Updated In May, 2013 - Fulltilt Poker does not accept Americans and they have not earned my trust back. I have listed the best online poker sites for US players in 2013 below. These three US poker rooms are the largest and they all pay within 48 hours for money transfers or 7 days for checks.
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Updated In May, 2013 - In 2013 Full Tilt Poker is a thriving poker community that is home to US players. This US poker room comes loaded with features that you won't find at any other room. Full Tilt is around half the size of Poker Stars in 2013 but with average peak traffic ranging from 100,000 to 150,000 they are not to be mistaken for anything less than the internet's 2nd largest poker room and our 3rd ranks poker room for U.S. players. Full Tilt Poker has seen seen about a 5% increase in traffic during the last 6 months and Pokerstars has not gained any, possibly even losing a fraction of a percent. At this rate Full Tilt may catch up to Pokerstars within 18 months. The reasons for Fulltilt Poker's huge jump in popularity are many. Here is a list of some of the special features found at Full Tilt. The ones in bold red text and features that were added in 2010 and are mostly responsible for their incredible growth spurt. The Full Tilt Poker no deposit bonus can be found by reading this 2013 Full Tilt Poker review, which covers the new Fulltilt now that Pokerstars has bought them.
Cardschat.com is currently offering a special Fulltilt Poker bonus that enables new players to receive the largest first deposit bonus and play in private freerolls. The easiest way to find information about these freerolls at Full Tilt Poker is to join the Cardschat poker forum. It is a great place to meet other people that play real money online poker at Fulltiltpoker.com.
I obviously cannot list every single new and existing feature that makes Fulltilt Poker one of the best, if not they best online poker room. I will go into more detail on each of the new features that are highlighted in bold red text. These are just the newest additions to Full Tilt Poker's award winning poker room.
Fulltilt Poker offers an average sized first deposit bonus but it is much easier to clear than most others. The bonus listed on this web site is an exclusive bonus so you will need to carefully follow our steps to claim it but first let's take a look at the actual bonus package.
Our exclusive bonus at Full Tilt Poker only requires you to do two things. The first one is to click on one of the links found on this site to visit Full Tilt Poker. The second and most important is entering our Fulltilt Poker promo code BONUSSTUD when you signup. As you can see in the image to the right the referral code is actually optional. By entering our code you will be declining the standard bonus and accepting our exclusive bonus which includes both the $600 bonus and the ticket to the $100,000 freeroll. This code needs to be entered during the signup process, not the deposit process. It's really that simple!
One of the major reasons for Fulltilt's growing popularity is their patented Rush Poker format. It is not a new game really, just a very exciting a fast paced way to play existing games. What is the more tedious aspect of playing poker online? Waiting for the action to come to you when you have a crappy hand that you are planning on folding anyway? Waiting for a hand to play out when you are not even in the hand? Just these two examples account for about 75% of a poker players time at a table. What Rush Poker does is eliminate these time wasting and boring aspects of poker. Here are the basics of Rush Poker.
Let's say you get dealt 3♦-8♣, obviously you are going to fold this. It doesn't matter which position you are in or if the action is on you. You can instantly fold by hitting the "QuickFold" button and be transferred to another table and get a new starting hand. This new table will have totally new players in it. In this way you can play 300%-400% more hands per hour and you won't feel rushed at all. The blinds are random to make everything fair and balanced. With Rush Poker you are basically joining a pool of players. The average number of hands/hour is around 300-350. You will have to make some adjustments to your starting hand strategy but you'll pick that up in no time. Around 25% of all the real money action at Full Tilt can be found at the Rush Poker tables. the Rush format is available for fixed and no limit Texas Hold'em, PL Omaha and PL Omaha HL. They also have Rush Poker tournaments and sitngos. If you are feeling really adventurous try playing a Super Turbo Rush Poker tournament!
Toward the end of 2010 Full Tilt Poker upgraded their software. When the first players logged into this new poker client they were shocked by the unprecedented number of poker games available. Pokerstars had long held the title for the most games but that ended with Fulltilt's latest software upgrade. Here is a list of the games available at Full Tilt Poker. I have marked the new card games with bold red text.
WOW...That is a lot of games!
You can play most of these games in FL , PL and NL formats. It won't be long until most are available in Rush Poker format as well. No other poker room even comes close to offering this kid of variety. Traffic levels at all of the Draw poker games are on the rise. 10-Game is the most popular mixed poker game at Full Tilt Poker and is the most complex available online. The action for any of these new games is absolutely ridiculous. Anyone even remotely skilled in one of the games should have no trouble winning money on a regular basis.
Full Tilt Poker has always been lacking in the VIP program department. They have remedied this shortcoming by introducing The Blackcard. It is actually a card you will receive in the mail and comes with a boatload of benefits. The main benefit of being a Black card holder is earning 2X the FTP Points. The new Blackcard Store rivals that of their arch-nemesis Pokerstars. To become a Blackcard member you will simply need to maintain a 500 FTP Point per day average. That doesn't mean you have to play every day though. I usually play once or twice a week, averaging around 4,000 FTP Points per session.
This means that my daily average for a month would be 30,000, exactly what you need per month to become a Blackcard member. If you fall short of the requirement you will have have 50 days to bring it back up. Even micro-small stakes players are able to maintain a 500/day average pretty easily. What are you going to do with all of those points those, since you will be earning double points 24/7? The new Blackcard Store offers just about every item imaginable. You will also be able to play in special Blackcard Only freerolls.
Fulltilt Poker offers plenty of U.S. friendly deposit options including instant e-checks. Credit cards work fine as well 99% of the time. Full Tilt Poker is better known for their super-fast cashouts. Processing times for e-check cashouts at FTP range from 24-36 hours. That is from the time you hit submit to the time it is in your bank. Bank wire take 12-48 hours and are the most reliable withdrawal method at Full Tilt. International players have around 20-30 deposit/cashout options including Skrill, a popular new e-wallet.
Support hasn't changed much at Full Tilt Poker in several years. Email support is the main means to get in touch with them and they usually reply within several hours.