Full Tilt Poker Review

This is an old review.

Full Tilt is still running, but it's no longer a part of my list of recommended poker rooms. This page hasn't been updated in a while, so take what you read with a pinch of historical salt.

My Rating: C-

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Full Tilt Table
Referral Code: RAKEBANK

100% up to $600 Bonus

Full Tilt Poker overview.

Full Tilt is comfortably in the very top tier of Texas Hold'em rooms and is only second to PokerStars in terms of traffic. In a nutshell, Full Tilt is an ideal choice for both regular and new players looking for an all-round quality poker room.

  • Second most popular online poker room.
  • Great software and plenty of soft competition.

As a regular Texas Hold'em player, Full Tilt ticks all the key boxes for; soft competition, good rakeback deal and sleek software that is perfect for multi-tabling.

The only poker room that edges out Full Tilt Poker in the traffic and software department is PokerStars.

Full Tilt competition and traffic.

  • Very high volume of traffic (#2 for traffic). Plenty of action at even the highest NL Hold'em tables.
  • High volume of player traffic means that there is plenty of soft competition across all stakes.
  • $200NL and $400 have a higher ratio of solid players due to rakeback. Table selection is key.

As mentioned, the only poker room that has more traffic than Full Tilt is PokerStars, but when a room reaches these levels of traffic the actual number of players makes very little difference, as all of the most popular NL Texas Hold'em stakes (and many of the higher stakes) are saturated with enough soft competition to keep them profitable.

The fact that Full Tilt offers rakeback means that the $200NL and $400NL play host to a larger than usual number of solid grinders, which means that table selection is an important consideration if you are a regular looking to win money.

However, you can safely assume that there is going to be at least one fish at any random table at the $100NL limits and lower. Just be sure to watch out for all the tricky rakeback players. If soft competition and easy money is what you're looking for though, Bodog is the better option.

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Full Tilt software.

The Full Tilt client is a prime example of how a great poker room should look and feel. The thing with great designs is that you never really appreciate them unless you find a different design doing the same thing, just worse.

  • Awesome software. Perfect platform for winning money.
  • PokerTracker and HoldemManager compatible.
  • Table graphics a little cartoony. Not everyone's cup of tea, but not a big deal.

The Full Tilt software has always been fast loading, easy to navigate and I've never experienced glitches or freezing during play. The lobby is super responsive and makes it impressively easy to filter and sort the tables to find the perfect game. I really can't pick any faults with Tilt's software when it comes to usability (I did try).

The table graphics may be a little too cartoon-like for some, but then that's what gives Full Tilt its unique identity. I'd prefer a slightly more serious design myself, but at the end of the day it really doesn't take anything away from the gameplay, so I'm not going to complain.

Full Tilt Poker bonus.

100% up to $600 Bonus

The Full Tilt bonus is a higher than average (and easier to clear than average) 100% up to $600 match bonus. This bonus is available to all new players signing up to Full Tilt (even if you're a rakeback player).

Make sure you use the Full Tilt referral code RAKEBANK when signing up to get the rakeback to go along with the bonus.

Full Tilt Referral Code

If you use an alternate Full Tilt Poker referral code like the one here, you will not receive 27% rakeback. You will just get the Full Tilt bonus on its own (so make sure you use the RAKEBANK referral code).

Full Tilt bonus details.

General Bonus Details
Bonus: $600
Match: 100%
Time: 180 days
Increments: 10%
Referral Code: RAKEBANK
Redeeming Bonus Details
Full Tilt Points earned per $1 rake paid: 10
Full Tilt Points needed per $1 of bonus: 25
Total Full Tilt Points needed to redeem bonus: 15,000
Total rake paid to redeem bonus: $1,500
Bonusback: 40%

Overall it is a very attractive bonus. It is one of few bonuses that is worth saving for until the time you are able make a sizeable deposit so that you can get the most from it.

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