Update - Full Tilt Poker are currently offering a free $10.30 bonus simply for signing up and downloading the poker software. Sign up now and get the free cash and on your first deposit get a 100% bonus and 10 tickets to the $50,000 first deposit freeroll series. The $10.30 free cash is split into ring game tickets, sit and go tickets and scheduled tournaments entry tickets. New players can also enjoy the brand new, 'New to the Game' tables where you play against players of similar experience. Get signed up now!
We all know the story of Full Tilt Poker, launched back in 2004 and constantly at number two on Poker Scout behind Poker Stars. With some of the most innovative software and promotions it was no wonder that players flocked to the site giving it a great reputation. It was endorsed by some of the worlds best players, offered mega guaranteed tourneys and some of the biggest cash games you could ever see. Then along came Black Friday and the DoJ closed down more than just a few poker rooms, and sadly Tilt was one of them. Along with the closing down of the site, all players funds were frozen and to be honest everyone thought that it was all over for Tilt and the players cash. Poker Stars on the other hand had done a deal with the DoJ and paid its' dues and in a strange twist of fate bought Full Tilt, paid it's players and promised to re-open Tilts virtual doors as soon as they could. That day came, the 6th of November 2012 and within 24 hours Tilt had gone straight back to number two in the rankings.
The Current Landscape
The current situation is as simple is this. If you are from a country where it is legal to play online poker you can sign up and play at Full Tilt, and what's more if you download the client now you will get $10.30 real cash directly into you account absolutely free. This free cash allows you to check out the awesome Full Tilt software and the action that's to be found at the tables. If you are from a prohibited country your funds will be there and you may withdraw them. For US players this may be more of an elongated process due to the fact that the DoJ hold these funds and is currently working on a way to get them back to the players. US players may use the software for fun money but no real money games are permitted at the moment.
Full Tilt Now!
In all honesty not much has changed, with the great solid software still in place and all of the features that players knew and loved about Tilt can all be found. The one big change is with the rewards program, as gone are Black Card, Iron Man and affiliate paid rakeback and in comes 25% weekly cash back. Talk on the forums is very positive about this change and a Tilt spokesman said that it was done to simplify things. A huge boost for Tilt is that the man himself Gus Hansen is back on board as an ambassador along with Tom Dwan and Viktor Blom and there is sure to be more on the way. There are also many great promotions at Full Tilt Poker, some old favorites and a few new ones to boot. On offer you will find Freeroll Poker Tournaments, Big Money Sundays, 500k GTD, The 1K Monday, The Sunday Brawl, Happy Hours, Refer a Friend and many more which will be constantly changing. Now that Tilt is out of the water and has the backing of Poker Stars you can expect big things from this exciting innovative room, the fact that it is back is great so lets see what they throw our way this time around.
Enjoy Full Tilt Casino with the Same Account
As well as being able to get your fill of the fun on the virtual felt, you may now also enjoy the superb Full Tilt Casino, a great flash and mobile casino that provides a world of cool blackjack and roulette action along with a heap of slots. Powered by many of the world's best slots development companies, Full Tilt Casino is packed full of fun, and maybe worth checking out when you need a break from the poker tables! You'll find special Full Tilt casino bonuses that have no effect on your poker bonuses or points, and there's also a very cool live dealer casino too, with live streamed games directly to your PC. Possibly not one for the poker purists however there are many players that'll enjoy mixing up the table games and slots action with their poker action, in what is a nice addition to the overall Full Tilt offering.