Full Tilt Poker review
Full Tilt Poker review
New player bonus: 100% match up to AUD $600.
Games: Texas hold’em, Omaha, seven card stud, razz, 2-7 triple draw, HORSE, and more.
Full Tilt offers Australians an excellent range of online poker games for Windows PC and Mac – from traditional cash games, to high stakes sit-and-go tournaments, and everything in between. There’s also a heap of incentives for real money poker players, which is why Full Tilt ranks right up there among our recommended AUD poker websites.
$600 Welcome Bonus
When you register for real cash poker at Full Tilt, you can claim a 100% match bonus up to AUD $600 on your initial deposit. This means that whatever amount you transfer into your new playing account, the house will double it. For example: if you add $100 on your first deposit, you will get another $100 free for $200 cash credits all up.
Here’s how it works:
- Join up at www.FullTiltPoker.com – this is free and only takes a minute
- Make your first cash deposit using one of the secure transaction methods listed
- Visit the ‘My Promotions’ section in your account and click ‘First Deposit Bonus’ to opt in – and you’re done
Unlike a typical sign-up bonus at an Internet casino, this complementary cash is not credited to your account in a lump sum. Instead, it is released in chunks of $20 or 10% your initial deposit – whichever is smaller – as you earn loyalty points. For every 25 Full Tilt points you accumulate, you clear $1 of your bonus cash. So, for example: if you deposited $200, you would need 500 points to release each segment of $20.
This kind of setup is not everyone’s cup of tea, we realise. On the plus side, we do have 60 days after our first transaction to decide whether or not to opt in. A little tip for those new to online poker bonuses: start off with the minimum deposit amount ($20 at Full Tilt). That way, you won’t get stuck needing to clear hundreds of dollars’ worth of loyalty points in order to activate your full bonus.
100% Secure Online Banking
Australians can choose from a variety of safe transaction options at Full Tilt Poker. These include traditional credit cards, virtual debit cards, Web wallets, pre-paid cash vouchers, and direct bank transfers. In most cases, AUD deposits are credited to your account immediately – so there’s no waiting and worrying, and you can hit the real cash poker rooms straight away.
Full Tilt accepts the following transaction methods for the Australian dollar:
- Bank transfer
All AUD cash transfers are covered by advanced SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology – the same kind of 128-bit encryption used by respected financial institutions all over the world. Not all methods support both deposits and withdrawals, so check the Full Tilt Poker website for further details.
Full Tilt Software for PC & Mac
Apple users rejoice, for Full Tilt offers a full download poker suite for Mac OS as well as Windows PC. That means there are no major compatibility issues, whereas in years gone by it was Microsoft or bust in the world of Internet poker.
This free software package allows Aussie poker players to completely customise their online gambling experience. We can access thousands of ring games, SNG poker events and multi-table tournaments, and choose from a variety of betting limits – from micro-stakes and freerolls, up to high stakes cash games and tourneys. We can even play with custom stakes when creating our own poker rooms.
The Full Tilt desktop suite gives us the ability to tailor the poker lobby setup to suit our gameplay needs. We can change the visual layout, customise security settings, and manage account details with ease. We also get instant access to the cashier and can activate any available promotions within a couple of clicks.
Online Poker Tournaments
Full Tilt runs some of the most unique hold’em, Omaha and stud tournaments on the Web, with hundreds upon hundreds of real money sit & go and scheduled multi-table tourneys every day. Below are a few of the most interesting tournament formats on offer at FullTiltPoker.com.
In most poker events, it’s curtains once you lose all your chips. Not so in a Triple Chance tournament. Here, players receive two special tokens at the start of the tourney. Each token can be exchanged for a new stack, equal to the amount of the initial stack. So if you go bust once, you’re still in the game – and you’ve still got another life up your sleeve.
As the name implies, this kind of event gives players a greater number of starting chips than usual. In most Deep Stack tournaments, competitors begin with a minimum of 3000 chips. If you want even higher stakes, check out Super Stack poker where players start with at least 5000 chips.
This is an auto-play format unique to Full Tilt Poker where every player is thrown all-in on each hand. This makes for super fast play, with most Flip tournaments wrapped up within a few rounds. This is an interesting option for players who can’t commit to scheduled starting times, as you don’t even need to be online to compete and win.
Exclusive to Full Tilt, this setup allows individual players to enter the same poker tournament several times over. Each entry receives a full stack of chips and can compete simultaneously, which means you can actually multi-table a single tourney. Take things into overdrive by playing a Triple Chance Multi-Entry tournament, where you get multiple seats at once and extra lives for each entry.
This high-octane Internet poker experience is another Full Tilt exclusive. Once you fold out of a hand, you are immediately dealt into a new one at a different table. The result is lightning-fast gameplay, which makes Rush Poker ideal for those among us who hate waiting around watching someone else win the pot.
Full Tilt makes all the most popular poker styles available to AUD gamblers on the Web – from no limit hold’em, to stud and draw poker, to mixed games such as fixed limit HORSE. All are playable in a variety of betting structures, including the unique mixed limit format where wagering alternates between fixed limit and pot limit rules.
Here’s just a taste of the AUD cash poker games on offer:
- Texas holdem
- Omaha hi
- Omaha hi/lo
- Seven card stud
- Stud hi/lo
- Razz (stud lo)
- Five card stud
- 2-7 single draw
- 2-7 triple draw
- Five card draw
24/7 Customer Support
The Full Tilt support staff looks after Aussie poker players seven days a week, with quick and helpful responses to all email enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a very useful FAQ library, which can be accessed via the home page or through the ‘Help’ tab in the desktop poker lobby.