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Since its foundation in 2004, Full Tilt Poker has emerged as a big mover-and-shaker in the ultra lucrative industry that is online poker – and with pros like Gus Hansen (2007 Aussie Millions Main Event winner) and Viktor Blom (aka “Isildur1”) on board, it’s little wonder. Let us show you why Full Tilt is worthy of serious consideration for Australian poker players.
Software quality is vital to any online gambling operation, and Full Tilt’s desktop client is among the best around. For starters, there is a version for Windows PC and one optimised for Mac OS – a surprisingly rare luxury when it comes to Web-based poker. That means nobody gets left out of the loop over something as silly as compatibility issues – every Aussie punter can download a complete software package.
This fully loaded poker lobby gives us total control over the way we gamble on the Net. Aside from accessing thousands of real cash poker rooms, we can managed our playing accounts, visit the cashier, adjust security settings and gameplay options, activate available promotions and special offers – everything you could ever need. The advanced search filter is especially nifty, as it allows us to dispense with the filler and view only those ring games, tournaments and other live events we really want to play.
The Full Tilt Poker software client is free and 100% safe to download. Click here to get started.
Keeping your cash and personal details safe and sound is Full Tilt’s number one priority. That’s why all AUD transactions are cloaked by 128-bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) digital encryptions – the worldwide standard for online banking protection.
Getting money in and out of your playing account is a piece of pie. Full Tilt accepts a number of trusted deposit and withdrawal methods for the Aussie dollar, including credit cards (Visa, MasterCard), e-wallets (Skrill Moneybookers), Web wallets (Neteller), pre-paid money vouchers (UKash) and electronic banking services (POLi).
In most cases, cash deposits will hit your playing account immediately after you confirm the transaction (wire transfers can take up to three days to process). Withdrawals usually take a few days to go through, due to the security measures in place to make sure the money gets to the right person. See the payment methods page on www.FullTiltPoker.com for all the details.
Full Tilt Poker is currently only available to Australians as a non-market application. Devices which do not support non-market apps (namely Apple iOS products such as the iPhone and iPad) will not be able to install the application. Phones and tablets which use open-source market platforms will need to make sure their device is set to allow external applications to install. Tap the Full Tilt mobile poker button at the top of this review or tap this link from any compatible device, and you’ll be redirected to install the app.
Full Tilt supports a range of different poker styles, including no limit Texas hold’em (NLH), pot limit Omaha (PLO), Omaha hi/lo, seven card stud, razz, and mixed games like HORSE (hold’em, Omaha, razz, stud hi, and stud hi/lo eights-or-better).
Ring games – A traditional “cash game” where players can buy in and cash out whenever they like. The blinds are fixed at the same amount for the duration of the game.
Sit & go poker – Hugely popular with experts and novices alike, an SNG tournament is one which starts as soon as the required number of players has signed up. There is no set starting time – hence, when everyone sits, the tourney goes.
Multi-table tournaments – As the name suggests, these are online poker events comprising multiple tables in action at once. As more and more players are eliminated, tables are merged until there is one final group. These can be sit-and-go tournaments, but in Full Tilt nomenclature a multi-table tournament (MTT) generally refers to an event with a scheduled starting time.
Rush Poker is a unique high-speed gambling format exclusive to Full Tilt Poker. Instead of sticking to one table in a ring game or tournament, each hand is played against a new group of opponents – so as soon as you fold, you get whisked away and dealt in at a new table immediately. This means no waiting around watching others play when you’re not in the game.
If you want the fastest online no-limit hold’em action, you might want to have a gander at Adrenaline Rush. These are four-handed games where we can buy in for up to 10 big blinds, and which feature some unique betting rules. There are no bets allowed after the flop, so all the wagering happens before the first three community cards are revealed. And you can only raise or fold, except in situations where the only option is to call (e.g. when an opponent goes all in).
This isn’t for the purists – so if you like your poker the old fashioned way, you will probably want to stick to the conventional cash games and tourneys. However, if you’re all about cramming in as many hands as you can in a short space of time, Rush Poker and Adrenaline Rush at FullTiltPoker.com may be just what you are looking for.
Full Tilt caters for all tastes with an enormous array of online Australian poker tournaments. We can play Turbo and Super Turbo events, where the blinds rise at a much faster rate than normal; Steps tournaments, with a tiered structure that allows us to turn a small investment into a huge windfall; Deep Stack and Super Stack tourneys, where we start with a minimum 3000 chips; and dozens more exciting formats, covering sit-n-go hold’em, scheduled MTT events and Rush Poker.
Here are some of the most popular tournament poker styles available at Full Tilt:
There’s hundreds of real money poker tournaments running at Full Tilt every day – so sign up now to get in on the action.
Australians can claim hundreds, even thousands of dollars in free chips and special offers at Full Tilt Poker. This includes a number of freeroll poker tournaments, which are ideal for new players who are looking to jumpstart a real money poker career.
There’s also the loyalty program, where we can earn Full Tilt points on every real money poker game we play. The more you play, the more points you earn. Once you amass a certain number of Full Tilt points, you can exchange them for various rewards – including tournament tickets and entry into exclusive freeroll events.
$600 First Deposit Bonus – Register at www.FullTiltPoker.com and make a real money deposit to claim a 100% match bonus up to AUD $600.
Daily Freerolls – Play for entry into cash games and SNG events for free, with $50 tournament tickets up for grabs every day.
Big Money Sundays – The most lucrative day of the week, with a guaranteed prize pool of $150,000 in the Sunday Major and $100,000 in the Sunday Brawl.
Early Bird Special – Sign up for a sit-and-go tournament before anyone else and receive double Full Tilt loyalty points on that particular event.
The Full Tilt help and support system is not as techy or extensive as some other AUD Internet poker rooms. There is no live chat feature on the home page, and no dedicated Australian hotline – which has become a staple at online casinos in recent years. However, there is a thorough FAQ section and plenty of information about games, tournaments, promos, etc. on the website, while all queries sent to email@example.com are addressed quickly and with the utmost care and competence.