Full Tilt Poker opened it's online cardroom in June 2004 and was founded by a team of professional poker players, the most notable being Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Mike Matusow, Jennifer Harman and Andy Bloch.
With the sudden hit on April 15 2011, which is widely known as the Black Friday, Full Tilt had to shut the operations. After a long struggle Full Tilt Poker finally resumed operations managing to pay its USA depositors when PokerStars came to the rescue and bought over the operations in November 2012.
Full Tilt is the second largest online poker site, having over 50,000 players online at any time of day, and a Pro Team of over 150+ strong, including online superstar Tom 'Durrr' Dwan, who has dominated the nosebleed stakes on FTP for years. Just watching how these poker superstars battle it out for millions of dollars on the online felt is just one of the things that sets Full Tilt apart from the other poker sites.
Full Tilt Poker has truly innovated online poker by introducing Rush Poker, a new exciting fast paced poker format where you get moved to a new table every hand after folding, effectively speeding up play.They have recently introduced two new game varieties to the site, a 5-Card Stud very similar to Stud Hi and Irish a variant of Hold’em poker.
Full Tilt Poker offers a 100% up to $600 First Deposit Bonus with occasional reload bonuses tailored to your amount of play. Additionally you can spent the points you earn while collecting the bonus in the Full Tilt Poker Shop, on items such as tournament tickets, FTP branded apparel and even a Harley Davidson.