[FAQ] Full Tilt Poker

    • HannesZ
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      Thanks to everyone, who helped writing this FAQ.



      I. Initial registration
      1. Is it possible to receive the free $50 starting capital on Full Tilt Poker?
      2. Do I get rakeback automatically?
      3. How many StrategyPoints to I get for playing on Full Tilt Poker?
      4. I already have a Full Tilt Poker account. Is it possible to retrack it?

      II. First Deposit Bonus
      1. Which First Deposit Bonus do I get?
      2. Do I need a bonus code?
      3. How much time do I have to clear the First Deposit Bonus after the deposit?
      4. How long can I wait with after the account creation, before the First Deposit Bonus expires and tracking to PokerStrategy.com is invalid?
      5. How do I clear the bonus?
      6. How do I receive Full Tilt Points?
      7. How will the bonus be released?
      8. Where do I see how much bonus I still have?
      9. Will the bonus forfeit if I withdraw during the bonus period?

      III. Rakeback
      1. How much rakeback do I get?
      2. Is the rakeback limited to a certain period of time or is it permanent?
      3. Is there a minimum of rake I need to generate on Full Tilt Poker to receive rakeback?
      4. Do I get rakeback if I received my starting capital there?
      5. When do I receive rakeback and for which period?
      6. Where do I get my rakeback?
      7. How do I know that I received rakeback?
      8. How is the rake structure of Full Tilt Poker?
      9. How is the rake calculated?
      10. Is it possible to see the collected rake anywhere?
      11. What is subtracted from the rake?
      12. Is it possible to create a negative net rake due to subtractions?

      IV. Software
      1. How many tables can I play at the same time?
      2. How many players sit on a full ring No Limit table?
      3. Which tracking programs support Full Tilt Poker?
      4. Is it allowed to datamine on FTP?
      5. Is it possible as a short stack immediately to sit down at the tables again with the minimum buy-in after a double up?
      6. Does Full Tilt Poker offers DoN SnGs?

      V. FTP Service and Support
      1. How long does it take until the support replies?
      2. Which deposit methods are available?
      3. Which withdrawal methods are available?
      4. What is the average withdrawal time?
      5. How often are there reload bonuses?
      6. Is there a VIP system?
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    • HannesZ
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      I. Initial registration
      1. Is it possible to receive the free $50 starting capital on Full Tilt Poker?
        You find all rooms where the starting capital is available on this site: Free $50 starting capital

      2. Do I get rakeback automatically?
        Yes, if you use our bonuscode you will receive 27% rakeback weekly.

      3. How many StrategyPoints to I get for playing on Full Tilt Poker?
        For 1 Dollar rake you receive 2 StrategyPoints.

      4. I already have a Full Tilt Poker account. Is it possible to retrack it?
        Retracking is not available. You still can ask the customer service of Full Tilt Poker, but usually they do not allow retracking.
    • HannesZ
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      II. First Deposit Bonus
      1. Which First Deposit Bonus do I get?
        We offer a 100% up to $600 First Deposit Bonus. Successfully complete up to three deposits within 60 days and Full Tilt Poker will match each deposit with their 100% First Deposit Bonus, worth up to $600

      2. Do I need a bonus code?
        Yes, please follow our download instructions.

      3. How much time do I have to clear the First Deposit Bonus after the deposit?
        You have 120 days to clear the bonus.

      4. How long can I wait with after the account creation, before the First Deposit Bonus expires and tracking to PokerStrategy.com is invalid?
        You have to deposit within 180 days otherwise you won't be linked to PokerStrategy.com

      5. How do I clear the bonus?
        For each bonus Dollar you need to accumulate 25 Full Tilt Points.

        Examples:
        To clear a $50 bonus, you need 1,250 Full Tilt Points.
        To clear a $100 bonus, you need 2,500 Full Tilt Points.
        To clear a $200 bonus, you need 5,000 Full Tilt Points.
        To clear a $600 bonus, you need 15,000 Full Tilt Points.

