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Full Tilt Poker Review

URL: www.fulltiltpoker.com
Founded: 2004
Based: Ireland
Registered owner: Full Tilt Poker
Licensed (1): Alderney
Licensed (2): Kahnawake, Canada
Network: Not part of any network
Software verified by: Cigial & Technical Systems Testing (TST)
Accepts US players: Yes
Supported languages: 20
Official forums: pokerforums.fulltiltpoker.com
Support: Email (within 1-24 hours)

Total Score: 8.1/10

Player activity: 9/10
Promotions: 7/10
Game selection: 9/10
Software: 8/10
Cash games: 10/10
Tournaments: 8/10
Support: 6/10

The Good Smile
Incredible high stakes action
Plenty of activity around the clock
Excellent cash game standards
Chance to play against famous pros

The Bad Cry
High tournament fees on low buy-ins
Customer support is slow to respond

First Deposit bonus: 100% up to $600

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Promotions


First Deposit Bonus: 100% up to 600
Bonus ratio: $0.42 bonus per $1 fee/rake
Bonus release: 10% of deposit
Time limit: 120 days

General promotions
Reload Bonus: Not at the moment of writing
Rakeback: Yes, max in the 30% range
Freerolls: Over 500 monthly freerolls with a combined prize pool of $60,000
GTD tournaments: Over $33 million in guaranteeds every month + main events
Satellites to live events: Yes

Races/Leaderboards
Monthly Sit N Go leaderboards where top 100 win buy-ins to new Sit N Go tournaments
Monthly multi-table tournament leader board with $1000 1st prize, $500 2nd prize and satellite & freeroll entries for remaining top 200

VIP Program
Point system: Full Tilt Points (7 FTPs per $1 fee/rake)
VIP store (spend FTPs): Tournament entries, electonics, apparel etc

Poker Games

Standard
Texas Holdem
Omaha
Omaha Hi/Low
7 Card Stud
7 Card Stud Hi/Low
Razz

Mixed
HORSE
HOSE
HA
HOE
OE
HEROS
7-Game Mix
Mixed Holdem
Mixed Omaha Hi/Low


Software

General
Developer: Internally developed by the subsidiary TiltWare LLC
Network: Not part of any network
Compatibility: Windows / Mac OS
Client size: 61.7 MB
Flash client for browser play: No
Encryption: SSLv3/TLSv1
Random number generator: TRNG
Verified by: Cigial & Technical Systems Testing (TST)

Lobby
Signup process integrated: Yes
Cashier screen integrated: Yes
Live chat support: No
Change language: Yes

Search
Search for player: Yes
Buddy list: Yes
Hide from player search: No
Bookmark feature for tables/tournaments: Yes

Table
Seat preference: Yes
Max concurrent tables: 18
Increased time bank when multi-tabling: No
Option to show/hide lobby when opening tables: Yes
Option to keep current table in focus until you have acted: Yes
Custom table size: Yes
Save custom table layout: Yes
Remember table positioning: No
Predefined table sizes: Only 1
Fullscreen mode: No
Set all tables to predefined size: Yes
Cascade tables: Yes
Tile tables: Yes

Analysis
Hand history: Yes
Tournament history: Yes
Replay hand (recording): Yes
Take notes on players: Yes
Chat with players: Yes

Aesthetics
3D graphics: No
Four color deck option: Yes
Change table theme: Yes
Create table theme: Purchasable VIP feature
Change card theme: Yes
Change avatar: Yes
Custom avatar (global): Purchasable VIP feature
Remove avatars: Yes
Switch off animations/sounds: Yes


Cash Games

General features
1on1 (Heads-up): Yes
Standard seats: 2, 5, 6, 8 or 9
No-flop, no-drop? (No rake if hand ends pre-flop): Yes
Rake: 5%
Rake cap: $3
Disconnect protection: No

Time banks
Fixed limit: 25 seconds
No limit/pot limit: 35 seconds
Extra time: Depends on how long you have been seated
Disconnect time bank: 90 seconds per 24 hours

No Limit Holdem stakes    
Fullring (9 seats): $0.01/$0.02 - $500/$1000
6-max (6 seats): $0.01/$0.02 - $500/$1000
Heads-up (2 seats): $0.25/$0.50 - $500/$1000

Fixed Limit Holdem stakes
Fullring (9 seats): $0.05/$0.10 - $1000/$2000
6-max (6 seats): $0.05/$0.10 - $1000/$2000
Heads-up (2 seats): $1/$2 - $2000/$4000

Lobby info     
Players per flop: Yes
Average pot: Yes
Hands per hour: Yes


Tournaments

Special features
$8 million guaranteed weekly prize pool
Monthly $1,000,000 Guarantee tournament
Weekly $200K Double Deuce with a $20+2 buy-in and a guaranteed first prize of at least $30,000
Plenty of Shootouts
Bust-Out Bounties where you get your buy-in back (excluding entry fee) up to $200 if you knock out a "red" pro from the tournament
Sit and Go Matrix where you play the same players on four different tables at the same time
Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) 3-4 times per year with 25 events and a combined guaranteed prize pool of $16 million + miniFTOPS with 25 events and $4 million guaranteed

Leaderboards
Monthly MTT leaderboard where top 200 get paid; winner gets $1000, 2nd place $500 and 3-100 get satellite tokens. 1-200 wins entry to monthly Winner's Choice Freeroll tournament
Monthly Sit and Go low limit (less than $24+2) leaderboard where top 100 win buy-ins to Sit and Go tournaments.
Monthly Sit and Go high limit (more than $24+2) leader board where top 100 win buy-ins to Sit and Go tournaments.

Hosted main events
Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) - $20 million guaranteed (3-4 times per year)
WPT Cyprus Classic - Around $2 prize pool

Title sponsored tours
Full Tilt Poker Series Espana

Hosted exclusive televised live events
Poker Million
Late Night Poker

Satellites to external events
World Series of Poker (WSOP)
English Poker Open

General tournament features
Disconnect protection: No
Disconnect time bank: 90 seconds per 24 hours
Final table deals allowed: Yes
Standard time bank: 25 seconds
Refreshment time bank: Progressive
1on1 (Heads-up): Yes
Private tournaments: Available to VIP and affiliates

Tournament info     
Payout displayed before tournament: Yes
Number of entrants displayed: Yes
Blind time remaining: Yes - lobby
View own position: Yes - lobby
All players position: Yes
Exiting players displayed: Yes

Multi Table Tournaments (MTT)    
Standard starting stack: 1500
Standard blind increments: 10 minutes
Buy-in fee: 10% at average
Standard seats: 9

Freerolls
Over 500 freerolls every month
Total monthly freeroll prize pool of $60,000
VIP freerolls with FTPs buy-in
Nationality exclusive freerolls
$100 NL Holdem freerolls every 3 hours

Satellites      
Standard starting stack: 1500
Standard blind increments: 10 minutes
Entry fee: 10% at average
Standard seats: 6 or 9

Sit and Go (single table)
Fullring buy-in (9 seats): $1+$0.25 - $5500+$200
Heads-up buy-in (2 seats): $2+$0.15 - $5500+$100
Entry fee: 3.6-25%
Standard starting stack: 1500
Standard blind increments: 6 minutes
Turbo: 3 minutes
Standard seats: 2 or 9

Sit and Go Matrix
Description: In the Matrix you play 4 SNGs simultaneously against the same players. Earn points/prizes by winning or alternatively outlasting others.
Buy-in: $1+$0.25 - $2100+$90