Full Tilt Poker, after some thought, have decided to relaunch their elite loyalty status level, the Black Card. It totally disappeared when Tilt went offline post Black Friday, but putting a smile on those who used to enjoy the high end benefits, it's now back. Players who reach the Black Card level will be able to switch over their points to cash at full value which can amount up to 40% Rakeback. Rakeback hasn't been the most inviting feature in Tilt's armory since it's relaunch. Previously offering a flat 27%, the new Edge Rewards program gives players a max of 25% or equivalent and in comparison to other sites that's pretty low. However with the rebirth of Black Card things do get better.

Full Tilt VIP Amnesty

Going hand in hand with the roll out of Black Card is what Tilt are calling it's 'VIP Amnesty'. During the month of April any player wishing to switch over and start playing at Full Tilt will be given a special deal. Players can basically jump from their present room over to Tilt and take their points with them. They will enter the Tilt program at the same level as they were at with the competing room. Head of Marketing Sarne Lightman explains..."We understand that players have put many hours, weeks and sometimes months into earning their VIP status on other sites while unable to play on Full Tilt Poker,” adding that, “The amnesty will allow them to trial our Edge Rewards and Black Card programs at the equivalent level and see for themselves the superior benefits their play level offers at Full Tilt Poker.” Players will need to take a simple screenshot of the points they have and fire an email over to Tilt in what will no doubt cause a little bit of a stir in other rooms. Tilt hopes that this will help attract a few bigger players onto the site as recently according to Pokerscout they seem to have lost a few, moving down from second to fourth place in cash game rankings. In another new move Tilt are looking to sponsor a few players that play at their site and not just the whales either. They are looking for players based on performance in cash games, sit n go's and tournaments and 6 month contracts will be handed out. To renew the contract players will have to keep up the same level of performance to keep hold of their deals.