      6. How do I receive a Full Tilt Point?
        Full Tilt Poker awards 10 FTPs to the entire table for every $1 of hand raked. These 10 FTP are then allocated among the players.
        So, for example, a 5-handed table plays a hand that gets raked $0.50. 5 points are awarded to the table, and each player dealt into the hand gets 1 FTP. Now a heads-up table gets raked $0.50 and the same 5 points are awarded to the table. Since only two players were dealt into the hand, each player now gets 2.5 FTPs

        For every Dollar paid in tournament fees, you receive 10 Full Tilt Points

      7. How will the bonus be released?
        The bonus will be credited to your account either in steps of 10% of the deposit amount, or in installments of $20 (depending on which amount is the lower of the 2). With a first deposit of $100 for example, you would receive the bonus in steps of $10 (10%).

      8. Where do I see how much bonus I still have?
        In the window "Cashier" you can always view your real money and bonus status.

      9. Will the bonus forfeit if I withdraw during the bonus period?
        No, the bonus doesn't expire.
    • HannesZ
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      III. Rakeback
      1. How much rakeback do I get?
        You will get 27% rakeback of your net rake.

      2. Is the rakeback limited to a certain period of time or is it permanent?
        The rakeback is paid out permanently.

      3. Is there a minimum of rake I need to generate on Full Tilt Poker to receive rakeback?
        No, there is no minimum.

      4. Do I get rakeback if I received my starting capital there?
        Yes, additionally to your free $50 starting capital, you will receive 27% rakeback on your net rake.

        If you created your account on Full Tilt Poker after 01.12.2010 or between 01.05. and 31.07.2010, it is necessary that you make a deposit to be eligible for rakeback.

        This restriction does not apply to accounts that were created before 01.05.2010 or between 01.08.2010 and 30.11.2010.

      5. When do I receive rakeback and for which period?
        Rakeback will be paid on Friday for the period between Tuesday to Monday.

      6. Where do I get my rakeback
        Rakeback will be paid directly do your Full Tilt Poker account.

      7. How do I know that I received rakeback?
        You receive an email informing you that received an interaccount transfer. You can see it also in the history of your cashier.

      8. How is the rake structure of Full Tilt Poker?
        You will find the rake strucue here: Rake

      9. How is the rake calculated?
        The gross rake (table rake) is divided by the amount of players on a table that had a hand at the start of the round, even when it was folded pre-flop (e.g. in full ring by 9 players, in short-handed by 6 players). Further fees will be subtracted from this sum (see point after next).

      10. Is it possible to see the collected rake anywhere?
        Yes. If you have PokerTracker 3 see the MGR column, if you have Holdem Manager it is rake amount.

      11. What is subtracted from the rake?
        Purchases in the shop for points (about 0.005$ per point)
        Withdrawal and deposit costs which occur on Full Tilt (Transaction fees, max. 5% of the amount)
        Overlay per player in tournaments in which FTP has to add up to reach the guaranteed prize pool.
        Collected bonus

      12. Is it possible to create a negative net rake due to subtractions?
        Yes, this may happen. Should a negative net rake be created, it will be carried over to the next week.

      For more details about rakeback, please see the Rakeback FAQ (Look here first)
    • HannesZ
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      [COLOR=darkred][SIZE=16]IV. Software[/SIZE][/COLOR]
      1. How many tables can I play at the same time?
        You can play 8 by default, but you can email the support and ask to enable up to 16 tables (support@fulltiltpoker.com).

      2. How many players sit on a full ring No Limit table?
        9 players.

      3. Which tracking programs support Full Tilt Poker
        All available programs like HoldemManager, PokerTracker 3 and Elephant support Full Tilt Poker.

      4. Is it allowed to datamine on FTP?
        Data-mining is not allowed according to the Full Tilt terms & conditions and can lead to the close of your account. Therefore we recommend you do not datamine.

      5. Is it possible as a short stack immediately to sit down at the tables again with the minimum buy-in after a double up?
        No, you have to wait for 30 minutes.

      6. Does Full Tilt Poker offers DoN SnGs?
        No, this type of SnGs are not available.
    • HannesZ
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      [COLOR=darkred][SIZE=16]V. FTP Service and Support[/SIZE][/COLOR]
      1. How long does it take until the support replies?
        Usually within 24 hours.

      2. Which deposit methods are available?
        Visa
        Mastercard
        Moneybookers
        Neteller
        paysafecard
        Cash Transfer
        Webmoney
        entropay
        Maestro

      3. Which withdrawal methods are available?
        Neteller
        Moneybookers
        Check
        Visa
        Mastercard
        Webmony

        Please be aware that not all methods might be available in your country.

