Full Tilt Poker Review For Mac Users
Update 2011 - Full Tilt Poker stopped accepting US players. Have a look at our poker for a Mac page for a complete list of USA poker rooms where you can play online poker.
With over 80,000 players simultaneously playing at one time, the traffic certainly speaks for itself in regards to Full Tilt Poker’s popularity. No wonder it’s the second largest online poker room on the Internet today. No matter what time of the day, your poker game of choice can always be found with a variety of stakes. Something that makes Full Tilt Poker unique is that the concept of the poker room was brought about by the legendary poker pros Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Phil Gordon, Andy Bock and Erik Siedel back in 2004.
Full Tilt Poker also hosts its own online poker forum where players can immerse themselves in the Full Tilt community, and get regular site updates and tips from the pros themselves. In addition, their dedicated software was the first to be compatible with Macintosh computers, and have since become synonymous with the term “Mac Poker.”
Full Tilt Mac Poker Software
Macintosh users will be pleased with Full Tilt Poker’s Mac download client - and the version is customized especially for these users. Players can be assured that the all the great features the Windows version offers can be found on the Mac client as well. These include the Multi-Tabling Feature, Customized Avatars, Player Hand Histories, the ability to view Flop Percentages, a Poker Hand Converter and an array of Table Skin options.
Not to mention the noteworthy graphics interface, consistent play and great game selection. The only site that rivals the Full Tilt Mac software is PokerStars, who just recently upgraded their software to cater to Mac users as well. Full Tilt Poker is constantly working on improving their own software, so I have no doubts there will be even MORE to look forward to in the future for the best Mac poker site out there.
Download the Full Tilt Mac client today and experience what THOUSANDS of Macintosh users have already experienced themselves!
Full Tilt Bonus and VIP Rewards Program
Currently, new players can earn a 100% match bonus up to $600 through Full Tilt Poker. This is hands-down one of the best bonuses on ANY poker site in the world, and the largest among ANY poker site that is compatible with Mac’s. We recommend to signup using Full Tilt referral code PRULESNET to take part of this bonus offer. You will then also receive special freeroll invites with very limited players and good value.
Acquiring Full Tilt Points (FTP’s) is the way to clear your bonus and can be done so through Ring Games, Tournament and Sit & Go’s. Ring Game points are racked up at a rate of one point for each dollar raked from the pot; partial points for rakes less than one dollar can be accumulated too. Three points, each worth $.06 can be earned for a total of $18 per each 100 hands. Tournaments and Sit and Go games earn 7 points for every dollar paid and there is no limit on the amount of points you can earn.
120 days are given to clear your bonus account and your bonus amount will be released into your cash account in increments of 10% (or $20, whichever comes first).
Full Tilt Game Selection and Stakes
A total of ten games are offered in all at Full Tilt Poker. Texas Hold’em is available in No Limit, Pot Limit and Fixed Limit games. Omaha Hi and Omaha Hi/Lo can be played at Pot Limit or Fixed Limit. The games 7 Stud Hi, 7 Stud Hi/Lo, Razz, 5 Card Draw can be played at Fixed Limit. Mixed games of HORSE, HOSE and HA can be played at Fixed Limit with the games changing every 10 hands. Play money tables are available for all of the games.
A host of tournaments are offered beginning with thrilling 3 minute blind Turbo Sit and Go’s, and 5 minute blind Turbo Multi-Tables. Double Stack tournaments, Speed Tables, Four Player Heads-up Shootout Sit and Go Tournaments can add excitement and risk to the games. No Limit and Pot Limit Cap Games are available for players seeking less risk! Full Tilt Poker also offers its players Rebuy Tournaments for their playing pleasure.
No Limit and Pot Limit games can be played from $.05 - $.10 to $25 - $50. Fixed Limit game stakes go from $.05 - $.10 to $200 - $400. Buy into Sit and Go tournaments from $1.25 all the way up to $2,250. If Multi-Table tourneys are what peaks your interest, they can be bought into from $1 to $500.
Full Tilt Promotions and Events
A big attraction at Full Tilt Poker is their very own Full Tilt Online Poker Series, otherwise known as the FTOPS. The week long tournament series features big buy-in events, prizes, merchandise and a guaranteed cash prize pool totaling over $15 Million over 25 events. Weekly guaranteed tournaments are hosted every week too, like the $750K Guarantee, the Sunday Brawl with $350K in guaranteed prize money, and the Sunday Mulligan (a $200K Guarantee). Full Tilt Poker’s Take 2 Promotion will double your fun as you play two ring game tables at the same time and earn double Full Tilt Points at each table.
Unique promotions are offered like the Iron Man Challenge and the Iron Man Plus where the best of the best play. For your efforts, you can receive medals that can be exchanged for cash bonuses, and tournament tokens. Playing every day of the month in the Iron Man will earn you one Full Tilt Point and you can also qualify to play in the special The One-A-Day $2K Freeroll that occurs the second Saturday of each month.
If you’re interested in playing in live major tournaments like the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour and the European Tour, you can win satellite entries along with cash prizes at various other freeroll tournaments that are offered daily. You can even win a seat on the popular television show, Poker After Dark!
Full Tilt Poker’s customer support can be contacted by email only 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For general support, the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. There are an additional 13 email addresses depending upon particular questions. A comprehensive FAQ section is available as well.
Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
Full Tilt Poker offers the following methods of deposit - VISA, MasterCard, ATM, Check, Debit Card, Click2Pay, Diner’s Club International, and Cash Transfer. Methods of withdrawal include Withdrawal by Check as Full Tilt’s recommended method (if your request is between $100 and $5,000), and Click2Pay.