, a the MiniFTOPS takes place. MiniFTOPS has the same events as FTOPS, but with considerably smaller buy-ins.

Poker software

full tilt pokerThe poker software is user-friendly and hassle free. A downloadable poker client is available for Windows and Mac OS.


At the time of writing, Full Tilt Poker is listed as number five on PokerScout’s lists over poker rooms and poker networks with the most traffic to their cash tables. The four spots above Full Tilt Poker are occupied by PokerStars (top spot), 888 Poker (2nd spot), Bodog (3rd spot) and iPoker (4th spot). Examples of well known poker rooms and networks with less cash game traffic than Full Tilt Poker are PartyPoker, Adjarbet and MPN (formerly Microgaming Poker Network).

Before Full Tilt Poker was closed down temporarily in 2011, it was known as a poker room with highly skilled mid-level players. A lot of professional and semi-professional poker players could be found here. When Full Tilt Poker was resurrected in 2012, a lot of these players were gone and did not return to their former hunting grounds.

Perks & Special offers

  • Complete your registration to receive a free welcome bonus worth $10. The bonus consists of two Rush Poker tickets worth $2 each + six Jackpot Sit & Go tickets worth $1 each.You do not need to make any deposit to get these welcome gifts.
  • You get a 100% match bonus on your first deposit, up to a maximum of $600.
  • The Full Tilt Poker recruitment bonus is $155 per recruited player. The person you recruit gets a special welcome bonus + two Step 1 Tournament Tickets.
  • Full Tilt Poker has a loyalty program. Collect loyalty points and use them to buy into tournaments.

Additional info about Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker premiered in 2004. During several years, it was the second largest online poker room the world (only PokerStars had more traffic). In 2011, Full Tilt Poker got into legal and financial troubles and lost its Alderney gambling license. The site was closed down, and wasn’t resurrected until Full Tilt Poker was purchased by PokerStars. When PokerStars relaunched Full Tilt Poker in 2012, it was with an Isle of Man gambling license and the poker servers were placed on Isle of Man.

Since 2014, PokerStars (and therefore also Full Tilt Poker) is owned by the Canadian gambling giant Amaya Gaming Group.

Examples of transaction methods that are accepted by Full Tilt Poker are VISA, MasterCard, Neteller, Skrill (Moneybookers) and Entropay. It is also easy to move funds between a PokerStars account and a Full Tilt Poker account.

The Full Tilt Poker support can only be contacted through email. The address is support@fulltiltpoker.com. The support staff speaks English.