      4. What is the average withdrawal time?
        It depends on the withdrawal method.

      5. How often are there reload bonuses?
        Very rarely.

      6. Is there a VIP system?
        Yes, the VIP system there is called Iron Man Challenge (see Iron Man Challenge)
    • fruktpuff
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      From what I have been reading about the FTP changes, these following may be outdated:

      5.How do I clear the bonus?
      For each bonus Dollar you need to accumulate 16.7 Full Tilt Points.

      Examples:
      To clear a $50 bonus, you need 835 Full Tilt Points.
      To clear a $100 bonus, you need 1,670 Full Tilt Points.
      To clear a $200 bonus, you need 3,340 Full Tilt Points.
      To clear a $600 bonus, you need 10,020 Full Tilt Points.


      6.How do I receive a Full Tilt Point?
      For each Dollar rake the house collects from a pot, every player who had cards for this hand receives one point. You can receive proportional points when the rake is less than one Dollar, and you can receive up to three points for each hand. For every Dollar paid in tournament fees, you receive 7 Full Tilt Points
    • HannesZ
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      Hi fruktpuff,

      Thank you for the hint.

      "5. How do I clear the bonus?" This should be still up to date.

      "6.How do I receive a Full Tilt Point?" This has been fixed.

      Thanks again you for your help.

      Cheers,
      Hannes
    • fruktpuff
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      I'm sorry, but I think that 5. is actually wrong.
      Quite certain when I counted for my bonus, being released at $0.04, that it takes 1250 or such for a $50 bonus.

      At the time of writing this, "Earned: $5.30" "Next in: 117.49 FTPs.". Segment of $5, it being a $50 bonus I'm clearing.

      Can provide screenshots of the cashier on request, but by then numbers may have changed marginally.
    • oblitron
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      If the bonus was activated after the changes to the FTP system were made, then it's 25 FTPs per bonus dollar. If the bonus was already activated when the changes were made, then it's 16.7 FTPs per bonus dollar.
    • fruktpuff
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      I suppose we were both right, in that it was right, and that it was wrong, then. :)

      Thanks for the post.
    • HannesZ
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      I just updated the thread. Now you need 25 points per $ bonus.

      Thanks,
      Hannes
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    • DeMarcohsp
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      Is TableScanner legal or not on Full Tilt? I didn't see this program neither at the accepted nor banned softwares.
    • EagleStar88
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      Originally posted by DeMarcohsp
      Is TableScanner legal or not on Full Tilt? I didn't see this program neither at the accepted nor banned softwares.
      Hi DeMarcohsp,

      Sorry I don't know, but it's probably best checking directly with Full Tilt support team.

      support@fulltiltpoker.com

      Better safe than sorry ;)

      Best regards,


      Bart
    • DeMarcohsp
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      Originally posted by EagleStar88
      Originally posted by DeMarcohsp
      Is TableScanner legal or not on Full Tilt? I didn't see this program neither at the accepted nor banned softwares.
      Hi DeMarcohsp,

      Sorry I don't know, but it's probably best checking directly with Full Tilt support team.

      support@fulltiltpoker.com

      Better safe than sorry ;)

      Best regards,


      Bart
      Well the fact is that I oppened it today and run a scan with it and then closed it didnt datamine or even open a table with it so practically didnt use it.

      I emailed them about it, anyway I hope I'm not going to have any unpleaseant surprise about it :f_eek:

      Thanks for the answer anyway :)
    • OZSA
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      Hi, I referred a friend and I wanna know if you have rakeback now with or without a deposit on FT. ty
    • Salivanth
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      You must now deposit to get rakeback, but not too much. Full Tilt's site should tell you the minimum deposit (Probably 10 bucks or so)
    • EagleStar88
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      Originally posted by OZSA
      Hi, I referred a friend and I wanna know if you have rakeback now with or without a deposit on FT. ty
      Hi OZSA,

      Players on Full Tilt now need to do a deposit of their own money in order to receive rakeback.

      A minimum deposit is sufficient for this purpose, but please bear in mind that the 100% matching bonus is only available on the first deposit, so your friend should choose an amount suitable to their own needs.

      Hope this helps, best regards,


      Bart
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