Full Tilt Poker Review

At a glance

Good Points: Great software available for PC or Mac users, the chance to play with pros and an awesome welcome bonus.

Things To Improve: We'd like to be able to see where the players we are up against are located.

Bottom Line: A highly recommended place to play online poker and learn from pro players, especially if you are an Apple Mac user.



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Full Tilt Poker History

Full Tilt Poker has been in business since 2004 and are endorsed by many of the world's top poker pros, who also played a role in developing the software.

They grew very quickly to become one of the world's largest and most respected online poker rooms. They have recently become more appealing to European players by adding more languages to their website and signing poker pro Gus Hansen as their main European representative.

Room Overview


Promotions: 5
Deposit Bonuses: 4.5
Available Games: 4.5
Software Features: 4.5
Accepted Players: 5
Tournaments: 4.5
Player Rewards: 4.5
Deposit & Cashout Options: 4.5
Support: 4
Management & Integrity: 4
Overall: 4.5

Full Tilt Poker Promotions; 5

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The Full Tilt Poker promotions are amongst the most fun promotions on the internet. Every month there is something new to play for on the site, from live tournament packages to custom avatars and big money prizes as a part of their regular 'Online Poker Series' championships.

With the modern feel of the software and their ongoing promotions, it is one of the most fun places to play and learn online.

Full Tilt Poker Bonuses · 4.5

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Full Tilt Poker is offering OnlineGambling.com visitors one of the largest first deposit bonues available online - 100% up to $600. It is paid in increments of $5 as you play ring games and tournaments to earn full tilt points.

To take advantage of this generous Full Tilt Poker first deposit bonus, use bonus code ONLINEGAMBLING.

Full Tilt Poker Available Games · 4.5

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Full Tilt has many difefrent online poker games available. They are unique in offering some mixed games not found anywhere else, like Holdem/Omaha. (HO)

Texas Holdem, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Stud, 7 Stud Hi/Lo, Razz HO, HA, HOSE and HORSE are also available.

Full Tilt Poker Software Features · 4.5

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The Full Tilt Poker software is probably the best looking online poker software available. It's tables feature cartoon player avatars and you are able to choose from multiple table backgrounds and table views when you play.

There's nothing bad we can say about the software's functionality and in our experience the software always runs smoothly. With the pro players they have on board to help with software design, you can expect everything to work as an experienced poker player likes it to work.

Their Apple Mac software is the best online poker option available for Mac users. It is the only poker room that we know of that has developed a poker client exclusively for Apple Mac poker players - and it is excellent - our #1 rated online poker software for Macs.

Full Tilt Poker Accepted Players · 5

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Full Tilt Poker accepts players from all over the world and offers their website and support in English, Chinese, Dansk, Español, Français, Greek, Italiano, Japanese, Nederlands, Norsk, Polski, Russian, Suomi, Svenska, Turkish and Português.

They are the one of the world's largest poker sites, with thousands of players online concurrently. You'll never have trouble finding a game to play at Full Tilt.

Full Tilt Poker Tournaments · 4.5

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Full Tilt Poker hosts some of the biggest poker tournaments available online. Their '100 Seat Guarantee' promotion is a good one, with them guaranteeing 100 seats to the World Series main event via the one big satellite tournament at a cost of $1.2 million each of the past two years. It looks like being a tradition that will continue.

Every Sunday, there is a large guaranteed tournament and there are satellites available to other big online and live tournaments running regulalry. Their satellite structure is actually the easiest to understand of any online poker room because the software shows satellite tournament options very clearly in the lobby of all large tournaments. They've done a great job of color coding the tournaments too, so you can always find the satellite you need to play in order to qualify for your big tournament of choice.

Full Tilt Poker Player Rewards · 4.5

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Full Tilt Poker has a rewards program where can you earn some pretty cool gear, or even get a customised Full Tilt Poker cartoon avatar of yourself made for use at the tables. Full Tilt Points are earned through your ring game and tournament play, and can be used to buy into certain satellite tournaments and other promotions. Full Tilt definitely looks after their players with good opportunities to be rewarded for their loyalty to the site.

For the 2007 Aussie Millions tournament in Australia, they took great care in arranging for all players to take the same flight and even had a special check in counter at the departing airport. Golf days and other events were also held in Melbourne, exclusively for Full Tilt players and pros.

Full Tilt Poker Deposit & Cashout Options · 4.5

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Full Tilt Poker accepts Visa, Mastercard, NETeller, Click2Pay, Moneybookers, Epassporte, paysafecard, Instant eChecks, online bank transfers and cashouts are also available by cheque.

Full Tilt Poker Support · 4

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Many very specfic support email addresses are offered on the Full Tilt Poker website. The default support address is [email protected], but you are probably better off sending questions to a specific department.

Phone support and live chat is not currently offered, but the quality of their email support still earns them a 4/5 rating.

Full Tilt Poker Management & Integrity · 4

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Full Tilt Poker is licensed in Kahnawake, Canada and has offices in Europe. We've briefly met some of the Full Tilt Poker staff and pro players and they are esteemed ambassadors for both online and live poker.

They have a great reputation, but seeing as they we do not know them personally and it is a privately held company using their own software, we can only give them 4/5 in this category.

Full Tilt Poker Things to Improve

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We'd like to be able to see where all the players are from at the table. With the lack of tells available in online poker, it's a big help to know what time of day it is where the other players are located, and even what type of players they could be. Plus it's also a security issue. You know not to play a sit & go if every other player at the table is from the same tiny eastern European city...

It'd also be good to see some draw poker games available.

Full Tilt Poker Overall Rating · 4.7

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Full Tilt Poker is our #2 recommended online poker room, and is a great place to learn, chat and play with pro poker players. Their promotions and welcome bonus make Full Tilt a site that every online poker player should try. They're our #1 recommended room for Apple Mac users.


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