Full tilt poker review - Online poker


Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker online started in June 2004 when a group of poker pros got together to compete in the fast growing world of online poker. Today Full Tilt Poker is the 2nd largest online poker room in the world.

Full Tilt Poker was started by poker professionals Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey, Andy Bloch, Mike Matusow, Jennifer Harman and Chris Ferguson among others. Today other professionals are also sponsored by Team Full Tilt including notable names such as: Josh Arieh, Scott Fischman, Huckleberry Seed, Eli Elezra, and Kenny Tran among others. Full Tilt poker boasts the largest collection of sponsored professionals and their logo 'Learn, Chat and Play with the Pros' is a large part of their marketing strategy.

There is a large variety of games on Full Tilt Poker both of the cash game and tournament variety. Players can choose from both limit and no-limit games with stakes ranging from $0.01/$0.02 blinds all the way to $2000/$4000 blinds. Games included Texas Holdem, Omaha, and Omaha 8 or Better (a.k.a. Omaha hi/lo), Razz, Stud, Stud 8 or Better, and mixed games such as HORSE. There is also the option of short tables (tables with only 6 players instead of the usual nine) as well as heads-up tournaments where the winner takes all.

Unlike most online poker rooms, Full Tilt Poker doesn't use the classic 'bonus code' system. Instead, Full Tilt Poker matches a new player's first deposit up to $600. With each pot a player enters in a ring game or tournament, Full Tilt Poker distributes 'points'. Once a player earns 10% of their origional deposit in points, they can redeem these points for cash. Also the points can be used for other things such as Full Tilt Poker gear or free entry into other online tournaments on the Full Tilt Poker site.

Of course, there are a few bonus codes. Like most sites online poker sites, Full Tilt Poker uses an affiliate program where people can put a link on their webpage for Full Tilt Poker. Entering this code when you sign up could entitle both you and the person/place you got the code from to money in the form of other bonuses.

The interface is easy to use and clear. A player can choose from a wide variety of avatars to match their personality (or throw their opponent off). Card and table colors and pattern can be changed to either fit a player's mood or to make the screen easier to see. Full Tilt Poker is very accomidating when it comes to making their players happy.

The best thing about Full Tilt Poker...and the thing that sets them apart from other rooms...is the staff. As mentioned above, no other online poker room has more professional player endorsements anywhere in the world. You never know who is going to show up to play. Also, the professional play in a variety of games, not just Texas Hold-Em. Even if you don't have the bankroll to play at the stakes a professional is playing at, you can simply click into the room and watch. It's a great way to learn the tricks of the trade and maybe interact with a poker pro.

To sumarize, Full Tilt Poker is the second largest online poker room in the world. It boasts the most professionals playing on one site. Full Tilt Poker has one of the few 100% bonuses in the business. It's easy to use, has a wide variety of games and limits, and is a great place to 'learn, chat, and play with the pros'. No wonder Full Tilt Poker is one of the most popular online poker rooms out there today.